Usually the public will be notified of a death by the placement of a Death Notice in the newspaper. We will assist you to write this notice, and will then lodge it in the various newspapers, and on the days that you nominate.
Below is an example of what you may wish to consider.
Smith, Robert Henry (Rob) (Regt No 7564,
Sgt, 2nd NZEF) – on 24 June 2010.
Peacefully at home, aged 87 years.
Dearly loved husband of …
Loved and respected father and father-in-law of …
Much loved grandfather of …
Loved brother and brother-in-law of …
Loved by his nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to the hospice staff who cared for Rob over the past months. Your support has been greatly appreciated. (You may wish to thank specific people who have been outstanding in their help to you and your family.)
In lieu of flowers, donations to ABC Charity would be appreciated and may be made at the service. (If you would like people to send flowers, do not include the statement about donations.)
Messages to the Smith family may be sent c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740.
(If you are concerned for security reasons to use your residential address you can use our PO Box number and we will forward mail to you as it arrives.)
Rob’s funeral service will be held in our chapel, cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on Tuesday 30 June, at 10.00 am, followed by a private cremation.