How To Write An Obituary For A Father

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How To Write An Obituary For A Father

If your father has recently passed away you will need to know how to write an obituary for a father. Knowing what to say is important before you begin to write the obituary. There is a lot of information that is required and it is helpful to read through the samples below to see what is typically included in an obituary.

The two samples below are a good starting point and will help you towards producing a well-written obituary for your father. Next, we recommend that you view our obituary templates. The template will take you step-by-step through the obituary writing process. If you need more help you can also consult one of our other obituary writing guides.



Martin Sam Jensen, 83, of Vancouver, British Columbia, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 18, 2012 at the Vancouver General Hospital. Born in Kelowna, British Columbia to Mike and Dorothy Jensen he lived most of his life in Kelowna and West Kelowna.

Martin was a passionate man who enjoyed automotive He worked as the Owner of Martin’s custom auto motives in West Kelowna. In his spare time he enjoyed building classic cars, playing board games, sailing and watching TV (especially coking shows).

Martin was extremely loving and proud of his three daughters, Jennifer Jensen, of Vancouver, Ali Jensen of Whistler, and Kathryn Jackson and her husband Kevin, of Nelson. He is also survived by his sister Jane Jensen, of Kelowna; his wife and best friend, Allison (Smith) Jensen; his two sisters, Janice Jensen of Kelowna, and Aubrey Williams and her husband Simon, of Toronto; his brother Harold Jensen of Vancouver; as well as his many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other friends.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 20, 2012 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Walter Williams Family Funeral Home, 986 E 15th Street, Vancouver, British Columbia. Memorial donations may be made in Martin’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society, PO Box 9452, West 31st Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia 050 505.


Frank Thomas, 58

Frank Keith Thomas, 58, of Seattle, Washington, succumbed to cancer at his home surrounded by his family on February 5, 2012.

Frank is survived by his wife Sandra of 20 years, daughters Elizabeth Thomas, Janet (Mike) Smith, son Bill (Jane) Thomas, stepson Calvin (Cynthia) Carlsen, parents Will and Mary Thomas, brother Bobby (Candice) Thomas, sisters Susan Thomas and Wendy (Matt) Thomas, and many loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Frank was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.

Frank loved sports and worked as a physio therapist for 25 years until he was forced to give up the career he loved due to his illness. He enjoyed watching and playing sports and played football, baseball and basketball on the weekends. He also enjoyed movies and reading. Frank was always there to help friends with household projects, coaching sports, or whatever else they needed him for.

A special thank you to the Helping Hands Hospice in Seattle for their loving care and support. Also thank you to Jackson and Walters Funeral Home for all of the arrangements.

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 PM at Jackson and Walters Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 7. Funeral services for Frank will be a St. Andrew’s United Church in Seattle on Wednesday, February 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Frank will be laid to rest at the Mountain View Cemetery in Seattle, Washington. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society PO Box 555, 2321 West 20th Street, Washington, DC 55555.


The samples above will have shown you how to write an obituary for a father. Next, we recommend that you view one of our obituary templates. The template will take you step-by-step through writing an obituary. If you need more help you can also consult one of our obituary writing guides.


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