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Be Remembered Forever

Reflecting on your life by writing your own obituary can be a positive experience for both you and your loved ones. One thing to remember is there is no wrong or right way to write your own obituary. Most importantly, it should sound like it's coming from you, so be sure to add some personality to your writing.

Be Humorous

An obituary does not need to be written in a solemn manner. You can use your sense of humor to showcase your unique perspective on life.

Be Sincere

Also, when thinking about how you want to be remembered, try and be heartfelt and sincere. If you want, use your obituary as a platform to inspire and encourage others or, as a cautionary tale to advise others of how to avoid some of the pitfalls you experienced.

Include These General Topics

Here are some topics to include when you write your own obituary.  This list will ensure you’ve covered the basics; as well as, the more unique aspects of your life.

Name – You should include your full name, middle name, maiden name, and any nicknames so your family and friends can find your online obituary.

Dates – Make sure to include your date of birth and leave a blank space for your date of passing to be filled in by your loved one prior to your online obituary being posted. You can also include dates of major life-changing events, such as your wedding day or children’s birthdays.

List of Family and Friends – Obituaries commonly list spouses, children, parents, siblings, long-time friends, and even pets. Those that have passed away before you are usually listed first, followed by survivors.

Education and Work – Going to school and working are often fundamental parts of a person’s life so feel free to mention schools you went to, degrees you have obtained, places you have worked, and any awards or notable career achievements.

Hobbies, Special Interests, and Places Traveled – You can include anything that brought you joy or gave you a sense of fulfillment, such as sports you played, activities you enjoyed, or places you traveled to, that will highlight to others your individuality.

Funeral Arrangements – Inform your loved ones if you would like your funeral arrangements published in your online obituary.

Write Your Own Obituary

Schedule it for the Future

How to write your own obituary and schedule it on OBITUARe.com

The biggest issue when writing your own obituary is figuring out the logistics of how to publish it after you have passed.   OBITUARe.com is the first online obituary service to solve this problem.  When you write your obituary on OBITUARe.com you have the ability to schedule it to post in the future.

Below are 5 simple steps for you to start writing your obituary on OBITUARe.com and schedule it to post in the future.

  1. Create an obituary and choose the Premium Plan.
  2. Once you create an obituary you will be directed to the Edit Obituary page.  From the Edit Obituary page navigate to the Premium Features section.
  3. Enter a future date by clicking inside the field “Schedule for the Future.”
  4. Click the “Save” button at the top of the web page.
  5. Once you are finished writing your obituary, the final step is to submit it.  OBITUARe.com will handle the rest and ensure your obituary is published on the day you specified.

As a practical matter, make sure to give a family member or loved one access to your online obituary.  This will allow them to make any changes if necessary.