Mother’s Day

Photo by Wikimedia Commons/John O'NeillThis Sunday, the U.S. and Canada celebrate Mother’s Day. It’s a day that’s joyous for some and painful for others, those who are mourning the death of someone special. But some of that grief can be tempered by taking some time on Mother’s Day to remember and honor a mother, child, or mother figure who has passed away. Telling stories (the funny ones as well as the touching ones), visiting favorite places, remembering loveable quirks – all these things can help keep love alive even after our loved one has passed away.

Here at, we’re commemorating Mother’s Day in a variety of ways.

At LegacyConnect, we offer many resources for those who are mourning on Mother’s Day. Our Remembering Mothers section has a host of articles and groups centering on the grief that can stem from the loss of a mother or child. Blogger Robbie Miller Kaplan writes about how she copes with the loss of her mom by following her mom’s example. Susan Soper reflects on losing her mother at a young age, and she suggests remembering moms with memorial plants like forget-me-nots. And Michelle Linn-Gust remembers forging a special connection with her grandmother.

On The Obit Report, our writers have found some loving obituaries for some special mothers, and we’re spotlighting them today. More moms will grace the pages of the Obit Report all weekend.

Every day, we spotlight famous Mothers and Grandmothers in our Memorial Sites.

We hope our collection of resources – as well as our Guest Books and Memorial Websites – will help offer comfort for those who are grieving on Mother’s Day.

About Linnea

I joined in 2000 as an obituary writer. In the years since, I've done a little of everything for our Operations team, from content review to customer service to creating web pages for funeral homes to training new employees to my current position, Content Manager. I love this position, because I get to write little bits & longer pieces - whatever's needed at the moment - and I get to proofread a lot, satisfying my inner nitpicker. And I love being on the blog team, because I get to write interesting features for the blog. I love to write! In my spare time, I... can you guess?... write. I'm hoping that one day I can add "published novelist" to my bio. I also enjoy working in my vegetable garden and cooking, baking, canning, making ice cream, and pretty much anything else in the kitchen. I love to read, compete in trivia contests, and attempt to keep up with my Netflix queue.
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