We are not having a service; Do we still need an Obituary?

By: Alterna Cremation
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Yes. While you may not have a service to announce, it is a good idea to announce the death. Many people in your family or social circle will have undoubtedly heard about the death in one way or another. By publicly stating that in accordance with your loved one's wishes, no formal service will be held, you will reduce the amount of inquiring phone calls, emails and texts that you will receive.

This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to put it in your local Winnipeg, Selkirk or other town’s newspaper. While the traditional way to announce a death, as well as any funeral or memorial details, was to publish an obituary in printed form, online obituaries are becoming increasingly popular.

After a death, we at Alterna Cremation are strong proponents of the online obituary.

Let us tell you the reasons why. One of the main benefits of using Alterna Cremation’s online Winnipeg obituary service is that we’re able to save you money. Everyone understands that planning a funeral or memorial service and making arrangements for cremation or burial may be expensive. That means that the majority of folks attempt to save money where it’s possible. Online obituaries will help you do this. Most online websites that permit you to post obituaries are free whereas other ones request a minimal fee. It’s different from putting an obituary in a newspaper or newsletter, which may wind up costing you per word. In fact, putting an obituary on Alterna Cremation’s website is completely free for our families. An online obituary on our website may be as long as you want. Typically, with standard printed obituaries you’re limited by the available space and prohibitive cost, yet with online obituaries, it’s possible to write as much as you want to about your family member. It’ll permit you to include all the things you want about their accomplishments and life and your own heartfelt thoughts without limitations. If there are some special things you need to mention for their service, it’s possible to do that here, too.

Online obituaries are a lot easier to share than traditional ones since online obituaries easily can be shared through social media websites. It permits you to share with a lot of people all at one time, saving you time and stress of worrying if the folks who needed to see it really did. Some obituaries may be sent through newsletters online which send you an alert when they’re opened.

This may be very helpful. One other benefit that obituaries online may offer is the probability of adding photographs in color. Not every person wants to have their family member remembered in a somber white and black photograph, yet instead want a colorful, lively one. The majority of print obituaries don’t make this a choice, yet with online obits, it’s possible to post the picture you like the most.

If you wish to have maximum flexibility while posting and writing an obituary, consider putting a shorter one in the newspaper and put a more detailed, longer obituary online. They aren’t just more affordable than printed newspaper obituaries, they also can be a lot easier to share with your family members on social media websites. If you still have any questions concerning these types of obituaries, you ought to turn to a cremation provider in Winnipeg. A scattering cremation service such as Alterna Cremation, situated at 2495C Henderson Hwy East St. Paul MB R2E 0C2 can help you. Reach Alterna Cremation by calling (204) 808-4490.

 

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