Loss of Spouse or Partner
Tributes

Have you recently experienced a loss of spouse or partner? Then you don’t need me to tell you how difficult the experience can be. About three years after my husband died I began working on this website. I was also doing graduate work in the area of trauma healing, so this site combines my own experience along with what I learned about working through traumatic experiences.

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Loss of a Spouse or Partner Tributes:

Below is a form for you to use to create a tribute to the memory of your spouse or partner. Or read other readers tributes and add comments to those with which you resonate.

You can also write about your grief story at the Bereavement Stories page.

Looking for Ideas for Tributes?

One of the best tributes I have listened to was written by my uncle at the death of his dad, my grandfather. My grandfather was a farmer and my uncle used the working of the soil, planting, harvesting, and feeding of livestock as metaphors for how my grandfather related to people in life. Metaphors create beautiful pictures with words and help people understand something in a deeper way. So consider using a metaphor as part of your tribute.

Other ideas:

  • Read the tributes of others.
  • Tell something of your and your spouse’s story.
  • Reflect on some of the things you learned from your partner.
  • Think about the best times you had with your spouse.
  • Tell about how your partner related to others.
  • Write a letter to your spouse about the things you would love to say to him or her if they were still here with you

You can also join Memory-Of.com, the worlds largest community of online memorials to create a comprehensive online memorial. They will allow you to post video, music and many photos and stories. By far the most wonderful feature of "Memory Of" is the ability to easily turn the memorial site into a memory book.

Would you like to share a tribute for your spouse or partner?

What special memories or stories do you have?

What Other Visitors Have Said

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A day I will never forget. 
It was a very sunny, warm spring day. I needed to get several things done for a state inspection. John had come home from work early to help me. What happened …

To the love of my life! 
I remember the day I met Sam, he came into our office for a job interview and I told a co-worker nearby, "see that guy that just walked in? I'm going to …

My Baby Jamie 
Although you were only 19 I miss you with all my heart, We were together since we were 13 till 19. It has been a month since you have left me alone but …

In loving memory of Jeff Chery 
My dearest love, the day you were called home, you took a piece of me with you. not a day goes by that I don't think about you. It hurts so bad when you …

Steven hunter and Dillon 
to my dearest loved one Diane passed over Monday 31st October 2011. Dillon and i miss you so much angel we are so lost without you and we don't know …

JAMES D. KNASEL JR. LOVE OF MY LIFE April10,1963-Sept.15,2010 
You saved my life in so many ways.You came into my life when I needed someone most. Now that your gone I don't know how to go on. You were the best part …

Kenneth R. Yohe 
I love you baby, miss you more than you will ever know. It's been over one year and it does not get better. I will love you to the end. Kat

George A Kamer 
Honey it's been 1 month since your passing and I am still in complete shock. We had so many more plans for life and I just had to spend our 18th wedding …

Rodger Bruce Brailey 
This is to honor my husband, Rodger Bruce Brailey,who passed away on September 9, 2010. He loved his daughter's Crystal Dawn, Tiffany Lynne and April …

Allen Sherman 
Oh honey how I yearn for you to be with me I miss you so much Its so different without you, the days go by since you left they're so empty and quiet now …

ELIGIO (ELLIOTT) MONTANEZ 
MY DEAREST LOVE, I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY HEART FOREVER AND TREASURE ALL OF OUR TIMES TOGETHER.THERE IS TRULY SUCH A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR AND YOU WERE …

randy whitley 
randy was 32 when he was killed in an automobile accident. he left behimd three kids of his own and three that he raised with me. we loved him and will …

christopher david colston 
in memory of my loving husband chris who died after a traumatic time for us both as he was dying of Cancer, we both had the Cancer we both lost our lives …

Linda Ann Wilkinson 
Loved you once, love you still, my gorgeous darling Linda, I always always will. You will always be so young and beautiful, you will shame some angels. …

Life Story of Tangyuan Cao 
Dear friends and family, Please join me to honor and memorialize my husband Tangyuan Cao's 33-year life story. A week before the tragic accident, …

Your Always On My Mind Ted Leopard 
TED E. LEOPARD AKA EDWARD, ED; I LOVED YOU FROM DAY ONE 1970. WITH OUR VOWS WE TOOK. MY LOVE WILL NEVER STOP. YOU GAVE ME SO MUCH LOVE,HAPPINESS AND …

Ricky - My Soul Mate 
To the most amazing man, my partner, my best friend, my husband. 2 years & 3 months since you have passed, but it still feels like yesterday. I miss …

My handsome Blue Eyed Funny Man 
Every year I celebrate September 8th, your birthday on earth. What a wonderful day it was for your parents, I and our children are so fortunate that they …

