If your mother has recently passed away, reading sample eulogies for mother 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 mother will hopefully help provide some closure to the death.
The sample eulogies for mother 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 Mother
Eulogy 1 (To mother from daughter):
Thank you to everyone for being here today, I know that many of you had to travel a long distance. My name is Jane and I and Mary’s eldest daughter. My mother was an incredibly kind and generous person. She was a stay at home mother and raised five children. Even though she often had her hands full with the kids, she was always willing to help her friends out with their children or any other task they may have needed assistance with.
My mother grew up with a large family of her own. She was the oldest of eight children, which is how she became such a wonderful mother. She spent much of her childhood helping her mother raise the kids. She eventually went on to attend college with the plan of becoming a teacher. However, while at school she met her soul mate. She ended up dropping out of college and her and her husband John got married and started a family.
My mother and father loved to travel around the United States. They loved exploring their country by RV and were proud to say that they had visited every one of the states. My mother loved country music and always had my father stop if they saw a country bar so that she could dance the night away.
My parent’s spent much of their retirement days on the road, but kept a small house in Portland. They always came home for Christmas and were often in town for Thanksgiving too. Family was very important to them and my mother loved spending time with her grandchildren.
My greatest memories of my mother are how hard working she was and her love for her family and friends. I hope that I can be as wonderful a mother to my kids as she was to me. Thank you for everything you did for our family, friends, and me over the years. We couldn’t have asked for a better mother and role model.
Eulogy 2 (To mother from son):
My mother, Elizabeth, was a kind and generous person who passed away too young. She was a strong person and this strength shone through during her long fight with cancer. Even though she was in tremendous pain she always remained strong and never wanted attention focused on her disease. She wanted everyone to continue on with their lives and was more concerned with how we were doing and if we were happy.
My mother was born in 1960 in Vancouver, BC. She loved Canada and spending time outdoors. Her parents taught her how to sail, swimming and fishing. Her family often went hiking on the weekends and on camping trips.
In university she met her husband Matthew. They were both in the education program and graduated in the same class. After school they married and had two children, a boy and a girl. Both of my parents continued on their career paths and became High School teachers. My mother taught up until a year ago when her illness forced her to retire early.
I learned a lot from my mother. I learned how important family is and enjoyed spending time with my parents and relatives. I learned an appreciation for the outdoors and often went on sailing holidays with my parents and on camping trips. I learned how important a strong work ethic is and how remaining positive can help us get through life’s biggest challenges.
I love you so much and wish that we had more time together. I will cherish all of the great memories we had and will carry your values with me. You will be missed by all and your memory will live in us all forever.
Updated: May 24, 2012