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, either. Yes, while it appeared that Kopriva-Barnes’ sibling was known for his sharp tongue, her tribute to her brother definitely gave Schrandt a run for his money.
As many know, an obituary is chiefly a piece of writing that reports on the passing of a person. Sometimes this notice may contain details of the deceased’s life and achievements; alternatively, it 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.
And in the past, newspaper reporters would typically research and write obituaries themselves. It has become more common over the years, however, for families to pen their own tributes to lost loved ones. Their heartfelt words are then usually distributed either in print or – as is becoming increasingly the case – online.