There is no right or wrong way of writing a eulogy. Each one will be unique and meaningful for the person who is delivery the speech and the person who it’s written about. It can be as simple as talking about the person who’s passed, their accomplishments, what made them special, and how much they meant to the people in their life. In some cultures the eulogy consists of poems or religious passages.
No matter how you decide to deliver the eulogy, here are some things to consider to ensure your time to speak about your loved one is memorable:
- First and foremost keep your eulogy positive. Dwell on the positive, but be honest.
- Be personal and the tone of the eulogy should be conversational. Just tell it like a story.
- Try to make eye contact, as difficult as it may be.
- Share an accomplishment: Career, family, education, etc.
- Share a memory: A time they travelled, their first time doing something, a talent or hobby they had.
- Be brief. It could be difficult to speak about your loved one’s memory so soon. Try to be brief because getting through the whole eulogy is most important.
If you have recently lost a loved one and need assistance with planning a memorial, contact Basic Funerals. They will connect you with a Funeral Director who can help you arrange cremation and funeral services in your area.