It's very easy, and requires no Internet or web programming skills. You
step through a simple question and answer wizard that includes questions about
the required content and the structure that you would like to use for your web
page. By following the instructions provided, you can add text, pictures,
graphics, audio and video, making as many changes as you wish until you are
satisfied with your web page.
Your MyLife™ web page is designed to be a tribute to you after you have died,
where friends and loved ones can submit their thoughts and memories. It
will go online after it has been unlocked by your trusted Keyholder® using their
secure ID, and following an optional delay period of any number of hours or days
specified by you.
The MyLife™ service is designed as an online tribute to your life in the same
way as an obituary in a newspaper. It is possible for you to submit an
obituary about yourself in a newspaper while you are still alive, but generally
this is regarded as being distasteful, particularly for your family and loved
Your Keyholder® should be the one to unlock information such as your funeral
wishes (MyFuneral™ ), your prewritten messages (MyMessages™
) and your MyLife™ web page after you have passed away. You should block
any attempts to unlock this information before that time.
Your trusted Keyholder® will request publication of your MyLife™ web page.
As soon as this request is received we will automatically notify you of this
request by email and you will be given an opportunity to block the publication
of your web page. If, after a period of time determined by you, we have
received no order to block the publication, then the web page will go live.
It is important that you trust your Keyholders® . Although safeguards
are in place to prevent the premature publication of your MyLife™ web page, you
should not expect any of your Keyholders® to request publication before the
Anybody visiting your web page could make a contribution. Optionally,
you can specify that your MyLife™ web page be "moderated". In
this case, one of your designated Keyholders® must view and approve all
contributions before they will appear on the web page. They can even
choose to be notified automatically by email whenever someone adds a photo,
personal note or other memorabilia to your MyLife™ web page.
Full instructions for how to do this are provided to your Keyholder® when they
unlock your MyLife™ web page after you have passed away.
The MyLife™ service allows you to step through a web page creation wizard,
upload text, graphics, audio, video, and choose other design elements. You
can make unlimited updates to your web page before it goes online. You can
also designate your own personal "Keyholders® ", who with their unique ID can
unlock your MyLife™ web page and publish it online once you have passed away.
Your web page will be maintained for a given number of years after your death,
as specified by you.
The MyLife™ service is available free of charge with all membership packages.
Our complete pricing structure is available on our Prices
Our goal at
is to have all of your friends, loved ones and
future generations visit your web page for years to come. Unlike other
online memorial services, no advertising banners will ever appear on your web
page, and your web address will be personalized. In fact, we let you
choose your own web address, such as
All of our data is securely stored in a highly encrypted format on database
servers in the USA. To protect against catastrophic data loss, daily backups are
performed on each of our servers to locations in Canada and the U.S. Hence, if
any one of our servers experienced technical difficulties, the data would not be
Furthermore, physical protection of our primary systems includes:
- Fire detection and fire suppression systems with dry pipe pre-action
- N + 1 redundant power supplies, providing dual power feeds and backup
batteries, water coolant systems and generators
- N + 1 redundant climate control, providing primary and backup chiller
units, cooling towers, and water storage
- Local network operations center (NOC) for monitoring all data center
- 24x7 monitoring and support of network connection and server
- 24x7 uniformed guard service with interior and exterior closed-circuit
- Electronic access at all data center entrances, including biometric hand
- Electronic key management systems and individually keyed cabinets
As you can see, we take the security and privacy of all of our member
information very seriously.
has funding set aside to support the cost of hosting member
information (including MyLife™ web pages) well into the future based
on today's prices. This money is used as an insurance policy to ensure that even
ceases to accept new members, that existing member
information will still be maintained. At today's prices (which we anticipate to
fall) even if PartingWishes.com
received no additional revenue, hosting of
member data is secured for at least a generation. Our intention is to increase
this fund to support ongoing costs for several generations into the future. It
is of course difficult to forecast what will happen in the future, but as long
as there is the concept of web sites and an Internet, we will be able to
maintain your MyLife™ web page online. We would also hope to evolve
any MyLife™ web pages submitted to take advantage of any new
technologies. Rest assured, we have every intention of being here
Most of our services are completely international.
They can be used by anyone in any country in the world.
Services such as MyFuneral™,
and MyMemorials™ do not create legal documents and
make no assumptions about your country of residence.
In the US, Canada, England and Wales, we have worked extensively to ensure that the legal
documents created by the MyWill™,
and MyLivingWill™ services are up to date
with the laws in all of the states in the United States and the provinces in
Canada, including: Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, British
Columbia, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia,
Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky,
Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi,
Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, New Hampshire,
New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northwest
Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon,
Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, Saskatchewan, South Carolina,
South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington
D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Yukon Territory. Hence, these
services can be used to generate legal documents in any state in the United
States with the exception of Louisiana, and any Canadian province with the
exception of Quebec, and in England and Wales in the United Kingdom.
If you are in Quebec, you can consider downloading a Quebec Will Kit from QuebecWillKit.ca.
Furthermore, the MyPowerOfAttorney™
service is available for all States in the United States except Louisiana, and
for all Provinces in Canada except Quebec. In the UK, power of attorney forms
are provided free of charge by the government.
Note that even in unsupported areas, there is value in stepping through the
wizards provided in these services in preparation for a consultation with an
attorney. It is strongly recommended that residents outside of the above
supported states/provinces/countries seek legal advice even after completing the
wizards. Local laws in these unsupported areas have not been considered in the
structure of the legal documents.
If you have any doubts about the legal standing of any documents in your
jurisdiction, feel free to seek legal counsel in your area to have your
There is a considerable amount of information included in the on-line help of
the MyLife™ wizard. This will answer most of the common questions
regarding the steps included in creating your own web page.
For information about the other services available, or about
in general, you can browse this web site or send an email to
We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.