A eulogy is a piece spoken at a funeral to commemorate the person who has died, to say farewell, and to bring to life some of the memories and thoughts that the congregation will have of the deceased.
A eulogy can be written and delivered by anybody who feels that they would like to do so. They are not just reserved for large funerals with a big congregation, or modern services without a minister of religion, they are used daily by all families from all walks of life.
The first thing to remember is that their is no right or wrong way to write the eulogy, it is more important that it is a personal reflection of the person that has died, than it is a formal piece of writing designed to fit a particular style.
This section of our website will offer various poems and pieces of prose that have been used before, and that are popular at funerals. These can be a useful starting point around which to build your own eulogy.
Each of our Funeral Directors will be able to offer advice on how to write a personal eulogy when approached by a client, although more often than not the Officiant will create a Eulogy with the assistance of the family. Please speak with your local office for assistance.