How To Write A Eulogy For A Brother

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How To Write A Eulogy For A BrotherLearn how to write a eulogy for a brother and write a memorable speech that you can give at the funeral that will commemorate his life. A eulogy is a beautiful send off message that will help you and the people attending the funeral honor and pay tribute to your brother.

A eulogy is a very personalized speech that can be delivered in a number of different ways. It is up to you how long you want the eulogy to be or if you want it to be serious or humorous. However, even though the eulogy can be written in many different ways, there is certain information that is typically included.

How To Write A Eulogy For A Brother


Start by thanking guests for attending and acknowledging people who traveled a long distance to be at the funeral. When writing a eulogy for a brother this may not be necessary because a parent or someone else may be saying thank you. It is up to you if you want it included. Next, you should introduce yourself and explain your relation to the deceased.

Personal Memories

This is the most important section of the eulogy and will take the most thought. Tell one or two significant stories about something that happened between you and your brother. The stories can be serious and significant or lighthearted moments. Explain why the situations were significant to you. Next, talk about what you learned from your brother. What skills did he teach you or what wisdom did you learn from him? You can add one or two additional stories if you like that will help you illustrate what you learned from your brother.


The next section is where you can talk about your brother as a person. What specific qualities and characteristics made him a special person? What were his likes and dislikes? What were your brother’s favorite hobbies, activities and interests? You can also speak of any significant achievements and accomplishments your brother obtained. Use this part of the eulogy to teach the audience more about your brother.


The last part of the eulogy can be used to include a favorite poem, quote, prayer or any other piece of text that is significant to you or your brother. Next, you should summarize your speech highlighting one or two key points. Talk again about what made your brother so special and what you will remember most about him. Then, in conclusion say goodbye to your brother and speak about how much he will be missed by friends and family.


Now that you have learned how to write a eulogy for a brother you should read the following sample eulogy for a brother. The sample eulogy will show you how a eulogy is written and will provide you with additional help writing your eulogy for your brother.


Sample Eulogy For A Brother

Thank you for being here on this tragic occasion to pay your respects to my brother, John. Many of you have traveled long distances to be here and my family and I are very grateful. Everyone’s love and condolences have helped us get through this difficult time.

My brother was a very caring person who always put the needs of other first. He lived his life in charity of others. This was evident at a very young age. My brother was five years younger than me, but even though he was the younger sibling he was always the more responsible one. My brother was always there for me when I needed him. It could be us talking about small issues like girls, school or sports, or him helping me work through more serious problems. No matter the situation I knew that I could trust my brother.

I wasn’t surprised when my brother graduated university that he decided to go travel the world. He didn’t do this for selfish reasons, in fact it showed his selflessness. He initially traveled to Thailand and helped aid with the rebuilding of local villages after the Tsunami devastated so much of the coastline.  After Thailand he continued traveling through Southeast Asia and made his way through Malaysia down to Indonesia. He volunteered with companies that provided fresh water to those in need; he also worked with charities that built housing for the poor. My brother was happiest when he was helping others.

It is tragic that my brother lost his life at such a young age. But our family takes comfort knowing that he lost his life doing what he loved. My brother helped so many people during his time on earth and he leaves a wonderful legacy. Part or me wishes that he had never left, but accidents can happen anywhere. I respect him so much for the personal sacrifices that he made and how much he helped the less fortunate.

John would not want us to be sad today. He always had a smile on his face and a positive attitude towards life. He would want us to think of all of his accomplishments and all of the wonderful memories we had with him. John was my best friend and an incredible brother. His memory will live on in all of us, and in everyone he helped, forever.


For more help learning how to write a eulogy for a brother, read our other articles on eulogy writing and other sample eulogies.


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