The Jamaica Gleaner obituary section provides a space for Jamaicans to remember and honor their loved ones. It’s a place to share stories, pay tribute, and celebrate the lives of those we’ve lost. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to access this important source of information.
The Jamaican community is mourning the passing of several of its beloved members. Councillor for the Porus division Claudia Morant Baker has condemned Friday evening’s shooting death of supermarket owner and another man in the southern parish. Martin Jr died just a week before his 22nd birthday. Tippa, a popular dancehall choreographer, also passed away due to cancer in February at age 52. Derrick Lara, a pre-COVID reggae singer and TV creator, died in December aged 99. Executive director of the Bureau of Women’s Affairs Dr Glenda Simms passed away on New Year’s Eve in Ottawa, Canada at 85 years old. The late Betty White was remembered as an elegant cultural icon who flew the Jamaican flag high as a cultural icon by Prime Minister Andrew Holness. And Britain’s longest-serving monarch Queen Elizabeth ll passed away last Thursday, causing an outpouring of emotion from around the world. Charles urged everyone to remember these people during Eat Jamaican Day Expo in Kingston on Friday.
Obituaries in Jamaica
Obituaries in Jamaica are a way for people to remember those who have passed away. They usually include the name of the deceased, their age, date of death, and any other information that can be provided about them. In many cases, family members may also be mentioned in the obituaries. Obituaries are most often published in newspapers such as The Jamaica Gleaner and Delapenha Funeral Home. These obituaries often provide information on how to contact the family for further details or assistance with funeral arrangements. Obituaries also provide an opportunity for friends and family to share memories and condolences with one another. It is important to remember those who have passed away in order to honor their life and legacy.
How to Publish an Obituary
Publishing an obituary can be a difficult and emotional experience, but it is important to remember that the obituary is a way to honor the memory of your loved one. To ensure your obituary is published in The Gleaner, follow this simple guide.
First, you will need to contact The Gleaner’s newsroom. This can be done by phone, email or in person at their offices. You should provide all relevant details about your loved one such as name, age and date of death. You should also include any information on funeral arrangements, as well as a photo if available.
Once the obituary has been received by The Gleaner’s newsroom it will be reviewed by an editor who will decide whether it meets their criteria for publication. If accepted they will contact you with a date and time when the obituary will appear in print or online.
When writing an obituary for The Gleaner it is important to keep in mind that it should be concise yet informative about your loved one’s life and achievements. It should also mention their survivors such as family members or close friends who may wish to pay tribute.
Lastly, many people choose to include a charitable donation request at the end of their loved one’s obituary in memory of them so that those who read it can make donations towards causes they cared about during life.
When publishing an obituary with The Gleaner, remember that you are honoring your loved one’s memory and giving others the opportunity to pay tribute too – so take care when writing yours!
Acknowledging a Life Lived
We come together today to acknowledge the lives of those who have passed away. From Khalif Lawrence, a nine-year-old son of deejay Sheldon ‘Aidonia’ Lawrence, to Diplomat Arnold Foote and Grant Wahl, one of the most well-known football writers in the United States, these individuals left an everlasting mark on our lives and will never be forgotten.
Betty White, TV legend who died in December aged 99, is celebrated for her outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry. We also remember Mickel Jackson, executive director of Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ), whose work advocating for justice was invaluable.
Claudia Morant Baker condemns Friday evening’s shooting death of supermarket owner and another man in Porus division while Frankie Campbell confirms the passing of Gladdy at Consie Walters.
It is difficult to say goodbye to those we love and care about but we must remember that they will always be with us in spirit. We recognize their contributions and celebrate their life’s work as we continue on without them. Rest in peace!
The Process of Writing an Obituary
Writing an obituary is a difficult process that can be emotionally taxing. It’s important to remember that the obituary should not only capture and honor the life of the deceased, but also express the feelings of those who are left behind. Here are some tips to help you write an effective and memorable obituary:
1. Gather information: Start by gathering all relevant information about the deceased, such as their full name, date of birth, place of birth, occupation, education, hobbies, awards received and charitable works. This will serve as a base for your obituary.
2. Begin with a headline: The headline should capture the essence of who your loved one was in a few words – it could be something as simple as “Beloved Father/Mother” or “Loving Husband/Wife”.
3. Write an introduction: This should include basic information about the deceased – their name and their dates of birth and death – followed by a short sentence or two about their life story or legacy. Try to keep it concise yet personal so readers can get a sense of who they were in just a few sentences.
4. Include details about their life: Provide details such as where they lived, what they did for work and what hobbies they enjoyed doing in their spare time. If you have any fond memories that you want to share with readers, this is also the place to do it! Make sure to include any awards or recognitions that your loved one may have received over the years too.
