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Publish a free online obituary

Tell your loved one's story, publish it online in minutes, and easily share it with friends and family.

Completely free.

How it works

1. You add the obituary

Enter the obituary text into our form, along with other basic information on the deceased. You can also use one of our obituary templates.

2. You share additional details

We'll prompt you to add other information like funeral details, photos, memorial gift preferences, family members and more, if you wish. Everything is optional.

3. Your custom website is published

Everything you share will live on a custom website just for your loved one. You can share the page with others, and they can find it themselves using online search.

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In memory of
Jackson R Wise
Photo of Jackson R Wise
2001 - 2020
Piedmont, SC, USA
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Setting up one site where our family could post information about Jackson, his funeral arrangements, allow people to share photos and memories, and provide a place where people can give online to his Memorial Scholarship Fund was extremely helpful. It was so powerful to read the many wonderful tributes his fellow students, friends, and teachers posted. We could share a link to the web site from our social media so everyone had one place to go, regardless of what social media platform they preferred. We even exceeded our Memorial Scholarship Fund goal. Most importantly, the site was extremely easy to set up, very accessible, easy to change and update, and free.
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— Mark Wise
Jackson's father

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Publish an obituary Share funeral information Collect funeral RSVPs
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Send thank you notes Share family of the deceased Build a life timeline
Share their favorite things Answer others' questions Acknowledge caregivers
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  • Publish an obituary
  • Share funeral information
  • Collect funeral RSVPs
  • Share a funeral livestream
  • Post a note to friends and family
  • Receive photos, videos and messages
  • Collect funeral donations
  • Suggest donations to a charity
  • Let people send you flowers
  • Send thank you notes
  • Share family of the deceased
  • Build a life timeline
  • Share their favorite things
  • Answer others' questions
  • Acknowledge caregivers
  • Add other memorial co-managers
  • Personalize color scheme
  • & more

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The easiest way to publish an obituary

Simple to post

Create a custom webpage with an obituary in minutes. Share the obituary, add basic details on your loved one, upload a photo, and you're ready to go.

Easy to share

You'll get a custom link that you can share anywhere. It's also easy to send a beautiful email announcement with a link to the obituary.

100% free

There's no charge to publish, share or keep the obituary online. We make money through other services we offer on Ever Loved.

Why publish an obituary online?

An obituary is a great way to share your loved one's story with the world, but newspaper obituaries usually cost hundreds (sometimes even thousands!) of dollars, despite that fact that fewer and fewer people read the newspaper.

When you publish an obituary on Ever Loved, it's easy to share that story with the world and with the specific people who care the most — and all on your own schedule. You can post the link anywhere and easily email it to friends and family.

Plus, it's completely free.

How to write an obituary

STEP 1

Start with basic information

Most people choose to start with "[Name] of [city, state] passed away [unexpectedly/peacefully] on [date] at the age of [age]." Next, it's common to list predeceased and surviving family members.

STEP 2

Share the details that defined them

Spend a few paragraphs talking about their childhood, schools, career successes, general accomplishments, passions and/or anything else that you feel defined their life.

STEP 3

Add any service or memorial details

Let people know how they can participate in honoring the individual. On Ever Loved, you can add specific events, and even send out email announcements and collect RSVPs.

Read how real people have used Ever Loved

Manuel "Manu" Gómez Diez, PhD, lived a life full of adventure, traveling, and pursuit of his passions. From a very young age, Manuel and his sister, Lucía, had the opportunity to travel abroad for one month out of the year, giving them the chance to explore and experience many different communities and cultures, as well as practice their English. On his travels, Manuel fell in love with animals (especially horses) and this kickstarted his desire to pursue a career in Large Animal Internal Medicine. After graduating with a PhD, Manuel traveled and worked at different equine hospitals in both France and the United Kingdom until he was accepted into a residency program at the University of Guelph in Canada (a school that would later support him and his family through the difficulty of his cancer diagnosis). It was during his first year in the program that Manuel received his first cancer diagnosis and had to return home briefly. After recovering from his first surgery, Manuel returned to Canada and worked tirelessly to get through the program. When his health declined in his second year after the cancer returned, he flew back to be with his family who lovingly guided and supported him throughout his final months.

