Pay tribute to your grandmother by learning how to write a eulogy for a grandmother. A eulogy is a speech that is written and delivered at the funeral to commemorate your grandmother’s life. If you have never written a eulogy before it can be difficult to know what information to include. By using the guide below, we will show you how to write a memorable eulogy for your grandmother.
How To Write A Eulogy For A Grandmother
Writing a eulogy for a grandmother is a wonderful way to keep her memory alive and to celebrate her life. Begin the eulogy with an introduction and welcome message. Depending on who else is giving eulogies it may not be necessary to welcome and thank people who are in attendance at the funeral. However, it is common to give some sort of introduction such as telling people your name and relation to the deceased.
After the introduction you should share a few personal memories that you shared with your grandmother. These can be serious or lighthearted; whatever moments meant the most to you. You can follow these with experiences of others with your grandmother. You can learn more about her experience with others by speaking to her friends and family. Including other people’s experiences is optional and is dependent on how many people are delivery eulogies at the funeral and the length of your eulogy.
Next you should talk about your grandmother’s favorite things. What were her hobbies, interests, activities, likes and dislikes? This section gives you the opportunity to provide the audience with some background information on your grandmother’s life. You can try to relate some of these interests to your own memories. Perhaps you both enjoyed going to the movies or she taught you how to bake. By adding your own memories and stories it will make the eulogy more personal.
After you have discussed your grandmother’s interests you should speak about how she influenced your life and the life of other’s. What are some actions that she took that affected those around her. What lessons did she teach you? A lesson could be learning a physical skill, or could be a piece of wisdom or advice.
Finally, you should conclude the eulogy by expressing how much you and your grandmother’s friends and relatives will miss her. Talk about how she may be gone but her memory will live on. This is also a good time to include a favorite poem, verse, hymn or other piece of text that is meaningful to you or was important to your grandmother.
The above will have provided you with some guidelines on how to write a eulogy for a grandmother. We recommend that you read some of our other articles on eulogy writing for more helpful tips. Also, a sample eulogy for a grandmother is included below which will show you how a completed eulogy is written.
Sample Eulogy For A Grandmother:
I am delighted to see so many friends and relatives here today to pay their respects to my grandmother. For those of you here who do not know me, my name is Alicia and I am Dorothy’s oldest granddaughter. My grandmother meant a lot to me and I am honored to say a few words about her today.
I remember when I was a little girl going to visit my grandparents on their farm. I always got really excited when my parents told me we were going to visit them. My grandmother and I were always very close. She would take to through the fields and help me pick strawberries. She also showed me what was involved with running a farm and got me to help feed the animals and clean up the barns. My grandmother and I remained close while I was in high school and I would often go visit her on my own. She always had fresh baked cookies waiting for me and I loved to sit with her and read or listen to her stories. When I left town for university a few years ago we didn’t get to see each other as often, but always kept in touch by phone.
My grandmother lived her entire life on the farm. She grew up being the only girl out of six children. Because she was the only girl in the family she had a lot of responsibilities on the farm and this taught her a lot about hard work and being self sufficient. My grandfather and her ended up running the farm after they married and took over it when her parent’s passed away. My grandmother was amazingly resourceful and handy. She could sew, bake, cook, look after the animals, tend to the fields, and do repairs around the farm or anything else she had to do. I learned a lot of useful skills from her, but most importantly learned the value of hard work.
My grandmother was a picture of strength and was iron-willed. Even though she was such a determined and hard working lady, she loved to spend time with friends and family. She often had tea parties for friends in her garden, or had large family dinners. My grandmother cared deeply for her friends, family and everyone else she met.
Losing my grandmother has been very painful for my family and me. We will miss visiting my grandmother and hearing her stories. When I have children one day I will be sure to tell them what a wonderful person she was and pass on her wisdom to them. Her memory will continue to live on forever in all of our hearts.
Updated: June 13, 2012