Speak about how important your brother was by writing him a memorable eulogy. Reading example eulogies for a brother is the best place to start before beginning to write your eulogy. Writing a speech about your brother will be difficult and emotional. By reading examples you will see how a eulogy is written and what information is typically included. This will give you a better idea of what information you need to collect to write your brother’s eulogy.
Next, you will want to begin to collect the information for the eulogy you are writing. Spend some time thinking about the memories you shared with your brother, including: serious moments, humorous situations, what he enjoyed in life and why you will miss him. You can also speak to his friends and other family members to collect more information for the eulogy. They can tell you more about your brother’s school life, career, friends and interests.
After you have collected the information you will need to turn it into a draft. The best eulogies for a brother are written multiple times. Your first draft will contain too much information, spelling and grammar errors, but that is ok. Rewrite the eulogy a few times until you produce the final version. Read your final draft aloud to friends and family. Use any suggestions they may have and write the final copy of the eulogy.
Before giving the eulogy at the funeral you should practice it a few times. Do not worry about memorizing the eulogy; it is perfectly ok to have the speech at the funeral. Remember that friends and family in attendance will be happy to hear your eulogy about your brother and you should not stress about how well your speech is delivered. When reading the speech you should read slowly, make eye contact with the audience and pause often to catch your breath.
The example eulogies for a brother below will help inspire you to write a beautiful eulogy to your brother. For more help writing the eulogy, read our articles on writing eulogies.
Example Eulogies For A Brother
To Brother From Brother:
Today is a very tragic day. My brother, Mark, lost his life far too soon. He had a lot left to accomplish and it is sad that he isn’t here with us. However, today we should not focus on the grief, but instead celebrate his life. My brother was a wonderful man who lived his life to the fullest and would want us to celebrate his accomplishments today.
My brother was only a few years older than me. We were close enough in age that we were very close and shared a lot of the same friends. Nevertheless, even though he was only a few years older he was extremely protective over me. There were times when I didn’t understand this and even resented it, but as I got older I realized that he just wanted what was best for me.
Mark and I were best friends. We occasionally had sibling rivalries, but it was because we were both so competitive. We enjoyed playing many of the same sports and had the same passion for the outdoors. Mark and I loved to go fishing and always competed to see who could catch the largest fish. I loved to go camping with my brother and we would spend hours on the lake or around the fire chatting about life. It was fun too because we had a lot of the same friends who would join us on our adventures.
My brother was very intelligent and excelled at everything he did. He graduated high school with honors and went on to get a Bachelor’s of Commerce degree. He recently started a new job with Microsoft that he was incredibly excited about. Mark helped me a lot with my schoolwork and I owe him a lot. Without his guidance I would have had a lot of difficulty making it through university.
My brother was a dedicated and loving husband and father. He always spoke highly of his family and loved them more than anything in life. Whenever I spent time with his family I could tell how much they loved each other. I will always be there for Mark’s wife and son for anything they need.
I know that it will be very difficult for my family and I going forward without Mark in our lives. However, I also know that my brother would not want us to be overwhelmed with sadness. He was a very strong and positive individual and would always look for the best in any situation and would want us to do the same. Let’s remember Mark for all of his great qualities and appreciate the time we spent with him. We should make sure that his memory lives on in all of us for as long as we live.
To Brother From Sister:
This is a very sad day for everyone here. I hope that my words about my brother, Mark, will help alleviate some of your grief. I would like to share some fond memories and personal attributes that made my brother such a wonderful person. Click here to read the entire eulogy…
Reading the example eulogies for a brother above will help illustrate how a eulogy is written. Next, before you begin writing a eulogy for your brother we suggest that you read our articles on writing eulogies for some helpful tips and tricks.
Updated: June 25, 2012