• What is an obituary?
    Contrary to popular believe, an obituary isn’t a necessity when someone dies as there is no legal requirement to announce a death. Generally obituaries are used to tell the wider local community about a loved one’s death and celebrate his/her life. Why publish an obituary? If you’re arranging a funeral or memorial service, publishing an
  • Why can’t I place an obituary myself?
    A frequent question we receive is why a family member (or anyone for that matter) cannot place an obituary in the local newspaper. It is easy to assume that this limitation exists only to line the pockets of newspapers. But there is a very valid reason why. Until most recently, it was common for people