Show how much your sister meant to you by writing her a beautiful eulogy. Reading example eulogies for a sister is the best place to start before beginning to write your eulogy. Writing a speech about your sister will be very emotional and difficult. 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 sister’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 sister, including: serious moments, humorous situations, what she enjoyed in life and why you will miss her. You can also speak to her friends and other family members to collect more information for the eulogy. They can tell you more about your sister’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 sister 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 sister 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 sister below will help inspire you to write a beautiful eulogy to your sister. For more help writing the eulogy, read our articles on writing eulogies.
Example Eulogies For A Sister
To Sister From Sister:
For those of you who don’t know me my name is Katharine and I am Jessica’s older sister. I couldn’t believe it last week when I heard the devastating news that my sister had passed away. Jess was only 35 years old and had so much life left to live. Even though today is tragic and such a sad event, I hope that everyone can hold his or her heads high. Jess would have wanted us to celebrate her life and speak about her achievements and our fond memories with a smile on our face. Let’s not dwell on our significant loss, but instead focus on paying tribute to Jessica’s remarkable life.
Jess was more than my sister; she was my closest friend. Even though she was younger than me, even from a young age she was wide beyond her years. We spent countless hours together as children. We shared a bedroom for many years and even though at times it caused disagreements, it was a wonderful memory of mine. My sister and I would play games, give each other makeovers and stay up late into the night chatting.
My sister was a prankster and enjoyed laughing and making others laugh. She always had a smile on her face and could brighten the darkest days. Jess would always have a joke or funny story to tell whenever I saw her and I loved her positive fun-loving attitude. Jess was also a very compassionate person. She cared a lot for her friends and family and would do anything to help them. She had the same care for animals and volunteered once or twice a week at the local animal shelter. She was one of the most loving and caring people that I have ever met.
Jess enjoyed cooking and loved to entertain. Even though her and Bob (her boyfriend) lived in a small apartment in the city, it was always full with family and friends. I was the type of person that could burn water and appreciated the numerous cooking lessons my sister gave me. I could never come close to matching her talents in the kitchen, but I can now cook a healthy and tasty meal thanks to her.
Jessica will always be remembered for her positive attitude, compassion, generosity and love for life. My sister was an example to everyone she met of how to live life. I am honored that Jessica was my sister and will look back on our time together with fond memories. Jess, I will always remember you and the time we spent together. Your memory will live on in my heart forever.
To Sister From Brother:
It is with great sadness that I stand up her today. When my sister, Katharine, passed away unexpectedly last week it was devastating, but I immediately began to put some words on paper. Writing this eulogy to my sister has helped me deal with the grief and I hope it can help you too. Click here to read the entire eulogy…
Reading the example eulogies for a sister above will help illustrate how a eulogy is written. Next, before you begin writing a eulogy for your sister we suggest that you read our articles on writing eulogies for some helpful tips and tricks.
Updated: June 25, 2012