How to write the Eulogy
If you are planning and arranging a funeral, when it comes to speeches, writing the eulogy is still very popular. In the past this would have been delivered by the religious officiant in the church or chapel, a practice that continues in more traditional funerals.
However, one third of funerals now involve some form of personal input from the people present. A religious leader might speak about their religious faith, a business colleague might speak about their professional life, and a family member might speak about their personal life. Many people share memories, read poems they may have written or tell stories in a eulogy. A well written eulogy illustrates the nature and character of the person they’re speaking about.
Outline of writing the Eulogy
- Give a brief history including birth date, place of birth, parents, grandparents, siblings.
- Where did they grow up? What was their childhood like?
- Where did they go to school?
- Professional and career accomplishments?
- Who did they marry? When and where? Children and grandchildren.
- How long were they married?
- Significant life accomplishments.
- Personal interests, hobbies, achievements.
- Character qualities, and how they affected other lives.
For many people, writing and delivering a eulogy is a deeply emotional experience, and though it can be a positive experience for some, it must be remembered that it can be too difficult for others.
If you are arranging a funeral for your loved one and would like to discuss the writing the eulogy, please do not hesitate to call Bennetts Funeral Directors on 01277 210104 for further advice and support.