Memorializing on Social Media: The New Age of Remembrance

February 9th, 2024
Memorializing on Social Media: The New Age of Remembrance

In today’s digital age, it is possible to memorialize someone on social media. In today’s blog article, we would like talk about how that is done.


First of all, it is not difficult to upload a video to YouTube of the whole funeral. Then you just send the link of the page to your family members and friends. Those who cannot attend a funeral, can watch the whole thing online.

It is also possible to upload shorter videos to other platforms, but other platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok do not lend themselves to long videos.

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

The three platforms mentioned above are the best for creating a long-term memorial page. With this kind of account, others on social media can comment and share remembrances, a lot like they can when a funeral home creates a remembrance page.

The only downside to creating a remembrance page for a deceased loved one is that someone has to manage the page on an ongoing basis. By “manage” we mean someone has to moderate and remove inappropriate comments or spam.

For the family that has recently lost a loved one, this role of moderator may not be a lot of fun. But watching and managing the page is a must because once you put this information out in a public forum, you will likely get some posts that are not welcome. It is always possible to run a memorial page—like what we describe—for a limited period only. For example, the page could be live just for six months or a year, and then you can deactivate it if no one wants to manage it. 

Arbutus Funeral Service Inc., based in the Walnut Grove part of northwest Langley Township, British Columbia, is a family-owned and operated funeral home providing practical and affordable funeral services. We believe in cultural sensitivity and treat every client and family with respect and compassion. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about funeral services, please call (604) 888-9895.