When Manuel passed, his advisor suggested that the family set up a memorial website. Manuel had many friends and colleagues in the program who wanted to share their condolences and connect with the family. The family chose Ever Loved because of the available features (such as the ability to post photos, videos, memories, and an obituary), the layout, and the fact that all memories would be in one place, instead of scattered around social media platforms. His sister, Lucía, was able to easily share the website with friends, family members and Manuel’s many colleagues abroad.

The family quickly began receiving condolences, tributes, and memories from all of Manuel’s contacts, friends, and colleagues from across the world. Many people whose lives were touched by Manuel (friends, family, colleagues from his time abroad) were able to post their favorite photos of times they shared together.

Lucía tasked her parents with finding photos from when Manuel was younger to help map out a timeline of his life on the website. They also used the Updates section as a way to keep Manuel’s community informed on livestreamed funeral events and to thank them for their support. Additionally, even though obituaries are not common in Spain, Lucía translated a full obituary (written by her father) for Manuel that went into his life in detail, giving all those who visited the memorial site the opportunity to learn more about Manuel’s life, passions, and hobbies. Lucía said Ever Loved was “incredibly healing” to her and her family after losing Manuel. The living memorial they set up for Manuel was a place for them to gain insight into who Manuel was to everyone he met, even friends his family wasn’t aware existed.

On the year anniversary of Manuel’s passing, many of his friends and family returned to his memorial site to express their continued memories of him. Each time his many friends get together and take a photo, they share it on Manuel’s website letting everyone know that he’s still in their hearts and minds. Additionally, Manuel’s father uses the memorial website to share a poem he writes for his son each month. Manuel’s memory is able to live on through the lives of all those that he knew and loved.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an obituary?

An obituary is an overview of someone's life that is published after the person passes away. Obituaries are usually written by a family member or close friend but can be written by a professional as well.

Why are online obituaries gaining in popularity?

Today, most people find that online obituaries are the easiest way to share their loved one's life story and key funeral information with friends and family. Historically, obituaries were usually published in the local newspaper, but as physical papers have become less popular and people are more spread out, newspaper obituaries have become less effective at reaching everyone, so more people have turned to posting obituaries online. Digital obituaries allow families to include as much information as they'd like and are easy to share with anyone. By publishing an obituary on an obituary website like Ever Loved, you also make it easy for others to find the obituary using Google and through the site's obituary listings.

What if I don't know how to write an obituary?

You're not alone! Many people don't know how to write an obituary when they first start, but Ever Loved has tons of resources to help guide you. We recommend starting by looking over real obituary examples to get a feel for the style that you like. Many people also find that it helps to use an obituary template. You'll be able to simply fill in your loved one's information, and then edit any of the text to match what you'd like to cover. It's important to remember that there's no one obituary format that you need to follow; an obituary can be whatever you want it to be.

How can I make an obituary feel more personal?

Obituaries are best when they're customized to the life of the person who passed away. You can personalize an obituary by identifying a few core aspects from their life that you felt defined them and expanding on these aspects in the obituary. Including important biographical information in the obituary is standard, but you can easily weave this in between personality and character traits, inspirational moments or stories, and other pieces of your loved one's life that made them who they are. If you're looking for more inspiration, you can find examples of personal obituaries that have been posted on Ever Loved.

Do I need to write an obituary?

Writing an obituary is optional, it's not required and is a personal choice. However, it is considered standard practice to write an obituary after someone passes away. Historically, obituaries were written and published in the newspaper as a way of notifying others that a death had occurred. Today, obituaries have transformed into a way to share someone's life story instead of just a way to announce someone has passed. Since publishing an obituary in the newspaper is typically priced by how many lines you include, obituaries posted in the newspapers are typically short and factual. Publishing an obituary on Ever Loved lets you write an obituary that's as long (or as short) as you'd like which gives you ample space to share the story of your loved one's life.