If you are in the difficult situation of having to write a eulogy for a loved one, you should begin by reading sample eulogies. The samples below will provide good examples of how a eulogy is organized and worded. When reading the eulogies below, you should take note of what information is included and excluded. This will help ensure that when you collect information from friends and family for the eulogy that you ask for the right info.
After you have read the samples below, we suggest that you read our articles on writing eulogies, which will give you helpful tips and tricks. The most important part of any eulogy is including personal stories and memories. A personalized eulogy written from the heart is the best way to commemorate the life of a loved one.
1. To Daughter From Father
Thank you to everyone for being here today to pay tribute to my daughter. Losing a child is a parent’s worst nightmare and I cannot put into words the grief that my wife and I are feeling. The love and support that we have received from all of our friends and family has helped significantly in getting us through this difficult time… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
2. To Son From Mother
I would like to begin by thanking everyone for being here today, my husband and I are touched that you care enough to show your support for us. We are also grateful that you are here to pay your respects to our son David, better known to most of you as Davy… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
1. To Sister From Brother
It is with great sadness that I stand up her today. When my sister, Katharine, passed away unexpectedly last week it was devastating, but I immediately began to put some words on paper. Writing this eulogy to my sister has helped me deal with the grief and I hope it can help you too… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
2. To Sister From Sister
I am so happy to see so many people here today paying tribute to my sister, Jenny. If you don’t know me, I am her younger sister Alexis. Jenny was the best sister that anyone could have asked for… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
1. To Brother From Sister
This is a very sad day for everyone here. I hope that my words about my brother, Mark, will help alleviate some of your grief. I would like to share some fond memories and personal attributes that made my brother such a wonderful person… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
2. To Brother From Brother
Thank you to everyone for being here today to pay tribute to my brother Michael whose life was tragically cut short last week. Mike was my older brother and him and I were very close. In fact, him and I were roommates and because we were so close in age, shared a lot of the same friends… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
1. To Mom From Daughter
I would like to begin by thanking everyone in attendance today. Thank you for being here to pay your respects to mom. Thank you for your friendship and love that you gave her over the years. My mom was a kind-hearted, compassionate and caring woman… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
2. To Mom From Son
For those hear who do not know me, my name is Harry and I am Mary’s only son. Writing this eulogy to my mom was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do, but it was very important to me say some words to honor my mom… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
1. To Grandmother From Granddaughter
I am honored to get to say a few words about my grandmother. She was an outgoing and fun-loving woman who enjoyed the company of her friends and family. When I think about my grandmother the following words come to mind: patience, family, church, friends, travel, gardening, and cooking… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
2. To Grandmother From Grandson
Thank you to everyone who is here today to pay their respects to my grandmother. I only really got to know my grandmother well the last 5 years because my family lived out of state. Before we moved back to our hometown, we really only got to see my grandmother once per year… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
1. To Grandfather From Grandson
For those who don’t know me, my name is Charlie and I am William’s grandson. When my grandfather passed away last week I knew that I had to say a few words about him. My grandfather was a brilliant man who overcame a lot of obstacles and accomplished a lot in his life. He grew up very poor on a farm in Idaho… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
2. To Grandfather From Granddaughter
First I would like to thank everyone for being here today to pay his or her respects to my grandfather Henry Scott. He would be pleased to see so many of his friends and family here today. Whether you knew his as a husband, father, grandfather, uncle, or friend, you probably had the same level of appreciation for him that I did… Click here to read the entire 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… Click here to read the entire 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… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
1. To Father From Daughter
My father and I were extremely close. I was his only child and after my mother passed during childbirth he had to raise me on his own. Even though my childhood was difficult at times, my father never complained and always had a smile on his face. He had an easy-going personality and could make you laugh uncontrollably… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
2. To Father From Son
For those of you who don’t know me my name is Mark and I am Martin’s eldest son. I would like to begin by thanking everyone for being here today and spending time with my family to remember and honor my father… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
Reading sample eulogies is the best place to begin when planning to write a eulogy. The samples above will show you a few different options of how to word a eulogy. The next step is to read some of our articles on writing eulogies, which will give you more information on how to write a beautiful eulogy for your loved one.
Updated: June 15, 2012