How to write a eulogy?

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A eulogy is a speech given at a funeral by a close family member or friend usually delivered to show love and admiration for the person who has died.

Although often an honour to write and give as a speech, sometimes when faced with giving one, the task can seem open-ended, and you may feel that is hard to pick the right words or tone to really convey all the right feelings about a loved one.

Wherever the funeral is going to be, it is the last time that family and friends will spend with their loved one. So, for these reasons, it is important when bereaved people gather together that the occasion is remembered fondly.

We have written a guide to help you through the task of writing a eulogy. If you can find some quiet moments to gather your thoughts, and read our guide, it should make the process a little easier.

In our guide we look at:

  • How long a eulogy should be
  • How to deliver a eulogy
  • How to contain emotion when delivering a eulogy
  • Topics to consider when writing a eulogy
  • Questions to ask yourself to help make the eulogy the best it can be
  • Some good examples of eulogies

See Our Guide to Eulogies and if you need any further help, don’t hesitate to contact one of our funeral homes, where we are available to help, guide and support you with tips and advice on eulogies.