Obituary examples -CEFR

When a loved one passes away, it can be difficult to know how to best honor their memory. One way to do this is to write an obituary.
  • An obituary is a way to briefly share the life story of the person who has died and to let others know of their passing. It can be a difficult task to write an obituary, but it can be a helpful and healing process for those who are grieving.

Important Note

There are a few things to keep in mind when writing an obituary. 

  • First, it is important to be brief. An obituary should not be more than a few paragraphs long. 
  • Second, an obituary should focus on the positive aspects of the person's life. It is not a time to air grievances or to speak badly of the deceased. 
  • Third, an obituary should be written in a third person point of view.


John Smith was a loving husband and father. He was a devoted member of his community and will be greatly missed.

Mary Jones was a kind and caring person. She was always the first to offer help to anyone in need. Mary will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

James Johnson was a respected business owner and leader in his community. He was a fair and honest man who always strived to do the right thing. James will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.