If your cousin has passed away you may want to write a eulogy to pay tribute to his or her life. Reading a sample eulogy for a cousin first will show you how a eulogy is written and what topics are included. You can also get assistance writing a eulogy by speaking to friends and family members who have written eulogies in the past.
Writing a eulogy is an important task that requires a lot of preparation so that everything you want to say is included. That is why, by reading a sample eulogy for a cousin then writing your own eulogy, you will be sure to get all the relevant information written down so nothing will be missed.
The best eulogies include interesting personal experiences that have been shared with your cousin when he or she was still alive. It may also include the things that your cousin enjoyed and other memorable shared experiences.
However, one must keep in mind that in delivering this speech, you should not limit the eulogy to personal experiences with your cousin. Your cousin’s philosophy in life may also be included. Aside from this, personal achievements like medals and awards gained would be great to add so people would be reminded of how that person lived life fully. Once everything is in, it’s important to draft and organize all the information so that the eulogy is written in an easy to follow order.
Sample Eulogy For A Cousin:
For those hear who don’t know me I am Jonathan’s cousin Michael. Jon and I were not very close, but nevertheless he was a very important person to me. When I heard of his passing last week I knew that I wanted to stand here today and say a few words about what he meant to me.
My cousin Michael was on my mother’s side of the family; he was her sister’s oldest son. When my mother married my father in the 1970’s they moved from their hometown of Seattle to San Diego. Because of the distance between us the time we spent together was limited. Growing up my mom would tell me stories about my cousin Michael and how proud she was of him. He was quite a bit older than I was and when I was in elementary school he was entering college. We managed to meet a handful of times over the years when we would take family vacations to visit my mother’s relatives or when my cousin was passing through our town on a holiday of his own.
It wasn’t until I began University that we really got to know each other. I chose to go to the University of Washington and Michael was gracious enough to let me stay at his house. This was incredibly generous of him, because even though we were family he didn’t know me very well. Michael and his wife were incredibly generous and welcomed me into their home. I owe a lot to them, because without their support I don’t think that I would have been able to afford to go to university in a different state.
I lived with Michael and his wife for four years until I completed school. I tried to keep to myself and give them the privacy that they deserved. However, they were always inviting me to have dinner with them, join in on there parties, or just spend time with them chatting about life. Michael was also very helpful and supportive of my education. He was a successful businessperson, a VP at Microsoft, and he was able to help me a lot with my schoolwork (especially finance).
After university I moved back to southern California, but Michael and I did our best to keep in touch over the last five years. He was very interested in my career and life in general and wanted me to be a success. Even though Michael was much older than me I appreciate how he treated me like a friend. I will always be thankful for everything that his wife and him did for me. Living with Michael was an incredible opportunity to get to know him better and I am thankful I had that time with him before he passed away. Michael was an incredibly intelligent, generous and giving person. I feel honored to be related to him and will never forget him. He will be my model for living my life. God bless.
Updated: June 19, 2012