A eulogy is an opportunity to honour the dead through the memories of the living. You are not speaking on behalf of yourself – rather you are speaking on behalf of the family, friends and the community.
- Who was this person?
- What did she/he do with her/his life?
- Who did he/she influence and how?
Some thought starters
This is the person I knewThis is how I knew this personThe essence of this person for youFriendsCommunity3 things this person loved3 things this person valued3 things this person hoped for3 things this person was good at3 things this person enjoyedThe good this person accomplished
- for the family
- for friends
- for the community
If you use these then quote and mention them by name.Ask friends to give a 25 word testimony of what the essence of the person was for them.Family members can be asked to provide a sentence of up to 50 words on the relationship with family members.If the person was a spiritual person – mention that in an appropriate manner.
“Death is not the extinguishing of the lightIt is only putting out the lampBecause the dawn has come.”