What is a death notice?

Seaside Funerals can arrange for the publication of a death notice on your behalf in Melbourne’s Herald Sun.


What to include in a death notice

• The name of the deceased (including any middle names or maiden name)
• Date of birth
• Date of death
• Location of birth
• Location of death
• Funeral or memorial service details (including any special requests such as donations to a charity in lieu of flowers)

Tips for writing a death notice

1. Decide who is responsible for the death notice. It can be anyone connected to the deceased, next of kin, a relative or friend. Your funeral director can also make the arrangements on your behalf.
2. Make sure all the information is accurate. Collaborate with a few different people to ensure that the details are correct.
3. Consider your budget for the death notice as this may limit the scope of the information you include. For example, naming all the grandchildren or great-grandchildren can significantly add to the cost of the notice.
4. Have the death notice proof-read for spelling, grammar and other errors.

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