About Obituaries and Memorials

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obits and memorials

Learning about obituaries and memorials and how they relate to the loss of a loved one will only help you when a close friend or family member passes away. Having a physical or concrete reminder of the event at the end of that person's life will help you find some closure.

The Difference Between Obituaries and Memorials

Obituaries are short biographies written about a person's death. They are traditionally published in newspapers and today, more commonly found on the Internet. They include information such as birth and death dates, education, family members and funeral or memorial service arrangements. At LoveToKnow Death and Dying, articles about:

About Memorials

Memorials should not be confused with obituaries, as the latter usually announces an individual's death. Memorials, on the other hand, celebrate the person who died. They can be organized gatherings held in venues where family and friends get together and reminisce about the person who died. They can also be physical, online or written tributes to someone who has died, and are usually put together after the individual has been laid to rest. Memorials can be public or private and can be dedicated to a single person or a large group of deceased persons. Memorials are also established to remember a pet who has died. Types of articles found here include:

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