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What are funeral acknowledgements?

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Funeral acknowledgements typically thank people for their thoughtfulness and kindness in attending a funeral, perhaps with a verse like: "The family of / (the departed) / Acknowledge your kind / Expression of Sympathy." These verses may be listed in a public place, such as the funeral home's website, in order to thank people in a general fashion.

Funeral acknowledgements may go into more detail describing the deceased with words like "father," "grandad," "great-grandad" or "partner."

They may also go on to specify thanks for individual things such as cards, flowers, baking and so forth, in addition to thanking the employees of the funeral home for their assistance.


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