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Donating in Memory of a Deceased Person: Business Situation

Q. I’m debating whether to send flowers to a client whose father died or to make a contribution in memory of the person. In the latter case, how can I be sure the client will be notified of the donation? I’ve never done this before.Our business and professional lives are about relationships and connecting, as well as the…See More
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Donating in Memory of a Deceased Person: Business Situation

Q. I’m debating whether to send flowers to a client whose father died or to make a contribution in memory of the person. In the latter case, how can I be sure the client will be notified of the donation? I’ve never done this before.Our business and professional lives are about relationships and connecting, as well as the…See More
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Marie commented on Florence Isaacs's blog post 7 Tips to Make It Easier to Talk to the Bereaved
"Hello Florence..I have the opposite problem...since my husband's death I steer clear of people.  I don't want to talk and I know how uncomfortable it does make people feel when they ask how I am doing.  Somethimes, if it is a…"
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Florence Isaacs's blog post was featured

Suggestions for Using a Photograph With an Obituary

Q. I’m preparing an obituary in advance for my elderly father and want to include a photograph. How much extra does a photo cost, and what are the guidelines? Also, what do you think about using a photo from 40 years ago when he was healthy and dashing?The cost and requirements for an obituary photo vary depending on…See More
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Sincere Condolences

By Florence Isaacs

My Deepest Sympathies...Florence Isaacs is a freelance journalist and author of many books, including My Deepest Sympathies...: Meaningful Sentiments for Condolence Notes and Conversations, Plus a Guide to Eulogies.

 

Florence gives tips on writing sincere and thoughtful sympathy notes and answers questions about condolence and eulogy writing, funeral etiquette and more in Sincere Condolences, her original monthly column for LegacyConnect. In her new blog Widow in the World, Florence – a widow herself – offers advice to bereaved spouses and partners.

 

If you have a question for Florence, please email her at fisaacs@florenceisaacs.com.

 

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Donating in Memory of a Deceased Person: Business Situation

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 12:09pm 0 Comments

Q. I’m debating whether to send flowers to a client whose father died or to make a contribution in memory of the person. In the latter case, how can I be sure the client will be notified of the donation? I’ve never done this before.…

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Suggestions for Using a Photograph With an Obituary

Posted on December 31, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Q. I’m preparing an obituary in advance for my elderly father and want to include a photograph. How much extra does a photo cost, and what are the guidelines? Also, what do you think about using a photo from 40 years ago when he was healthy and…

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7 Tips to Make It Easier to Talk to the Bereaved

Posted on November 28, 2014 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

Q. I recently spotted an acquaintance walking down the street and ducked into a store. His wife had died, and I didn't want him to see me because I didn't know what to say. I felt like a coward. Why is it so difficult to talk to someone in this…

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How to Ensure That Your Friends Will Be Notified of Your Death

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:11pm 0 Comments

Q. When a dear friend died several months ago, many of her friends (including me) had no idea what had happened. She lived abroad (alone), but stayed in touch — until she didn’t. It was as if she had vanished. We were left in limbo with so many unanswered questions. We…

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