Pay tribute to your grandfather’s life by writing him a memorable eulogy. Reading example eulogies for a grandfather is the best place to start before beginning to write your eulogy. Summarizing your grandfather’s life in a short speech will seem impossible. By reading examples you will see how a eulogy is typically written and what information is included. This will give you a better idea of what information you need to collect to write your grandfather’s eulogy.
Next, you should collect the information for the eulogy you are writing for your grandfather. Spend some time thinking about the memories you shared with your grandfather, including: what you learned from him, what he enjoyed in life and why you will miss him. You can also speak to his friends and relatives to help gather information for the eulogy. They can help tell you more about your grandfather’s childhood, education, career, family and interests.
After you have collected the information you will need to turn it into a draft. The best eulogies for a grandfather are written and rewritten 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 grandfather 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 grandfather below will help inspire you to write a memorable eulogy to your grandfather. For more help writing the eulogy, read our articles on writing eulogies.
Example Eulogies For A Grandfather
To Grandfather From Grandson:
My name is William and I am one of Harold’s fifteen grandchildren. When I learned of my grandfather’s passing last week I immediately called my uncle John to see if it was ok that I speak today. I know that there are a lot of people who plan to speak today, which shows how terrific a person my grandfather was. I am honored to get to say a few words about him.
My grandfather was a very positive man who always had a smile on his face. I admired his attitude towards life because even though he had accomplished a lot his life was not always easy. He grew up poor, served in the war and worked late hours as a janitor. Even though his life was difficult and he had to work very hard for everything he had it never showed. My grandfather was always appreciative of life and positive, never dwelling on the negatives.
I remember when I was a little boy my grandfather would come to our house every weekend to help my dad around the house. My grandfather was incredibly handy and could build or fix anything. My grandfather always had a gift for me. It was usually something small, like a piece of candy, but he wanted to show that he was thinking about me and cared. After helping dinner he would spend time with me playing games, reading or talking. I really appreciated how much attention he gave me.
I am glad that I was one of my grandfather’s oldest grandchildren because I got to spend more time with he. He taught me a lot of useful skills such as carpentry and how to fix a carburetor. However, the most important thing I learned from him was about life. He showed me that no matter what negatives life gives you there are always more positive. I learned about how important friends and family are and how great life is.
On behalf of all of Harold’s grandchildren I would like to say how much we all respected him and how much we will miss him. My grandfather inspired us all in many ways. His legacy will live on in all of us for the rest of our lives.
To Grandfather From Granddaughter:
First I would like to thank everyone for being here today to pay his or her respects to my grandfather Henry Scott. He would be pleased to see so many of his friends and family here today. Whether you knew his as a husband, father, grandfather, uncle, or friend, you probably had the same level of appreciation for him that I did. Click here to read the entire eulogy…
Reading the example eulogies for a grandfather above will help illustrate how a eulogy is written. Next, before you begin writing a eulogy for your grandfather we suggest that you read our articles on writing eulogies for some helpful tips and tricks.
Updated: June 22, 2012