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Remembering A Life is your partner in honoring the lives of your loved ones, offering tools and resources you can use to begin your grief journey and pay tribute to the family members and friends who have made a difference in your life and the lives of others. In addition to the wide variety of information on this website, Remembering A Life offers the following free resources available through immediate digital download or by mail.

Visit the Remembering A Life Self-care Activities page for more activities that can help you on your grief journey – or simply help you relax.

Planning a Service in the Future - Free Planning Guide


If you’re unable to have a service for your loved one, or if it will be delayed, it may be difficult to accept that you will be limited in your ability to invite others to pay their respects and support you immediately following your loss. However, it’s never too late to honor the life of your loved one and there are many options to do so in the future, once it is again safe for family and friends to gather. You can start planning at any time, either for a traditional memorial service or for smaller memorial gatherings with friends and family.

Click on the image to download our free planning guide, which includes a planning worksheet.

30 Meaningful Ways to Remember a Life - Free Printable!

Sometimes even the simplest things help us recall fond memories of our loved ones, whether we’re listening to their favorite music, eating their favorite foods or visiting a place they enjoyed visiting. Remembering the things that were important to a loved one helps keep their memory alive. 

Use this free printable to keep your loved ones close. It features thirty simple ways you can remember a loved one. 
  1. Click on image to download.
  2. Print the pages (single-sided) and cut out each activity individually.
  3. Roll them into scrolls and tie with ribbon or string, or simply fold them.
  4. Place activities in a jar or decorative bowl.
  5. When you're inspired to do something to remember your loved one, but you're not quite sure what to do, select an activity from the jar.

Grieving Alone & Together - Responding to the loss of your loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic

E-book or Free Copy by Mail


Grieving the death of a loved one or supporting grievers during the COVID-19 pandemic can be very challenging when isolation prevents you from gathering to mourn, share stories and pay respects. In this booklet, Dr. Sara Murphy provides information and strategies for grieving in a pandemic; children and grief; separation from a loved one at time of death; planning funeral and memorial services; and supporting your health while grieving.

Read e-book or request one free copy by mail

Funeral Directors, click here, to order booklets for your community.

Remembering A Life Coloring Pages

Immediate Free Download

Looking for a simple and fun way to relax, and lower stress and anxiety? Start by looking no further than a box of crayons or colored pencils. Whether you have fond memories of coloring as a child or you’re still a novice, coloring as an adult can have very therapeutic properties. Simply download the Remembering A Life coloring sheets by clicking on the images below, print them, and start to color! Learn more here.

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Checklists & How-To Guides

Immediate Free Download
Whether you need to know what to do after a loved one dies or would like to honor the life of someone close to you, Remembering A Life checklists and how-to guides can help you.

Remembering A Life Brochures

Free Copies by Mail

Interested in learning about how to plan a meaningful funeral, talking to children about grief, embalming, cremation, or grieving after the loss of a pet? Remembering A Life consumer brochures are available, for free, by request. Simply fill out the form below.

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Free Brochures

**Printed copies of the brochures are available to residents of US and Canada only.