This guide is loosely patterned after common forms of memorials and not intended to represent any particular religious or spiritual tradition, although it can be readily adapted to any faith. It can also be adapted for traditional funeral formats or ceremonies that involve the presence of a physical body or ashes. You may wish to share this guide with any religious figures who are assisting you in this process.
Before you begin going through this guide, we suggest you find a comfortable place to sit, and maybe have a notebook for taking notes. You can go through it all at once (which may take an hour or more), or you can go through it in shorter pieces using the navigation on the left.