Writing A Eulogy For A Mother

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Writing A Eulogy For A MotherWhen writing a eulogy for a mother you must keep in mind one very important concept:  her legacy.  Leaving a positive legacy is an issue that people deal with whether they are thinking about it while they are alive or they wish to be remembered for having left a legacy when they die.

Below are some important points to consider when writing a eulogy for a mother. Not all of the examples below will apply to your mother or her legacy, but use them as inspiration when thinking about what made your mother such a wonderful person.

Her Legacy As A Mother

You may remember her carrying you to bed and looking after you when you were a child.  Or when she helped you with your schoolwork or took you to sports practice.  These activities happened everyday, but you shouldn’t take the fact that she was always there for you for granted. You should relish the way she cared for you.

Then you grew up, but the same tenderness was shown every time you would need her. Speak about how she was always there for you, how much she loved you and how she made a great mother.

Her Legacy As A Wife

She was more than just a mother, she was a wife. How did your mother live her life as a wife? Talk about how your parents met and their relationship as observed by you. You can tell a story about how much she cared for you father and how great a wife she was. Whether it was the small things like preparing dinner, or being there for major events, your mother was always by your father’s side.

Her Legacy As A Friend

You saw how your mother was there for her friends whenever they needed her.  She was always there sharing what she has – whether they needed her for comfort or simply for a nice talk.  Write about how important friendship like this is and how she had made you realize how important other people are – no matter whom they are and what they have accomplished in life.

Her Legacy As An Employee

As far as you can remember she was never late for work and loved her career.  She was well respected in her office and if not for her age, she wouldn’t have considered retiring.  You still remember how her co-workers couldn’t believe that she was finally saying goodbye. Write about how important her career was to her and how she was so well-respected by everyone she worked with.


Sample Eulogy:

My name is Allison and I am Barbara’s only daughter. I know that many of you traveled a long way to be here today and I appreciate everyone being here to pay tribute to my mother. My mom was an incredible woman who I looked up to

My mother was born in a small town outside Calgary, Alberta. She was the oldest of seven children and helped her mother raise many of them. She was extremely hard working, which is due to growing up on a farm and having to be very self-sufficient. Her strong work ethic was one of the best traits that she passed on to me. She always emphasized the importance of hard work and the value of a dollar, which are important lessons that I continue to pass on to my children.

My mother married young and started a family of her own. She had five children and I was the only girl. Because of this my mother and I became even closer. My father loved my mother more than anything and he often commented on how she was the perfect wife. They were best friends and were the perfect example of a loving marriage.

My mother was very outgoing and had a lot of friends. She was always ready and willing to help anyone who needed her assistance. She often had her friends over at her house for tea, to sew, or to bake. She loved her friends like family.

Thank you mom for everything you taught me and everything you did for our family. I couldn’t have asked for a better mother and will miss you with all of my heart.


After reading the topics and sample eulogy above you should have a better understanding of what is included in a eulogy. Writing a eulogy for a mother is an emotional task, but shouldn’t be a difficult one. Think about what made her a special mother, wife and friend. For more help, read our other articles on writing eulogies.


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Jason Ropchan is the Founder and CEO of Your Tribute, an online resource for Funeral and Grief information and products. He has more than 15 years experience in the funeral industry developing and marketing funeral technology. He has worked with thousands of funeral homes worldwide to help them provide online memo...