Getting started

Getting started is easy.

Follow these steps to write a tribute to your loved one.

  1. Search for the person that you want to leave a message for – Once you find their name previewed you can click or press on the name to view the page.
  2. Once you have read what others have written and viewed details, you can express your feelings, share a memory or simply sign the book at the bottom.
  3. To express your feelings or memories you can leave a tribute by clicking the green button ‘Leave a Tribute’ here you can select from three packages Honour, Respect and Remember.
  4. Follow the simple prompts and you have created your own special message or memory.
  5. You can now share this with other people using Facebook, Email or SMS by selecting a symbol that is placed under the word share near the green ‘Leave a Tribute’ button.
  6. If you need help to start writing we’ve created these prompts for you.

A Life Lived Tribute is never lost.  It’s there to be remembered.

Write Your Tribute to Your Loved One

Expressing emotions at a time when your heart and head aren’t connected makes finding the right words difficult.  Sharing your Notice or  Tribute for a family member, a friend, or a colleague, shouldn’t be limited to three lines in a newspaper.  With Life Lived you can say exactly what you feel, and share and post it online to bring comfort to others, and relieve your own sadness with words.

  • So how do you begin?  What do you say?
  • Write a little, or write a lot.
  • The Life Lived Packages offer YOU the choice.

You can upload your favourite photographs, and share the special memories of one who is gone – but certainly doesn’t deserve to be forgotten –  and also leave a special message to be shared at your loved one’s funeral.

Use these prompts to help get started

Create your own story, or use the following prompts to remember and record why they deserve to be remembered as a Life Lived.

  1. Name of YOUR loved one (Surname first).  Maybe they had a nickname that’s worth including.
  2. Their relationship to you: Family/friend/colleague/neighbour/acquaintance/hero/idol.
  3. What did they mean to you and/or how your life was enriched by their presence?
  4. Your special memories of them.
  5. Their admirable qualities and/or achievements.
  6. Their quirky personality, favourite movie, or song.
  7. Funny moments to share.
  8. Write a poem or a quotable quote.
  9. Conclusion: A final message of farewell, an expression of love, and your signature.
  10. Upload photographs that are special to you and will likely bring comfort to others who share your grief.
  11. Add your contact details so that others can keep in touch with you, by providing links to Twitter, Facebook, or your email address.

Please note:  these are fictitious names and Notices/Tributes that have no factual relevance to any real person.



JONES, Fred.  1964-2014.  Aged 49.  Devoted husband to Annie.  Father to James, Louise and Sebastian.  Passed away after a tragic accident in Bairnsdale.  You were our inspiration in life.  We will love you, miss you, and remember you always.  Always in our hearts, Annie xxx


JONES, Fred.  I remember the first day I met you Jonesy as if it was yesterday.  That day we scared the pants off our English teacher was hilarious.  She had no idea you had a rat in your pocket.  I won’t tell everyone what you did with it (‘coz that’s our secret) but I’ll never forget it, Mate.  I know we lost touch over the last few years but I followed you on Facebook.  I can’t believe how high up the corporate ladder you managed to climb in such a short time.  Sarah and your kids must be so proud.  I often bragged to others about you and I and our escapades ☺.  The boys and I from (school name) are going to get together on Friday at (favourite pub) at 5pm (all welcome), and toast your awesomeness.  The minute you became my next door neighbour I knew we were going to ride a great journey together and, even though you’re gone, those memories will never be forgotten! Three Cheers to you Jonesy!  May you rest in peace, Ang Smith (email address)


BROWN, Beth.  1985-2014.  Aged 29.  Passed away peacefully in her sleep at Epworth Hospital, Box Hill.  My darling daughter,  you will be forever missed.  You fought your illness with such dignity and strength.  Your spirit shall forever live in our hearts.  May you now sleep in heavenly peace.  Your Mum, Rosie.


BROWN, Beth.  My beautiful Big Sis didn’t deserve all the hard times she had to go through, but she always held her head high and danced through it all as if there was nothing wrong.  I remember the day she was diagnosed and there she was trying to make us all laugh.  She was worried about everyone else and what they were feeling.  She wanted no pity.  Even though she never married, she was determined to live the rest of her life as if she was on her honeymoon – And she did.  She inspired us all to reach higher, laugh longer, and be the best that we could be.  It’ll never be the same without you here, Sis, but you’ll be forever in my heart, and every time we play (favourite song) we’ll all dance like you’re watching – and we know you will be.  All my love always, Sal xxx


ALLESWORTH, Jen.  1945-2014.  Aged 69.  After a long and happy life, it is with great sadness that we announce the tragic death of our mother, Jen, of Hampton, Victoria.  Much loved by everyone who knew her.  Rest In Peace, Mum.  Always loved.  Your children Ellen, Ethan, and Angela.  Grandmother to Tiahna, Nikki, Jonah, Ellie and Ainsley.


ALLESWORTH, Jen.   A stitch in time was all it took, for you to pass away.  I’ll miss you at our sewing class, forever and a day.  You made me laugh like no one else, and now you can just sleep.  I loved you like a mother, and those memories I’ll keep. Your friend, Madeline.


ROBERTS, Jo.  1975-2014.  Aged 39.  A special person gone way too soon!  Joanne will always be remembered for her beautiful smile.  Passed away suddenly at Box Hill Hospital.  Our deepest sympathy to her beautiful children, Allie, Emma, and Joseph.  Your children will be well taken care of, and know and love you as I have always done.   You were such an inspiration to everyone who has ever known you.  With Love, Sandy.


ROBERTS, Jo.   A fantastic colleague who never missed a deadline, or whinged about washing the dishes.  Jo will be sadly missed by all of us at (company name).  Our heartfelt wishes go to his wife, Fran, and children Greg and Felicity, and also to his family and friends.  The office just won’t be the same without you Jo Jo.  Kind Regards, Sales Team at (Company Name).

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