View today's funeral notices and death notices near me

Published: 13/3/2024

Whether you're wanting to write a heartfelt death notice, share details of a funeral through a funeral notice or find details of a funeral, the process can be challenging, but we are here to help.

After reading this article, we hope we have provided you with enough information and guidance to help you navigate this journey and offer comfort to those who need it. We'll also direct you to a list of today's funeral notices, death notices and obituaries across Australia, making the process of finding someone in particular easier for you.

How do I find a funeral notice in Australia
How do I find a funeral notice in Australia

Funeral notices and death notices serve distinct purposes and are often used interchangeably. Understanding the differences can help you choose the right approach.

Funeral notices

A funeral notice is typically published before a funeral or celebration of life and includes details of the funeral, such as the date, time and location and any special requests the family might have for the day. Additionally, they might also include a brief biography of the deceased, highlighting their life and achievements.

Death notices

A death notice serves more as an announcement to your community of a person's passing. They provide essential information about the deceased, such as their name, age and the date of their passing. Death notices might also include a line of sentiment and details of a private cremation. In summary they focus on announcing the death itself.

What to include in a funeral notice

Here are some key elements to consider when writing a funeral notice.

  • Name of the deceased: Begin with the full name of the deceased
  • Family information: Mention surviving family members, such as spouses, children or siblings
  • Biographical information: Provide a brief summary of their life, highlighting their achievements, hobbies and interests. This can help people connect with the person's memory
  • Funeral service details: Include the date, time and location of the funeral service, as well as any specific requests, such as funeral attire or flower preferences
  • In lieu of flowers: If the family prefers donations to a charity or cause in lieu of flowers, state this in the notice also
How to find a death notice in Australia
How to find a death notice in Australia

Example of a funeral notice

[NAME]

A service to celebrate the life of [NAME] will be held in the [NAME] Chapel, Memorial Park 123 Tribute Road, Brisbane on Monday 1st November 2023 at 1:30pm

Followed by refreshments

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[NAME]

[DOB] - [DOD]

Aged [YEARS]

Cherished Son of [NAME] and [NAME] (deceased).

Loved and dearly missed Husband of [NAME]. 

Loving Father of [NAME] and Father-in-Law of [NAME]. 

Much loved Poppy to [NAME]. 

Dearest Bother to [NAME] and Brother-in-Law of [NAME]. 

Loved, respected and dear Uncle, Cousin and Friend to many.

All relatives and friends of [NAME] are respectfully invited to his funeral service which will commence at 9:00am 11th November, 2023 at the [NAME] Chapel, Tribute Funeral Home, Toowoomba, QLD.

No cortege.

No flowers by request.

Donations to Doctors Without Borders. Envelopes will be available at the service.

For guests unable to attend, [NAME]'s service will be live streamed via this link.

What to say in a death notice

When writing a death notice, focus on announcing the passing and providing essential information.

  • Name of the deceased: Start with the full name of the deceased
  • Date of passing: Clearly state the date of their passing
  • Age: Include the age of the deceased at the time of their death
  • Surviving family: Mention immediate family members, such as spouses, children and siblings
  • Cremation details: If applicable, share any specific cremation details, such as "As per [Name's] request, a private cremation will be held."
  • Acknowledgments: Express gratitude for the support, care and love received during this challenging time
  • Lines of sentiment: Further express your feelings and commemorate your loved one while also bringing comfort to those who are mourning.

Example of a death notice

[NAME]

[DOB] - [DOD]

Aged [ ]

Mother of [names] Grandmother of [names]

Great-Grandmother of [names]

The world was a better place with you in it and your memory will never be forgotten.

Belinda continued her life of kindness and generosity by donating her body to science.

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[NAME]

Retired pharmacist from [TOWN]. Passed away following a sudden illness, aged 100.

Married to [name] for 55 years.

Father of [names]

Grandfather of [names].

Great-grandfather of [names]

His kindness and generosity will be forever remembered.

Funeral details to be announced.

View today's funeral notices and death notices near me
View today's funeral notices and death notices near me

Offering condolences and finding support

Losing a loved one can be a deeply emotional experience, and it's important to seek support when needed. We can all appreciate that it's natural to feel alone, confused and melancholic in grief, and that connecting with others who understand what you're going through can be comforting and healing. Therefore, you should never feel nervous to reach out to family and friends who can offer support during this time. You might also like to consider joining a support group or seeking counselling to help process your grief.

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Writing a funeral notice or death notice is a significant way to pay tribute to your loved one and offer solace to those who share in your grief. Remember that there is no right or wrong way to do this; it's all about expressing your feelings and preserving their memory. As you navigate this process, know that support and resources are available to help you during this emotional time. Search our support articles here.

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