It is helpful to learn about writing eulogies for grandfathers before you begin to write your speech. Knowing what to include in the eulogy and reading a sample will help you write a memorable eulogy to your loved one. Typically a eulogy to a grandfather is delivered by their child or sometimes a sibling. However, many grandchildren have close relationships with their grandparents and giving a eulogy at their funeral is a nice way to honor them.
A eulogy provides friends and family 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. Collecting information about your grandfather from friends and family, sharing stories and thinking about fond memories all aid in the healing process. Then sharing these memories with friends and family at the funeral service helps them with closure as well.
An outline of a eulogy can include a short introduction, personal experiences, experiences of others with your grandfather, favorite quotations, favorite things, how that person has influenced others, and how much that person would be missed by everyone. Write about your grandfather’s interests and attributes that made him special. It could be his favorite song, TV show, sport, meal, hobby or anything else that makes the grandparent such a remarkable and unforgettable character.
Eulogies For Grandfathers (Sample):
I am honored to get to say a few words about my grandfather, Harold. He was a wonderful person and had a significant influence over my life.
When I was a little boy I loved to visit my grandfather’s farm. He had a strawberry farm, which he ran for more than 50 years. Even though strawberries were is main business, he had cows, chickens and other animals on his farm. I loved to visit him and learn about farming and helping feed the animals.
My grandfather was a very hardworking man. After the war he started up the farm with hardly any money to his name. It was his hard work and the support of my grandmother that made it a success. He passed this work ethic down to my father to past it down to me. Whenever I would visit my grandfather he had me helping out, but he made it fun and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
My grandfather and I were extremely close. After high school my parent’s had to move due to my father’s job. I went to live with my grandparent’s for a few years at the start of college until I had saved enough money to get my own place.
Even though my grandfather was strict and a hard worker, he loved to joke around and have fun too. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and football. He often told stories about how he was the star quarterback on his high school football team. If even played football with his farmer friends up until his 60’s.
It is difficult to say goodbye to my grandfather. He taught me so much, right up until his passing. I learned a lot about hard work, determination, the outdoors and a love for friends and family. I hope that I can pass down everything he taught me to my children and grandchildren in the future. God bless you. I will miss you.
Writing eulogies for grandfathers does not need to be a difficult task. If you need additional sample eulogies for grandfathers and help writing eulogies, view our guides to writing eulogies and eulogy samples.
Updated: June 5, 2012