If your child has recently passed away, reading sample eulogies for children will help you write a heartfelt eulogy to the one you love. A eulogy is a speech given by a friend or family member at a funeral or memorial service that pays tribute to the deceased. A eulogy provides those attending the funeral with stories and memories that made that person special to the speaker. Writing and reading a eulogy to your child will hopefully help provide some closure to the death.
The sample eulogies for children below should be used as a guide/template for writing your eulogy. The best eulogies are written from the heart and include personal stories and memories. Feel free to use the sample eulogies below however you like; you may copy words or complete phrases. Remember that these are samples and you will want the eulogy written in your own style, with your thoughts, emotions and stories about the loved ones.
Sample Eulogies For Children
Eulogy 1 (To daughter from father):
Thank you to everyone for being here today to pay tribute to my daughter. Losing a child is a parent’s worst nightmare and I cannot put into words the grief that my wife and I are feeling. The love and support that we have received from all of our friends and family has helped significantly in getting us through this difficult time.
Ali was our first child and I will never forget the day that she was born. She was an angel and a gift from heaven. Like most father’s I was excited for her birth but worried if I was ready to be a father and for what was to come ahead. However, the moment I held her in my arms I knew that I would do anything for her.
I was very protective over her a wanted to make sure she had a happy childhood. I know at times I spoiled her, but all I cared about was making her happy. I know that she was. She almost always had a smile on her face and was a bright and cheerful child.
Having a daughter also taught me a lot about myself. She showed me how the things in life that used to cause me stress were inconsequential. There is nothing more important than family and the love of a child. My wife and I were so blessed to have such a wonderful child in our lives.
I always wanted Ali to be safe and thought that I could protect her from everything. However, when she was diagnosed with cancer it was difficult to take because it was out of my control. All I could do was provide her comfort and pray that she could overcome this terrible disease. After a long battle she succumb to her illness.
Ali, your humor, positive attitude and beautiful smile are what I will remember most about you. Your mother and I will never forget what a wonderful person you were and your memory will live on in our hearts forever.
Eulogy 2 (To son from mother):
I would like to begin by thanking everyone for being here today, my husband and I are touched that you care enough to show your support for us. We are also grateful that you are here to pay your respects to our son David, better known to most of you as Davy.
There is nothing more heartbreaking than the death of a child. It is unfair that our son was taken away from us after only four short years. But, here we are today with great sadness that we say goodbye to our beautiful child.
At first I didn’t know if I would be able to stand up here today and speak. However, once I started writing this eulogy I found comfort from the grief. I am glad that I can be here today and share some memories with you and pay tribute to my son.
Davy brought a smile and joy to everyone that met him. He rarely cried as a baby and we never encountered the “terrible two’s” that everyone talks about. He was a bundle of joy and always had a grin on his face.
Even though he was only 4 years old, he was wise beyond his years. He loved to play with his older brother and loved being outdoors. He would often run around our lawn and play in a sandbox we had in the backyard. He loved toy trucks and cars and had a stuffed dinosaur that was always by his side.
There is no easy way for me to say goodbye. We can’t dwell on the sadness or keeping asking the question “why?” We will never find a reason why such a smart, cheerful and beautiful child was taken from our lives at the age of 4. Instead, we should focus on how happy he made us when he was in our lives. We will miss David forever and will always remember his smiles and laughter. Remember that he is now at peace.
Updated: May 24, 2012