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Why Run an In Memoriam Notice?

(Ed Phillips | shutterstock)Q. I see In Memoriams in the newspaper regularly, but I wonder why people bother to place them. First, they’re expensive. Second, isn’t an obituary enough? Many of us never consider an In Memoriam because it isn’t a family custom and funeral costs are hard enough to handle. Yet the notices do comfort those left behind who wish to voice love and sorrow. These emotions…See More
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Why Run an In Memoriam Notice?

(Ed Phillips | shutterstock)Q. I see In Memoriams in the newspaper regularly, but I wonder why people bother to place them. First, they’re expensive. Second, isn’t an obituary enough? Many of us never consider an In Memoriam because it isn’t a family custom and funeral costs are hard enough to handle. Yet the notices do comfort those left behind who wish to voice love and sorrow. These emotions…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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Why Run an In Memoriam Notice?

Posted on July 27, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

(Ed Phillips | shutterstock)

Q. I see In Memoriams in the newspaper regularly, but I wonder why people bother to place them. First, they’re expensive. Second, isn’t an obituary enough? …

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How To Research Someone Before Delivering His or Her Eulogy

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

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Q. I've been asked to speak at a memorial service for an employee of my company. I barely knew him, as I only recently started working here. How can I come up with something…

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Family Arguments When a Loved One Dies: The Mediation Option

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

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Q. My aunt, who had no children, died and left everything (including a condo in Miami) to my cousins and myself. My cousins have almost come to blows over whether to sell…

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Condolence Tips When Writing to a Stranger

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Q. I'm struggling to write a condolence note to the wife of a very close colleague of my late husband. I knew the man well and cared about him. He was a genius in his way, but sort of a lost soul who also had serious health problems. I never met his widow. They married after I'd lost touch with him. What can I say that makes sense when I…

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