Writing An Obituary For Father

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Writing An Obituary For Father

No matter what their age, when a father passes away it is tragic. It is an emotional time for everyone that knew him and one of those people will need to learn about writing an obituary for father.

Often the responsibility of writing an obituary will be given to one of his children. Writing the obituary is an important task because it announces the death to friends, relatives and acquaintances. Also, the obit will give you an opportunity to share with others his accomplishments, interests and more.

The following examples of obituaries for father will help you see how an obituary is structured. After reading the examples we recommend you download an obituary template to further assist you with writing an obituary for father. Both of the obituaries below are fictional.



Bruce Roger Peterson, 63, of Denver, Colorado, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. He was a retired school bus driver for school district 53 for 30 years. He also worked as a football coach and enjoyed playing and coaching a variety of different sports. He was also a big fan of auto racing and restored cars in his spare time. He loved to spend time with his family and every year they took an annual family vacation to Hawaii. He was always willing to help friends and family with anything they needed. He will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.

He is survived by his loving children, Joe Peterson, Anna (Mike) Walter, Pamela (Bill) Williams, and Janet (Martin) Simmons; great-grandchildren Jeff, Bobby, Peter, Sheila, and Tracy; as well as several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

He is preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife of 40 years, Virginia Marie Peterson, parents Robert and Cynthia Peterson, sister Donna, and brother Patrick.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Diaz Hayes Funeral Home with visitation there Tuesday, January 24 from 5:00 until 8:00 PM. Entombment will be at Mountain Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Bruce’s name to the American Cancer Research Foundation PO BOX 4933 Washington, DC 55504.



Jack Roy Wood, age 62, of Richmond, BC, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at the University of BC Medical Center. He was of the Catholic faith and very devoted to God. He graduated from Richmond High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Victoria in 1983. He worked as a sales person for a local telecommunications company for many years and was promoted to the Western Sales Manager in 1995, the position he held until retirement in 2006.

Throughout his life he enjoyed fishing trips in Northern BC, he also loved to hike the local mountains, read crime novels and watch movies. Boating was his biggest passion and he always owned a boat. Jack was a very loving father, friend and coworker and everyone will miss him dearly.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Jane and Alex Wood; brother William Wood; and niece Jackie Russell.

Jack is survived by his daughter Anna (John) Smith; his son Brandon Wood; his grandchildren Melissa and Lisa; nieces and nephews Angela, Diane, Heather, Stephanie, Joe, Roger and Wayne; as well as many other extended relatives.

The funeral will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2012 in the Hearts Chapel at Cole Myers Funeral Home, 4565 No 3 Road, Richmond. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 29 at Cole Myers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Boys and Girls Club of BC, c/o Jack Wood, 4993 West 19th Street, Vancouver, BC V8S 3J4.


The examples above for writing an obituary for father will have provided you with a good starting point for writing the obit. Next, we suggest that you view one of our obituary templates. The template will take you step-by-step through the obituary writing process.


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