What to Include in an Obituary
Writing an obituary is a difficult task, but it can be made easier by understanding what information to include. An obituary is a public announcement of a death and should include the deceased’s full name, age, date of death, cause of death (if known), place of birth, occupation, and surviving family members. Other information that may be included in an obituary are the deceased’s life accomplishments, hobbies or sports activities they enjoyed participating in during their lifetime, any organizations or charities they were involved with, and details about memorial services or other events honoring the deceased. When writing an obituary for a loved one who has passed away it is important to be respectful and remain factual as possible.
Submitting an Obituary to the Gleaner
Submitting an obituary to The Gleaner can be a great way to honor the memory of a loved one who has recently passed away. Whether you’re looking for a traditional newspaper obituary or an online memorial, The Gleaner can help make it happen.
For those wishing to submit an obituary for publication in The Gleaner, the process is easy. All you have to do is fill out the form with all the relevant information about your loved one, including their name, age, date of death and any other important details. You may also include a photo and your own personal tribute if you like.
Once you’ve submitted the form, The Gleaner team will review it and contact you with any questions they may have. Once approved, your obituary will appear in print and online in no time. You’ll also be able to access additional services such as sympathy gifts and funeral notices if desired.
In addition to submitting an obituary for publication in The Gleaner, there are plenty of other ways to remember your loved one who has passed away. Consider setting up an online memorial on social media or creating a lasting tribute such as a scholarship fund or donation in their name at their favorite organization or charity.
No matter how you choose to honor your loved one’s memory, remember that it is not just about words but also about actions that speak louder than words. Showing kindness, paying it forward in their name and living life with purpose can all be powerful gestures that express how much they meant to you even after they are gone from this world.
Planning a Funeral Service or Memorial Event
Planning a funeral or memorial event can be an emotional and difficult process. Whether you’re planning the funeral of a beloved family member or friend, it’s important to understand the differences between funerals and memorial services. A funeral takes place with the body of the deceased present, while a memorial service takes place without.
When someone dies suddenly, it can be hard to make plans for their service. However, honoring their life and memories is important for those close to them. In these cases, a memorial service may be more appropriate than a traditional funeral. Memorial services can take many forms; from an intimate gathering with only close friends and family to a large public event with hundreds of people in attendance.
The Government of Jamaica declared that September 8-19 would be observed as “A Period of Mourning” in honor of Queen Elizabeth II who passed away at 96 after her 70-year reign as monarch. This national period of mourning serves as an example that funerals or memorials don’t have to only be held for loved ones or prominent figures; whole nations are able to pay tribute through ceremonial events like this one.
When planning any sort of service – whether it’s for an individual or collective group – there are several factors to consider before settling on what kind of event you want: location, catering/food needs, speakers/guests invited, type of music/entertainment desired, etc.. It is also important not to forget about legal matters when necessary such as obtaining permits if necessary depending on where the event will take place and ensuring that all applicable laws are being followed throughout the process.
Funeral services and memorial events serve as important
Cremation and Burial Options
Cremation and burial are two common options when it comes to honoring a loved one after they pass away. Cremation is an increasingly popular choice due to its lower cost compared to a traditional funeral. It also offers more flexibility when deciding how to memorialize the deceased. On the other hand, burial remains a traditional option for those who want a more personal way of saying goodbye.
When considering cremation or burial, it is important to remember that each option has pros and cons associated with it. For example, cremation often allows for greater flexibility in where the ashes are spread or stored, such as at home or in an urn at a cemetery. However, some may find that burying their loved one provides more closure and allows for future visits to the grave site if desired.
Regardless of which option you choose, it is important to understand your rights and responsibilities as well as any costs associated with either choice. In Jamaica, cremations tend to be less expensive than burials due to factors such as reduced transportation costs and no need for embalming services. Additionally, new automated burial systems have become available in some public cemeteries in order to provide cheaper alternatives without closing them down completely.
Ultimately, choosing between cremation and burial depends on individual preferences and financial considerations. No matter what option you choose, make sure you understand the laws governing funeral services in Jamaica so that you can properly honor your loved one’s memory while staying within legal limits.
Choosing Caskets and Urns
Choosing the right casket and urn for a loved one is a very personal decision. For many families, selecting a casket or urn is an important part of honoring their departed family member. Whether you’re choosing a burial casket, cremation urn, or both, there are many factors to consider when selecting the perfect item.
When selecting a burial casket, consider choosing one that reflects your loved one’s personality and style. There are many types of materials to choose from including wood, metal, and fiberglass. You can also find unique designs like personalized engravings or hand-painted art work on your chosen casket. Additionally, some families opt for eco-friendly options such as those made from bamboo or other renewable resources.
