When Tim Schrandt died, his sister Pam Kopriva-Barnes saw an opportunity to tell the world what her brother was really like in his obituary. And it’s safe to say that she didn’t hold back. Because while her sibling was known for his sharp tongue, it was her who got the final say on his legacy.
An obituary is basically a piece of writing reporting on the recent passing of a person. Sometimes they contain a detailed account of that individual’s life and achievements. Alternatively, they may simply announce the death or outline funeral arrangements. Traditionally, obituaries appeared in newspapers, and the longer the entry, the more important the person tended to be.
Back in the olden days, newspaper reporters would research and write obituaries themselves. However, it has become more common over the years for families to pen their own tributes to lost loved ones. Their heartfelt words could then be distributed in print or – as is becoming increasingly common – online.