How to Write a Eulogy
Eulogies may be written in various ways. Some people come up with serious speeches honouring the deceased person while others would rather show the humorous side of the deceased person. The most recommended eulogy is a combination of both since death should not be a reason to be sad but a celebration of a life well-lived.
The most touching and meaningful eulogies are written from the heart. A eulogy does not have to be perfect. Whatever you write and deliver will be appreciated by the people in attendance.
- Think about the deceased and the relationship you had with them. Think about the things you did together and what you will miss the most.
- Talk with family members and close friends to gather important information about the departed.
- Persons age/date of birth
- Family and other close relationships
- Hobbies or special interests
- Places the person lived
- Special accomplishments
- Write your speech in your own words without being too formal
- Practice reading the eulogy several times to become familiar with it.
- Before delivering the eulogy, breathe deeply and remind yourself that you are surrounded by loving friends and family.