When a father passes away it is heartbreaking. This sample obituary for father will assist you with the difficult task of composing his obit.
As a family member, even though you are dealing with the grief of your significant loss, it is important that you write, or assist with writing, the obituary. The obituary is important because it not only acts as a death notice, but also provides a history of your loved one’s life. It will bring to light his accomplishments, hobbies, interests, career and family history.
The sample obituary for father 1 and 2 below should encourage you to start writing the obit. After reading the samples we suggest that you download our obituary format guide. The guide provides you with a step-by-step outline on how to write his obituary. Note that the obituaries below are fictional.
SAMPLE OBITUARY FOR FATHER (SAMPLE 1)
DENNIS CARTER, 53
Dennis Scott Carter, 53, of Toronto, Ontario, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at the Toronto Medical Center. Born in Kingston, Ontario to Michael and Angela Carter he lived most of his life in Kingston.
Dennis was an incredibly intelligent man who enjoyed technology. He worked as the President of Web Technologies at a Toronto IT company. In his spare time he enjoyed building computers, playing games (especially scrabble) and watching movies.
Dennis was very proud of his two daughters, Alexis Carter, of Toronto, and Kate Jones and her husband David, of Burlington. He is also survived by his mother Janet Carter, of Kingston; his former wife and friend, Amanda (Parker) Carter; his two sisters, Kathleen Carter of Kingston, and Brenda Wilson and her husband Mike, of Ottawa; his brother Barry Carter of Toronto; as well as his many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other friends.
The family will receive friends on Friday, January 20, 2012 from 5:00 until 8:00 PM at the Wilson Smith Funeral Home, 4893 West Lane NE, Toronto, Ontario. Memorial donations may be made in Dennis’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society, PO Box 555, Toronto, Ontario O9F 2J4.
SAMPLE OBITUARY FOR FATHER (SAMPLE 2)
ARTHUR COLEMAN, 80
Arthur Samuel Coleman, 80, of Boise, Idaho, beloved husband and best friend of Martha (Griffin) Coleman for 54 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved on March 13, 2012.
He was predeceased by his sister Alice Bryant and his dearly loved daughter, Michelle, who tragically died in a car accident in 2010. He was also predeceased by his parents Wally and Joyce Coleman, his brothers Martin and Barry Coleman, and his sister Virginia (Smith) Coleman.
Arthur was born in Boise where he lived most of his life. He attended the University of Idaho and received a BA. He later on went to earn a Masters in Business from the University of Oregon. He also spent time in the military and served in the Korean War.
Arthur worked as an accountant in Boise and enjoyed running his own business. He had many longtime clients, of which many became his close friends.
Besides his wife Martha, Arthur is survived by his two sons William Coleman of Boise, and Collin and his wife Mary Coleman of Portland; his grandchildren, Jason, John, Mary, and Ali; his great-grandchildren Alexis and Trevor; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the members of the Boise Hospice and Palliative Care Association. Their dedication and effort to provide quality care over the last 2 months were a heartwarming blessing to the entire family. We thank God for the gift of his life and the blessing of the time we spent with him.
A memorial service will be held honoring Arthur on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 11:00 am at St. David Lutheran Church, 495 West 41st Ave NE, Boise. Reverend Matthew Griffin will officiate. Burial will be at Mountainside Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boise Hospice and Palliative Care Association, c/o Arthur Coleman, 5934 Tree Heights, Boise, Idaho, 55599. The Diaz and Sullivan Funeral Home is caring for the arrangements.
The sample obituary for father 1 and 2 given here will have shown you what is included in a typical obituary. Now it is time to begin writing the obituary for father. We advise that you view our obituary format guide, which will walk you through the steps required to write his obit.
Updated: April 17, 2012