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Announcing a Death

The news of a death should be broken face-to-face, or on the telephone. More distant relatives and friends may be told by email or letter. Only in extreme circumstances should text messages be used as a method of communication.

The public announcement of the bereavement and details of the funeral and/or memorial service are usually published in a death notice placed by the family in local or national newspapers.

They vary in length, but should be kept simple and to the point. Essential details include the name of the deceased, residence (town or village), date of death and any special arrangements.

Where and when services will be held, whether to send flowers and where the charity donations are being sent to, as well as the undertaker's details are often included. 


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