If your aunt has passed away and you want to pay tribute to her with a eulogy, you should first learn how to write a eulogy for an aunt. A eulogy is a speech given to commemorate and celebrate the life of an individual. Typically the spouse, child, sibling or close friend gives a eulogy. If you had a close relationship with your aunt, writing a eulogy is a thoughtful thing to do and delivering it at the funeral will be appreciated by everyone.
A eulogy is a very personal thing and can be written in a number of different ways. Typically eulogies will include most, if not all, of the following elements: a short life history of the deceased, your memories with the deceased, memories of friends and family, the deceased person’s hobbies and interests, the deceased person’s achievements (legacies), and how much friends and family will miss him or her.
How To Write A Eulogy For An Aunt
Begin the eulogy by thanking guests for attending and acknowledging people who traveled a long distance to be at the funeral. This may not be necessary because a parent or someone else may be saying thank you in their eulogy. It is up to you if you want it included. Next, you should introduce yourself and explain your relation to the deceased.
This is the most important section of the eulogy and will take the most thought. Write about a few significant memories about something that happened between you and your aunt. The stories you include can be serious or lighthearted moments. Explain why the situations were significant to you and your aunt. Next, talk about what you learned from your aunt. What skills did he teach you and what wisdom did you learn from her? You can add one or two additional stories if you like that will help you illustrate what you learned from your aunt.
The next section is where you can talk about your aunt’s life history. What specific qualities and characteristics made her a special person? What were her likes and dislikes? What were your aunt’s favorite hobbies, activities and interests? You can also speak of any significant achievements and accomplishments your aunt obtained. Use this part of the eulogy to teach the audience more about your aunt.
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 aunt. Next, you should summarize your speech highlighting one or two key points. Talk again about what made your aunt so special and what you will remember most about her. Then, in conclusion say goodbye to your aunt and speak about how much she will be missed by friends and family.
Now that you have learned how to write a eulogy for an aunt you should read the following sample eulogy for an aunt. The sample eulogy will show you how a eulogy is written and will provide you with additional help writing your eulogy for your aunt.
Sample Eulogy For An Aunt
I am honored to speak about my aunt Wendy today. First, I would like to say how happy I am to see so many friends and relatives here today. It shows how loved and respected she was. Aunt Wendy was a cheerful and friendly lady who loved life. She could lighten up any room and make you happy on even the saddest day with her smile. If she was here today she would tell you not to be sad and her smile and a big hug would certainly cheer you up.
When I was a little girl my aunt lived only a few blocks from my house. My sister and I would ride our bikes to her house after school and she always had cookies or some other treat waiting for us. My mom worked late many days and my aunt would look after us. She would help us with our homework, play games with us and chat about whatever we wanted. I have wonderful memories of my childhood and spending time with my aunt Wendy.
When I got older and moved away to university my aunt and I stayed in touch. We would talk at least once per week on the phone. She would call me to see how school was going, how I was doing personally and if there was anything she could do for me. She really cared a lot about her family and friends.
I learned a lot from my aunt over the years. She taught me how to bake and would always complement me on my baking, even though I knew I was nowhere near as good as she was. She also taught me about gardening and showed me how even with a small apartment I could have fresh herbs, tomatoes and strawberries. More important than those skills, she also taught me about how important family was. She also made sure I knew the value of family and friendship and that I never too it for granted.
Aunt Wendy was a wonderful lady and I will miss her very much. She was more than an aunt to me; she was a friend. I will miss our long talks and all of the time we spent together. Aunt Wendy, your memory will live on in my heart forever. I will miss you more than words can say.
Updated: June 14, 2012