If your grandfather has recently passed away, reading sample eulogies for grandfather 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 grandfather will hopefully help provide some closure to the death.
The sample eulogies for grandfather 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 Grandfather
Eulogy 1 (To grandfather from grandson):
For those who don’t know me, my name is Charlie and I am William’s grandson. When my grandfather passed away last week I knew that I had to say a few words about him.
My grandfather was a brilliant man who overcame a lot of obstacles and accomplished a lot in his life. He grew up very poor on a farm in Idaho. He had a difficult childhood. He spent countless hours a day working on the farm and when he was 15 years old his sister passed away. William cared a lot for his country and had no hesitation about serving in the war. He trained as a pilot and flew bombers in WWII.
After the war with hardly any money to his name he moved to Seattle, Washington. He got a job selling insurance and quickly moved his way up in the company. It was through his job that he met my grandmother, Marybeth. They loved the Pacific Northwest and lived in Seattle up until his passing.
I loved to visit my grandfather and him and I were very close. I would go to his house and sit around for hours listening to his stories from his childhood, the war and his career. He was very bright and a hard worker and I learned a lot from him that helped me with my own career. I could always count on him to help me with any problems I had and to give me great advice.
My grandfather was a great friend to me. I respected him greatly and cherished all the time we spent together. He will be missed greatly by my family and I.
Eulogy 2 (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.
My grandfather was a great man. When I think about him the words that come to mind are: hard worker, caring, humorous, faithful, respectful, storyteller, craftsman and family man. These are just a few words that come to mind, but it is impossible to summarize how great a person he was in words.
My earliest memories of time spent with my grandfather are visiting his house and playing with toys. My brother and I would visit with my parents on weekends and my grandfather had a basement full of toys for us to play with. He would often spend most of the day building Lego with us or letting us play with his train set. I didn’t fully appreciate it then, but looking back it was really wonderful how much attention he gave us.
As my brother and I grew older and became busier with our own lives we saw him less and less. Even though the visits to his house were less frequent, he always made an effort to call us and see how we were doing. My grandfather was very educated and was a very successful businessman. Whenever I needed help with school or work I knew that I could call him for advice. He could help solve the simple problems and was also willing to give his wisdom and advice with larger life problems.
I am going to miss my grandfather’s jokes, his wisdom and love. One day in the future we will meet again in heaven. Until then I will pass your wisdom down to my children and future grandchildren. I want to thank you for being such as wonderful person to me, your family and friends. We will all miss you and love you always.
Updated: May 24, 2012