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How to Have a Memorial for a Person When you are Unable to Attend their Funeral

Apr 1, 2020 11:46:00 AM / by Emily Sonderegger

The current Covid-19 pandemic has impacted all of us in so many ways, one of them being funerals. Since large groups and travel have been discouraged, being able to go to the funeral of a loved one isn’t always a possibility during this time. It can be difficult to find ways to come together with friends and family to celebrate the life of those that have passed, but we hope that this list can give you some ideas.


Make a Tribute Video Together on Tukios

One of the easiest ways to get family and friends involved in a virtual memorial is to create a tribute video together. With the family upload feature, everyone can upload their favorite photos and videos of your loved one to share with everyone. When it’s finished, have a watch party on Zoom for everyone to enjoy the video together.


Create a Playlist of their Favorite Songs Together

Music is a wonderful way to bring people together and to bring back memories of a loved one. Collaborate with family and friends to gather songs that the deceased loved and put them together into a playlist on a platform like Spotify or Apple Music. The playlist can be revisited for years to come.


Cook their Favorite Meal

Whether you’re using an old family recipe or learning how to make a new dish, cooking can help you celebrate and feel close to your loved one. Gathering the ingredients and taking the time into turning them into a special meal to enjoy with people in your household is a simple way to have a memorial. If cooking isn’t your thing, ordering their favorite meal to-go and celebrate while also supporting a local restaurant.

Have a Movie Night with their Favorite Movies 

If your loved one had a favorite movie that is on Netflix, then you can download the Netflix Party extension on your Google Chrome browser and have a watch party with everyone. If their favorite movie isn’t on Netflix or, a lower tech version would be to plan for everyone to start the movie at the same time and have a group text to share your reactions.

Emily Sonderegger

Written by Emily Sonderegger