Writing a eulogy

A eulogy is a special speech or tribute delivered at the funeral or memorial service. They are usually delivered by family members, close friends, and the celebrant or minister. So how do I write a eulogy?

Where do I start?

Firstly, it is an honour to be asked to deliver a eulogy and while it may seem like a daunting task most people find it a positive experience and a way to personally say goodbye.

Things to consider when writing a eulogy:

  • Audience – who will be attending
  • Tone – a eulogy doesn’t always have to be serious, the tone may depend on the personality of the deceased, as well as their age when they died
  • Content – you could use a timeline of their life highlighting significant milestones or provide a personal view with stories or anecdotes, or a combination of the two
  • Gathering ideas – if you’re stuck for ideas, speak to other people who knew them well to gather stories and anecdotes, or look through old photos, emails or personal items
  • Flow – organise your speech so it has a beginning, middle and an end
  • Review and practice – make sure you review and make any changes then practice reading it out loud

Remember being asked to give a eulogy is a great honour and should be treated accordingly.

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