Traditionally, people posted obituaries as public announcements in newspapers, which can be very expensive and is published in the newspaper once. Now, digital news platforms have interactive pages for celebrating the life of a loved one.
Our “Remembrance Tribute Page” lets you create an online interactive tribute page honoring and sharing your loved one's story, goals, accomplishments, ancestry, photos and so much more with family and friends worldwide.
Your guests that visit the tribute page can share with you their condolences, support, stories & upload photos they may have of your loved one. They can light a virtual candle; order flowers even plant a tree in your loved one’s memory.
The link to this tribute page is completely under your control.
Once the information you’ve provided to us is uploaded and the tribute page is live, we will email the direct link to you.
You now have complete control of whom you want to share it with.
Vancouver Cremations is family owned and we recognize that the financial costs at the end of a loved one’s life can be challenging for some families. Our belief, as licensed funeral professionals is to provide you with the tools and resources that can help you with grieving.
Therefore, from our family to your family, we offer this service completely free of charge.
Helping you get started
How do you sum up a lifetime of memories and accomplishments in a few short paragraphs? It can be a challenging experience to capture the highlights of a loved one’s life in a short, written format.
Where should you start when you are writing an obituary for someone who meant so much to you? It can be daunting to put the right words onto a blank page.
If you’re having trouble getting started, just follow the below obituary example, and start with the section that seems easiest. Then just write without judging yourself until you have a first draft. Then you can go back and organize and edit.
What is an Obituary?
An obituary is a written announcement sharing the news that someone passed away. This announcement not only shares the birth and death date, but it usually includes a minimum of one photo of the individual, along with highlights of their accomplishments and even their personality. If there will be services open to the public, then you can also share those details in the obituary.
Here is a guideline you can follow to cover the most important details that are standard in an obituary:
1. Death Announcement: Often includes the place and date of death. Some families choose to add details about the circumstances of the person’s death.
2. Life Events: What major life events should you highlight? Include graduation, marriage, or major accomplishments related to career and hobbies.
3. Family Members: How to list survivors in an obituary? A common practice is to list them in order of importance based on relation. For example, spouse and children first, followed by parents, then siblings.
4. Event Details: If you are inviting the public to a Celebration or Memorial service, share information about the date, times and location.
5. Donation Information: Fundraiser details, memorial funds, or flower donation information is common to include at the end of an obituary.
6. Photos: Always include at least one photo of the person. It’s common to include a recent picture, as well as a family picture or throwback to the earlier years of a person’s life.
When you have completed writing the obituary and chosen a photo already cropped to your liking, email us the text in a word document file and photo as a jpeg file.
In order for us to keep this service at no charge, we can only accept your email in this format.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org