If you are opting for cremation services instead of burial services, you will need to select an appropriate urn to store the ashes. Similarly to burial caskets, there are numerous choices available when it comes to cremation urns including materials like bronze and marble as well as styles such as biodegradable options and keepsake jewelry pieces with small amounts of ash placed inside them. Consider if you would like the ashes stored at home or in a public columbarium for remembrance by future generations before making your final selection.
Choosing the right casket and/or urn is an important step in honoring your departed family member’s memory during this time of grief and sorrow. Take your time researching various options available in order to make an informed decision that best suits both you and your loved one’s wishes.
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Managing Guests, Flowers and Gifts
Managing guests, flowers and gifts can be a tricky task. It requires careful thought, planning and budgeting. It is important to find the right balance between honoring your special guests, expressing your love and appreciation with flowers and gifts, and staying within your budget.
When selecting guests to invite to your event, consider the impact their presence will have on the atmosphere of the occasion. Try to ensure that everyone invited has a positive outlook that will add to the joy of the event.
Flowers are a beautiful way to express love and appreciation for those in attendance. Selecting blooms that reflect the season or occasion can be an effective way to create an inviting atmosphere for your guests. Be sure to stick within your budget when purchasing floral arrangements or decorations so you don’t overspend.
Gifts are another way of showing appreciation for those attending your event or gathering. You may want to give token items such as mementos or small trinkets that act as souvenirs from the occasion; however, it is important not to break the bank while doing this either! Instead, try making personalized cards with thoughtful messages inside or bake something special in lieu of store-bought gifts—it doesn’t have to expensive in order for it still be meaningful!
Managing guests, flowers and gifts can be a fun but challenging task requiring thoughtful consideration and care. With some planning ahead of time however, you can ensure a successful event where all attendees feel appreciated!
Preparing for the Final Goodbye
Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy. Whether it’s a family member, friend, or even a beloved monarch, loss can be incredibly difficult to cope with. As we prepare for the final goodbye of Queen Elizabeth II from her role as Head of State in Barbados, it’s important that we remember the importance of prearranged funeral plans and other measures to ensure that those who have passed are remembered in the best way possible.
In Late Monday, the queen will be buried in a private family service at Windsor alongside her late husband, Prince Philip. The Lord wants us to inherit this place that Jesus says he has prepared for Florence and all of us here this morning, a place after our transitions last year were reggae icons Keith ‘Bob Andy’ Anderson and Delroy Washington who both died in 2020. On Sunday thousands of mourners swarmed Chapelton to bid their sombre farewells to the Cocoa Piece family of five who died tragically at their Balmoral summer retreat earlier this year.
Unfortunately on October 7th three people died in a plane crash near Antigua airport including one individual whose name has not been released yet. This serves as an important reminder that preparing yourself and your family for inevitable death is an important task which should not be overlooked or undervalued. Purchasing prearranged funeral plans is one effective way to do this as it helps ease some of the financial burden associated with funerals while also ensuring your wishes are taken into account when you’re no longer around to make them yourself.
Keeping Memories Alive
Remembering a loved one who has passed away is never easy. It can be an emotionally draining experience and it is important to take steps to heal and cope with your loss. One way to keep memories alive is by talking about the person you have lost. Sharing stories and memories with friends and family can be a great way to honour the life of your loved one while also helping you come to terms with their passing.
You could also consider setting up a trust fund in memory of the deceased, or making a donation in their name to a charity that was close to them. There are many ways that we can pay tribute to those we have lost, even if those methods may seem small or insignificant at first.
Writing about your lost loved one or keeping things that belonged to them like photographs, jewelry, or clothes can also help you keep their memory alive. You could also visit their grave site on special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries of their passing, as well as on special holidays like Christmas and New Year’s Day. This will show them that they are still thought of fondly by those who knew them best.
Finally, make sure you take care of yourself during this difficult time and remember that it’s okay not to be okay sometimes. Give yourself time and space if necessary and don’t hesitate to reach out for help if needed – whether it’s from friends and family or professional counselling services – so that you can begin the process of healing in your own way.
Death can have a profound impact on our lives, from the passing of loved ones to the change in real estate prices. It is important to remember that death is a natural part of life and never an easy topic to discuss. It can bring about intense emotions and difficult conversations, but it is important to talk openly and honestly with those affected by it. In addition, death may also lead to changes in financial arrangements or even legal proceedings if criminal intent has been alleged. We should always seek comfort in remembering the good times shared with those who are no longer with us and take solace in knowing that they will live on through our memories.