- notice of a death with biography of the deceased person
- cloth to cover a coffin
- one who helps to carry the coffin at a funeral
- an escort to a coffin at a funeral service
- speech that praises someone who has just died
EXAMPLE OF OBITUARY (navy sailor)
AB Crispy Bacon, age 22
Halifax resident, died at HMCS Kootenay
AB Bacon was born May 22, 1990, in Halifax, NS, to Mr. Crunchy and Tasty Bacon.
Crispy could accomplish anything he set his mind to do.
At a very early age, he built a toy boat to play in his child swimming pool.
AB Bacon graduated at Mackay High School in Halifax before joining the Canadian Forces (CF).
He served in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) 3 years as a Stoker.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Beauty Bacon, 22 years old, and son Crispy Jr.
Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 1234, Halifax, NS.
EXAMPLE OF EULOGY (for a sailor)
Crispy had lived an amazing life although it was very short.
Crispy was a great sailor and more importantly, a great friend;
he was the kind of friend that helps you whenever or wherever you needed help.
We had the happiest times in our lives right from primary grade to high school.
He once saved my life when I was trapped in an engine room fire
while we were sailing down Hawaii Islands.
After graduating from High School, he joined the CF and served in the RCN as a Stoker.
In all our training aboard the ship, he was always the first one to dress up in bunker gear,
ready to fight fire and save casualties.
In the most recent fire onboard our ship, he died in the main switchboard while doing his duty.
His bravery, helpfulness and friendliness will always be in our memory forever.
Crispy, you will always be in our hearts.