Now, I realize that SDMB folks are from far and wide, so answers may vary, but are obituaries a legal requirement? The other day a guy at work spotted the name of someone that he knew in the obits. The ad read like this:
“Joe Blow, 30-something, of Edmonton, died on May 5”
That was all there was. As the death occured about a month before, it didn’t semm like a way of announcing his funeral or anything. I vaguely remember hearing that it was for the deceased’s creditors to know that the person was dead. This struck me as a bit weird, but the person who told me couldn’t remember who them or why this would be so. Any ideas?