Share your story to celebrate a life
Every life is a story. Famous or humble, celebrated or unsung, the passing of our friends and family has a profound influence on us.
We want to share your stories about the lives of those who have recently passed on.
Our weekly feature is called Life Story, and readers are invited to submit 600 to 700-word remembrances of those lives.
These should be anecdote-laden personal stories, full of colour and character, to inform our readers of the special memories and place the individual had in your life.
There is no payment or charge for the publication of Life Story.
The subject of the pieces should have local relevance to Ottawa and have died within the previous year The pieces will be edited for style. A facial photograph is essential, as is the phone number and email address of the writer.
The photo should be sent as a JPEG. Some basics are necessary: ❚ Name, age, cause of death. ❚ Place of birth, and place of death. ❚ Description of the person — profession, hobby, and family ties, i.e., mother, sister, aunt and grandmother.
Try to answer the five Ws: who, what, when, where and why.
These stories are about the person being honoured; this is about them. Rich detail is helpful. Accomplishments, telling anecdotes that reveal character and legacies left behind are the types of information that will help our readers understand your subject better.