Reading a sample eulogy will help you write a memorable speech that pays tribute to your loved one. The sample eulogies below will provide good examples of how a eulogy is written. When reading a eulogy sample, 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.
SAMPLE EULOGY EXAMPLES
To Aunt From Niece
I am honored to say a few words about my Aunt Judith. She was a cheerful, fun-loving lady who was full of life. Her smile could light up a room and it was infectious. She made everyone around her happy. Whether it was a funny joke, her positive attitude, or her big smile, she was a delight to be around… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
To Uncle From Nephew
Good morning. I am honored to say a few words about my Uncle Mike. I saw my uncle last week, a few days before he passed away, and I told him that I wanted to say something at his funeral. He was very happy to hear that I would be speaking about him; he really cherished the friendship we had… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
To Sister From Sister
I am happy to see so many of my sister’s friends and relatives here today. I know that many of you traveled a long way to be here and my sister would be incredibly appreciative. Jenny cared so much for the people around her and was the type of person who would never hurt a fly… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
To Brother From Brother
It is with great sadness that I stand in front of you today to remember the life of my younger brother Matt. Losing someone you love is never easy, but when their life is taken away at such a young age it is that much more difficult. I hope that these words will help alleviate some of the grief you are all feeling today… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
To Friend From Girlfriend
I would like to say a few words about my friend Samantha. She and I have been friends since university, which was over forty years ago. She has always been there when I needed her and will miss her dearly. Samantha was a hard-working, intelligent, caring and very thoughtful person… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
To Grandmother From Granddaughter
When I heard that my grandmother passed away I knew that I wanted to share a few words about her. My grandmother and I were the best of friends. Even though I usually only spent a few moments a week at their home when I was growing up… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
To Grandfather From Granddaughter
I would like to say a few words about my grandfather and what made him so special to me. For those here that do not know me, I am Johnny and I am one of Harry’s grandsons. When I was young, I used to think of my grandfather as a hero… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
To Mother From Daughter
It is with great sadness that I stand up here today delivering this eulogy for my mother. When I first thought about delivering her eulogy I did not know if I would be strong enough to do so. However, after I spent some time thinking about all of the great moments we spent together and all of the attributes that made my mom so special… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
To Father From Son
Thank you to everyone for being here today to pay tribute to my father. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Jonathan and I am Paul’s eldest son. My father was an intelligent, hardworking, thoughtful and compassionate… Click here to read the entire eulogy.
Reading a sample eulogy is a good 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