When dealing with loss, the last thing you want to think about is how to pay for a funeral. The cost of funeral services increases each year, and many families struggle to pay for a service to honor the life of their loved one. While there are many organizations that help with funeral expenses , finding assistance that covers the entire cost can be challenging. This guide walks you through how to ask for donations for funeral expenses, and offers some helpful funeral donation request templates to use. Start a funeral fundraiser.
How to Write a Great Obituary
Preparing an obituary for someone you love is an exercise best approached with care and thought. Like the funeral service itself, an obituary acknowledges the loss of our loved one, expresses the pain of their loss and the joy that their presence among us brought. It enlists the aid of our community, whose support we will need in the coming days weeks and months. Most immediately, the obituary serves to identify and communicate to the community the passing of our loved one, and to announce visitation, service, burial and memorial information. Unfortunately, many of the obituaries we see in the newspaper and on the web fail to convey the personality or contributions of the deceased in a meaningful way.
Last Updated: September 11, References Approved. This article was co-authored by David I. David I. Jacobson is the founder of Chicago Jewish Funerals, an independent Jewish owned funeral provider that evolved into two funeral homes in the Chicagoland area.
To everything there is a season, a time for every matter under heaven; a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to weep, and a time to laugh, a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to keep, and a time to cast away. We are gathered here today in the memory of my mother, Martha Aquario, so that together we may acknowledge and share both our joy in the gift that her life was to us, and the pain that her passing brings. In sharing the joy and the pain together today, may we lessen the pain and remember more clearly the joy. Martha was only 59 when she passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 4 th in Colorado Springs. We wish that we had more time, and perhaps that during the time we had we had spent more of it together.