Newspaper notices


Once the funeral has been arranged, it is common to place a notice in the local paper to let friends and family know of the funeral arrangements. The information within the notice can be as simple or detailed as you want it to be. All of the local newspapers use similar formats for their notices.

Your Funeral Director is there to help you write exactly the notice you want to place.

Normally a notice for The Journal, The Chronicle or News Post Leader would be of the following structure. Notices for other papers may differ slightly, but will usually be of the same basic format.


Peacefully on the 28th February 2006, John, beloved husband of Jean, much loved father of Jim and Jen, and loving uncle to all the family.

Service at Blyth Crematorium on the 7th March at 11 am to which all friends are invited. Family flowers only please, but donations may be sent to Cancer Research UK.

Please note: This notice is fictional and does not in any way represent a person who has died.

Other information may be added to the funeral notice, and there is no need to include all the above information. The Funeral Director who arranges the funeral will be able to assist in the writing of the notice.

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