Tribute To The Deceased
Planning to write a touching Funeral Eulogy
A eulogy is a speech given at a memorial or funeral service which can be delivered by either a family member, a close friend, the priest or the Minister. The eulogy is a way of saying farewell to a person who has passed on by expressing thoughts, feelings, and experiences that honor the deceased.
Eulogy content usually includes :
- Childhood and historical information
- Career and Achievements
- Stories, memories and anecdotes
- Experiences with the deceased
For most people writing an eulogy is a difficult task, however it is also suggested that eulogies are the beginning of the healing process. Below are some tips on writing an eulogy :
- Gather old photo albums, scrapbooks, journals, emails, letters and other memorabilia.
- Speak to other family members, friends and acquaintances for memories of the deceased.
- Include some humour in the eulogy to diffuse tension and sadness, which can also make the tribute personal and unique.
- Start with a draft and polish it once you’ve gotten all the pointers on paper.
- Organize information so that it starts with an introduction, middle content and with an ending.
- Review it and practice it by reading out loud.