How Do I Make A Funeral More Personal?

A few years ago, my paternal grandmother passed away after a long and grueling illness – first battling breast cancer and later leukemia. She was a strong woman and put up a good fight, never letting her diagnosis or treatment keep her from enjoying everyday life. But, in 2014, the doctors ran out of options and she ran out of time. After a brief hospice stay, she passed away in early November – with grandpa holding her hand.

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Obituary writers share their secrets on How to Write a Great Obituary

Great title makes you want to read this obituary

My brother Joe recently sent me an  article about how to write an obituary. The article was an interesting interview of two professional obituary writers, Maureen O’Donnell and Linnea Crowther who both write obituaries for the Chicago Sun-Times and Legacy.com

I thought my readers would find it helpful to hear what professional obituary writers suggest when writing a memorable obituary.

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3 Cool Funeral Ideas

Are you looking for some cool funeral ideas that will turn the funeral you are planning into a memorable celebration of life?

1. Use Memory Stones to Create a Special Tribute

write on memory stones

Cool Funeral idea, have guests write a tribute on memory stones

Use memory stones as a guest book. At the memorial service friends and family are invited to write on the memory stones. You can then keep the stones and remember the tributes people made to your loved one.  The memory stones would be nice to add to the base of a plant in your home or garden. It’s a beautiful way to keep the memory of the departed alive. You can find memorial memory stones here. Continue reading

Eulogy for Father From Son of Stephen Furst

Eulogy for father from son of Stephen Furst

Stephen Furst as “Flounder” in Animal House

If you’ve ever seen Animal House, you will surely remember Stephen Furst who played “Flounder”.   Stephen passed away on June 17, 2017 from complications from diabetes at only 63 years old.

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Eulogy for Daughter- Heather Heyer’s mom delivers amazing eulogy

Eulogy for daughter.   It’s clear where Heather Heyer got her courage, her mother, Susan Bro.  Susan delivered an incredible eulogy for her daughter who was killed at a rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017. Delivering a eulogy is never easy but imagine trying to compose yourself to give a eulogy for your daughter who was run over while she was protesting a white supremacist rally.

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