Online Obituaries

What is an Obituary?

An obituary is an article written in the newspaper that reports the recent death of a person of note, while providing a mini biography of their life and achievements. The obituary typically includes information around the circumstances of their death and the details of their upcoming funeral. Obituaries written in larger newspapers are generally written for someone of significance to society while obituaries in regional local newspapers can be for people who were promiment in that community. 

It celebrates the person’s life, passion, accomplishments and can also include personal testimonies from loved ones.  Additionally, it’s also a place to feature what was important to the deceased. Share their influences, causes, passions and profession - in addition to memorialising the deceased, these also help paint a picture of them to readers.  

Online Obituaries

With the explosion of the world wide web, obituaries have naturally evolved over time to the digital space where they can be read online.

The Benefits Of Posting An Online Obituary

There are many benefits to creating an online obituary. Some of these are listed below:

Share with Friends and Family

Share with Friends and Family

These digital platforms are an effectiveand simple way to bring friends, families, and communities together to mourn, reflect on, and celebrate our loved ones. 


Everlasting Memories

Everlasting Memories

Unlike physical tributes in newspapers, our online tributes are memorialisedon our platform forever.


Personalised Tributes

Personalised Tributes

There are a number of ways you can share a tribute, so whether you write a few of your own words or prefer to choose from our pre-populated quotes, your tribute is completely up to you.

Easy to Create

Easy to Create

It takes just a few minutes to produce a customised tribute.


Add to it at anytime

Add To It At Anytime

There may be events where family and friends get together to remember the loved one, or you may want to reflect on memory on particular                       time like on the anniversary of their death. You can do this with a supporting tribute notice or contribute to their online memorial.

Easily searchable

Easily searchable

Once published, they are accessible on the world’s largest search engines, including Google


Create an Online Obituary

If you’re mourning the recent passing of a loved one, you can create a meaningful online obituary and tribute notice on Memories. There are a few ways you can do it:

Personal Message

Personal Message

When special words matter, you can share a touching and personalised message with friends and family on our open network.


Photo with Message

Photo with Message

Add a message or memory along with a photo that perfectly captures the personality and nature of your dearly departed.


Photo with Quote and Message

Photo with Quote and Message

Select from one of our background photographs and pre-populated quotes, and add a personalised message to remember your loved one.

Funeral Notice

Funeral Notice

You can choose to create an obituary sharing details of an upcoming memorial or funeral service that is searchable and publicly visible on Google, Bing, and Yahoo.



We also encourage you to invite your friends and family to view your tribute and create their own online obituary.

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Online Obituaries FAQs

1. What is the difference between an Obituary and an Online Memorial?

Although an obituary is a type of memorial, it is slightly different from a memorial page in that an obituary is much shorter, simpler, and more technical in tone. An Online Memorial has a more personal tone, as it is usually written by a relative of the departed, and is much more detailed in its writing and presentation.

2. How do you write an obituary?

The most common element of an obituary is your dearly departed’s biography. There are a number of other important parts to writing an obituary which you can find here.

3. Should I have an obituary in print and online?

Having an obituary or death notice in a popular local newspaper is important to get the message out there to people who knew and respected the loved one. Creating and posting an online obituary allows you to share it through social media channels. An online obituary is also a permanent lasting tribute that remains online forever.


4. How do I post an obituary online?

You can create an obituary online through international platforms like Memories, or you can contact your local newspaper to publish a traditional obituary in their online edition. Memories™ hosts the obituary pages of many major newspapers, such as the Sydney Morning Herald and Brisbane Times


5. How do I find an obituary on someone?

For obituaries published in newspapers, you can search the local news publications where your loved one had lived. You can also use search engines, preferably Google, but be sure to input as many details as you can. For example: “John J. Smith Perth Australia obituary 2017”. 

For obituaries published on Memories, you can go to our homepage and use the search bar on the top-right. Searching by name will give you an automated drop-down list of suggestions. 


6. What is a death notice?

A death notice informs relatives, friends, associates, colleagues, and even the public of your loved one’s passing. A death notice usually includes information pertaining to the funeral, as well as information about the wake, if it is practiced in your loved one’s tradition. It is different from an obituary or memorial page in that a death notice serves the purpose of informing others about your loved one’s passing, whilst the former focuses more on the life and memory of the departed.


7. How do I find an Obituary Online?

Doing a Google or Bing search of the person's name is a good start. Alternatively you can do a search on online obituary platforms like