There is no legal requirement to notify anyone’s death in a newspaper. You may want to let as many people as possible know when the funeral might be held. It is usual to name family relationships, the date the person died and where the funeral will be held, as well as a personal message. You can specify in a newspaper notice and/ or on social media for a donation to a cause in lieu of flowers. A notice once printed is online for one month. You may choose to use social media to notify everyone.