Death – Obituary A family friend I have known since I was 4 in Shawinigan PQ passed away Christma

Death – Obituary –

A family friend I have known since I was 4 in Shawinigan PQ passed away Christmas Eve in Calgary. I haven’t seen her since Christmas 2020 and I feel bad I didn’t call her this Christmas. I don’t know her age but she must have been near 100. End of an era.

Source by James Cameron

What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.