Obituaries: Frequently Asked Questions
- I SEE MY LOVED ONE’S OBITUARY NOTICE ON HONOURTHEM BUT WITH ONLY A FEW DETAILS. CAN I ADD CONTENT AND A PHOTO TO THIS?
Public information is gathered and made available within the Obituaries section of HonourThem.
The public information we draw is the basic facts (names, cities, dates)
– Name of a loved one
– Their date of passing
– Their date of birth
– The city of passing
– The country of passing
– Which publication the original notice was published in and a link
– Date published
There is no cost If you wish to expand and add content, the Obituary message and a profile photo of your loved one.
We will publish all your additional content/photo as soon as possible for FREE.
Please contact us with the above information or if you have any questions.
- WE ALREADY HAVE THE DEATH NOTICE PUBLISHED TO A NEWSPAPER, WHAT IS THE EASIEST WAY I CAN PUBLICH THIS TO THE HONOURTHEM OBITUARIES SECTION?
There is no cost to add an Death Notice/Obituary to HonourThem.
HonourThem publishes all Obituaries from most of the metro newspapers within New Zealand on a daily basis.
If for any reason your Obituary is not online within the HonourThem site, please contact us and we will investigate and more-than-likely place this online.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
- WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS TO CONTRIBUTE MONEY TO A LOVED ONE’S CAUSE?SHOULD I CREATE A GIVEALITTLE FUNDRAISING PAGE OR SHOULD I ASK PEOPLE TO DONATE TO A CHARITY?
FUNDRAISING is a way to ask people to collectively contribute financially toward a goal. The goal may be to fundraise for funeral expenses or to fundraise for a specific charity that your Loved One cared about or had a close association with.
Givealittle can help with fundraising. If you are authorised to do so, you can create a Givealittle page, send the link to HonourThem and the link is placed on your loved one’s death notice / Obituary. Your friends can click the Givealittle ‘donate’ button and will be taken directly to Givealittle to donate.
DONATING to a charity is a gift. All charities are grateful for any donations that support their ability to be effective with their work.
- WHY START A FUNERAL EXPENSES FUNDRAISER?
Funeral fundraisers are a way to get help paying for a funeral or other expenses surrounding the death of a Loved One.
When you create a funeral expenses fundraiser on Givealittle, anyone who visits the Givealittle page will be able to contribute financially to help out. This gives your friends, family members and wider community an easy way to help you out during a difficult time.
Please note that the person creating the fundraising page on Givealittle is ideally a family member or close friend who has permission to fundraise for this purpose.
- FUNDRAISING FOR A GOAL – HOW DOES FUNERAL EXPENSES OR CHARITY FUNDRAISING WORK?
Fundraising is where various people contribute money towards a goal.
Givealittle provide a platform where others can contribute financially to assist you with your goal – fundraising for funeral expenses or fundraising toward a charity goal.
Creating a page on Givealittle for funeral expenses is ideally done by a family member or close friend who has permission to fundraise for this purpose. Essentially you will need authority to do this.
Step 1: Create a Fundraising page on Givealittle
In addition to sharing information about your Loved One, you can add how much money you need and what it will be used for. Givealittle
Givealittle with guide you through creating the page and choosing where you want the funds to go. The Givealittle page will then be published on the Givealittle site.
Step 2: Get HonourThem to link to your Loved One’s death notice / Obituary notice
Contact HonourThem with your Givealittle URL and they will load this to your loved one’s death notice / Obituary notice.
Step 3: Your community can link from the death notice / Obituary notice directly to your Givealittle page
Anyone who visits the HonourThem death notice / Obituary notice will be able to click ‘Donate’ within the Givealittle section and they will be transferred to your Givealittle page to make this optional donation.
Step 4: Share the HonourThem death notice / Obituary notice with Others
HonourThem makes it easy for you to share the page with your community. You can share it on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, send emails, and post the link on any page on the web.
Note: If you have already created a Givealittle page for fundraising for your loved one, please send us the URL link and we will embed this into the death notice / Obituary.
- DONATE A GIFT OF MONEY TO A CHARITY
A donation is a gift of money (with no specific financial goal in mind).
Families choose to raise money for charity as a way to show their appreciation to a charities that supported their Loved One, or a charity that was important to their Loved One.
Many people choose to donate to a charity that’s working to cure a disease related to the person’s death, such as cancer charities, heart disease charities, Alzheimer’s charities, addiction charities and mental health charities. Donations to hospice organisations are also common.
Others choose to raise money for causes that were particularly important to their Loved One during the course of their life. Environmental groups, baby and child groups, educational groups, religious groups, human rights groups, animal rights groups and many other charitable organisations can be great beneficiaries of a donation.
HonourThem has a Charities Directory for a list of charities that may be helpful to you.
- GRIEF SUPPORT
This is 100% hardest thing you will ever have to deal with. We have a list of Grief Support services here. Your family doctor can also recommend bereavement support services in your area.