Death is a natural part of life, but it is still a challenging and overwhelming experience when someone you love passes away. If you have a friend who has experienced a loss, it may be hard to know what to say or do to express your sympathy. Phrases such as “I’m sorry for your loss” and “you are in my thoughts and prayers” can go a long way in showing that you care. You can express sympathy at the cemetery service in the Los Angeles area as well as in the days and weeks before and after. Consider bringing food to the bereaved after the funeral, as they may not have the time or inclination to cook. You can also identify and fill a need, such as running errands or making arrangements with the cemetery. Take a look at this infographic to learn more about expressing sympathy after a death. Please share with your friends and family.
If you will be delivering a eulogy at the memorial service at the cemetery, it’s best not to try to share a biography of the decedent’s life. Instead, focus on one or two main attributes of the individual that affected you the most. You might discuss the decedent’s warmth and compassion toward others, his or her commitment to family, or the way the decedent always put others first.
When you watch this video, you’ll get some more helpful guidance on planning the eulogy. This expert recommends sharing a story about the decedent that reflects his or her good qualities and characteristics.
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