Our online obituaries are intended to be a safe, supportive place for families to share stories of their loved ones with friends and acquaintances. People who read the obituaries are required to express their feelings about the deceased in a kind and respectful way.
We encourage commenters to submit comments that are inspiring, thoughtful, well-meaning and civil. We do not accept submissions that include:
- Graphic content
- Disparaging remarks
- References to illegal acts
- Reference to the cause of death*
*Cause of death is acceptable if noted in the obituary.
Beyond the Dash reserves the right to reject images that contain words.
Here are some examples of appropriate comments:
- Our thoughts are with you in your time of grief, Uncle Bob.
- Rest in Peace.
- Our deepest sympathy to your family, love Jim and Joanne.
- These photos were taken at a family barbecue at Bill's place years ago. We talked, laughed a lot and shared lots of wonderful memories. We would come yearly to visit Bill and he would take us to where he loved to fish. Before we put our lines in the water he would say $1.00 for the first fish, $1.00 for the biggest one and $1.00 for the most. It didn't matter if he won the money or not he could hardly wait for the fish fry. That was his favourite thing. I will think of him often when we go fishing as he will be missed dearly.
- Reading the obituary left me fascinated as to the degree of drive and energy possessed by this man, and the talent required for that level of involvement to be forthcoming. I would have learned much knowing him. I extend to you my condolences.
- I just learned of both your parents' deaths and want to tell you how sad I was to hear of their passing. I remember your parents fondly, your father's many achievements and especially your mother's kindness to my mother, Betty Smith. Both your parents were outstanding human beings. You should be very proud. In sympathy, Jane Smith.