Kennet L. Minaker a consumate physician 
To Ken, So many of us deeply miss you, your warm, grace and caring gentle ways. Every patient you saw received the best of care. Why did you …

Mr 
IN LOVING MEMORY OF RUTH CHAWAZ MTAMBALIKA MUBAIWA: -a LOVELY WOMAN, LADY,WIFE.MOTHER, FRIEND AND FAMILY ADMINISTRATOR OF HER TIME. -THEY SAY, The one …

Tribute to my wonderful husband and friend, Victor Olamide Ogundimu 
Special Tribute to my Wonderful Husband and Friend, Victor Olamide Ogundimu When we spoke on the phone at 10.58 a.m. on Monday 6th July, 2015, little …

CHRISTMAS WITHOUT MY HUSBAND, HUGO J. M. 
Christmas, like the 2 others that came and went after you died, were not and never will be the same without, my Hugo, my shining star who made my Christmas …

To Hugo, I am so alone without you 
Dearest Hugo, I have written to you many letters I keep in my journal for you, I have written here and on other sites, and I am writing again. I …

Dear Bapak, A Loving Husband and Daddy 
I miss your voice, my favourite tone ever I miss your bright smile, one thing that always makes me crazy of you I miss your gentle touch to my hair, …

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Ricky - My Soul Mate 
5 months since your sudden death,it seems like yesterday and I still miss you like crazy. To the most amazing man,my partner,my best friend, my husband …

Rest in Peace Mrs Victoria Sayon Johnson 
Vicky Vick,Ma Vick, Mrs J, July 26, 2014 makes you exactly one year since you left me, Florence and Hajah. I can still remember our last conversation when …

To my dearest, wonderful, Babe, Hugo J. 
Dearest Hugo, Through the letters I write to you, and if you are really watching over me, hearing me and knowing my thoughts, then you definitely know …

I loved you from the start; until death we did part 
I loved you from day one it seems like we never met, but knew each other all the time From our beginning to the very end each day with you was a joy, …

To my ANGEL above KASSONDRA NICOLE LAROCHE 
The gift God sent me from day one. It was true love at first sight.You will always be the love of my life to the day I die and then we will be joined together …

Riley : My soul mate 
Its almost impossible to believe that I lost you. We were young and in love and nothing could tear us apart. We lived in some sort of romeo and juliet …

My Husband - Roland Reynaud 
4 months since your sudden death.....past the shock and into the pain of losing your physical presence in my life. Memories of watching you die, sometimes …

I MISS MY BROTHERS...... 
FROM MIDDLE CHILD ,TO LONELY CHILD We were the typical 3 kids together we Annoyed mum to bits. .. She would cut her arm off to go back,, Back …

To my dearest Jules 
Do you remember that time I hugged you after not seeing you for so so long? There were so many people around us but when we hugged for a moment every thing …

To the best of the best 
I kept dialing my phone and looking out the window, wishing you will either pick up or walk in but all am met with is total silent. I wonder where you …

In loving memory of Adeoye Olubunmi Okanlami 
Words Can't Explain How Much I Miss You!!! – ADEOYE OLUBUNMI OKANLAMI I don’t think that you ever imagined how much pain I would be in once you were …

In Loving Memory of Bruce Whiting 
It's been a year since you were taken from me and it still feels like yesterday. There isn't one day that goes by that I don't stop and talk to you. …

IN LOVING MEMORY OF CHRISTIE ESPOSITO..AKA SWEETPEA 
HONEY ITS BEEN ALMOST A MONTH SINCE YOU PASSED AWAY AND I STILL MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY. I FEEL YOU ARE STILL AROUND ME AND OUR TWO CHILDREN, HOLDING A GUIDING …

In Loving Memory of Thomas L. Gooch 
My name is Shannon L. Shadoan, and I am posting a tribute and memorial for my boyfriend and partner of six years Tommy Gooch. Tommy was the most …

Mark R Wyatt 
My Hero, My Best Friend, My Love. The pain of losing you seems more than I can bear, That I could not be at your side at the end tears me up inside …

Michael Koonce 
The one year anniversary of your death is fast approaching. Michael was in Hospice at home and was unresponsive to most things. I used to say "give me …

Noel Douglas Hardy Bedford 26/12/1947 to 20/04/2010 
My wonderful husband who passed away suddenly 6months ago. I love you more than words can say Noel, and I think about you every day. I miss you more with …

Jimi Carone Allen 
Not a day passes that i do not think about you, My life has forever been changed. i love and miss you sooo much. you were my husband, my man, my friend, …

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