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How should I word this?

Im making a birth announcement for our local paper. Im reading some of the ones from last week and a few of them say "late" before the grandparents name. Does that mean he is deceist? I would like to include my grandpa's name but Im not sure how to work it? Would i put late in front of his name?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:06 AM on Jan. 30, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • i do think late means thay have passed on.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:11 AM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • It definitely means they are deceased! It is a way to include them, and for people reading the announcement to know the baby is from that family.

    Answer by BJoan at 10:46 AM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • Yes, late means dead. Why are people afraid of the words death, dead and dying? Why do they insist on using euphemisms?


    Answer by rkoloms at 10:54 AM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • Ohhh I don't know rkoloms, maybe because it sounds kind of harsh and tactless to say "her dead grandmother".

    Anyways, yes "late" implies that the person has passed away.

    Answer by BaisMom at 12:04 PM on Jan. 30, 2010

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