It’s not the news anyone wants to hear, but there may come a time when you hear that a loved one has passed on and then, it’s up to you to let other people know about it. Don’t hesitate to reach out to funeral homes in Roy, WA for advice and help on that issue. You will likely make those professionals one of your first calls as they will need to tend to your loved one and transport them to their facilities for care. After that, here are some tips to help you get through the tough news.
The best way to tell someone has passed on is by talking to them gently and slowly using simple words. It is essential to be honest and direct when delivering this problematic message, but also be aware of their feelings. Avoid speaking in euphemisms or metaphors which may confuse or upset them further. It is essential to allow the grieving person time to process the news and any emotions they feel. Allow them some space if needed and don’t be afraid to provide comfort. Offer a listening ear and be available to talk if they need, but don’t pressure them into talking if they’re not ready.
1. Talk To Family In Person Or By Phone
If you are in the same region with other close family members, you might want to tell those you can in person. It won’t be easy no matter how you break the news, but at least you are there for one another as the grief and shock settles in. It can give you comfort as well as them to give the news in person. You may not be able to make it around to everyone or there may very well be people in your family that live out of the area, but deserve to know as soon as possible. You should call those people and tell them the news by phone. Try not to call them when you know they are at work or in a busy situation. Instead, find a good time to break the news if at all possible.
2. Send Emails To Friends
There might be other friends that you want to tell, but you don’t have their phone numbers or you don’t have the time to make all of the calls to everyone. You might feel comfortable emailing those people. That’s especially true of your personal friends who may not have known your loved one well, if at all, but will want to support you through the process.
3. Post Obituary On Social Media
Once you get a little further in the process and wish to spread the news even more, you can take the obituary you have written up and given to the funeral home and post it to social media. You might put it on your account and possibly even on your loved one’s feed, if you have their password. That’s a good way to let people you don’t know that they touched in their life know that they have passed on.
4. Get Support From Others To Spread News
Don’t feel like because you are the first person to know about your loved one’s passing that you are the only one who has to spread the news. You can contact close family members and start more of a telephone tree to get the news to others so you don’t have to say the same things over and over again.
The professionals at funeral homes in Roy, WA have more ideas and the support you need to get through this difficult part of the process. Call Weeks’ Dryer Mortuary whenever you need us.