Several years ago
I lost my partner suddenly and traumatically.
On the morning of
his funeral, exhausted and weak, I suddenly realized that in just
a few hours I would not only have to face one of the most difficult
things I've ever had to endure, but somehow in the midst
of it to find a way to sum everything up - his
life, our love, his loss. I was overwhelmed: how could I
possibly give voice to what I felt?
On many occasions before
and since I've seen people speechless with grief;
lost and helpless, they struggle to describe the void left
behind by their beloved. I know that terrible feeling;
I'd like to
help you find the right words for your final farewell. We can create
a fitting obituary, eulogy or memory, or I can build you a
custom memorial program or even a memory-book - unique and beautiful heirloom
keepsakes for those who share your loss.
I can also be part of your own end-of-life pre-planning, working
with you on a final statement or personal history for your
family to pass down to future generations.
We can work by email or phone
or meet in person. I understand how much you have
to do right now and how little time you have to do
it, so I'm available at odd hours. Call between 11AM -
11PM. I'm liable to check email anytime.
Be gentle with yourself.
Not people die but worlds die in
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko, People
|· Obituary: The death
notice, meant for publication in newspapers or online
news outlets. Brevity
and efficiency are important; length is often
|· Eulogy: Meant to
be read aloud, the eulogy is often much more involved, conversational
and immediate than the obituary.|
|· Memorial/Tribute: A memory or
tribute by someone who is not the official eulogist. Often
shared aloud near the end of the service or put in written
form online or in a memory-book.|
Memoriams are tributes published in the obituary page on a
significant date such as the anniversary of someone's passing.
They can contain anything you like - a favorite verse or
quote, for example, or a message from you and your
|· Funeral Program: The printed
material given out at a memorial service, containing some
personal information about the deceased and listing the
order of the service.
Many people keep them as mementos. Funeral homes usually have a
variety of simple, functional templates. Custom designs can be much more
personal, vividly bringing your loved one's character to