Has anyone ever seen this (or similar) requests on a death notice?
One of my colleagues tragically passed two weeks ago from cancer, leaving behind a bereaved husband and 3 month old son. She was German and worked remotely from her home abroad so sadly, I never met her in person.
Our company received a death announcement with funeral information from her family and I noticed at the end it said “Please refrain from offering condolences at the graveside.”
It makes sense I suppose because the graveside services is usually an intimate family event but to expressly request not be approached is something I haven’t seen yet. Is this more common in countries like Germany and Northern Europe?
Just an FYI, I’m not judging or criticizing just curious.
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