The preparation of a eulogy, whether it’s formal or simply a few casual words, normally takes place under extreme emotional upheaval coupled with a tight time frame. Whatever the circumstances of your Loved One’s death – natural, illness, trauma, suicide – together, here today, we will produce a heart-felt tribute that may be treasured forever.
Let us begin ...
People do not belong to us in this Earthly Realm; people are magnificent souls who simply choose to share blocks of time with us while they are on their journey through eternity.
Everyone present at the service loves your Loved One, namely ‘Our Loved One’, and like you, they are all seeking reflection, comfort, and inspiration.
Your Eulogy Template - Eulogy means ‘good word’
1. Greeting and Gratitude
Welcome and all those present (attendees, officiant, people who’ve travelled far, etc.) for attending. Express your gratitude for them being there.
2. Who am I?
Describe your relationship with ‘our’ Loved One.
3. Personal Stories about our Loved One
Tell a personal story about our Loved One's childhood, adult life, achievements (family, career - meaningful and amusing)
4. What did our Loved One teach me?
Describe the things our Loved One taught/showed you.
5. How our Loved One relates to us spiritually
Quote or connect something from The Bible or from any other spiritual source to our Loved One’s life or death.
6. How I plan to, and ask the congregation to, commemorate our Loved One
Describe how our Loved One’s work shall never be done as we continue to recall their wonderful traits and apply those qualities to our own lives.
7. Thank you again
Wish everyone health and happiness in the name of our Loved One.
8. A poem/quote/blessing for our LovedOne
Recite a favourite poem or quote, a blessing, or a personal poem created from the following template selection.
Collection of Quotes for Eulogies
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. ~ Helen Keller
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller
Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left. ~Sufi Epigram
There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart. ~Mahatma Gandhi
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. ~Matthew 5:4
You built up my world to weather the Great Storm of Death ~Lesley Marcovich
Like water and steam, although we exist in different forms, “WE’ are timeless. ~Lesley Marcovich
Prayer clears the air and bring us peace. Clarity and peace are our fuel for everyday life. ~Lesley Marcovich
You have united with a Sacred Band of Souls who travel from here, to there … to here. ~Lesley Marcovich
Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. ~Eskimo Legend
When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know. ~Anon
Missing someone gets easier every day because even though it's one day further from the last time you saw each other, it's one day closer to the next time you will. ~Anon
As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens. ~Anon
The world will come to an end as I say goodbye to my friend. But I know I’ll pull through this pain, because I know we’ll meet again. Goodbye. ~Anon
Our friendship has taken me on a magical journey which will never come to an end. Even though you are going away, we will never stop being friends. Goodbye. ~Anon
There comes a time when every caterpillar must use its wings. Goodbye my beautiful butterfly! We'll miss you as you soar to your destiny. ~Anon
I will hold on to your hand even when you have gone away from me. ~Anon
How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to. ~Anon
Although it is difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort us tomorrow. ~Anon
When the sun says goodbye to earth, it leaves a beautiful sunset as a gift. When friends say goodbye to each other, they leave mementos of everlasting and priceless memories. Goodbye my friend, I will miss you. ~Anon
Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean we will miss you until we meet again. ~Anon
A Collection of Poems to Create for Your Loved One
____ (their name)
____, ____, ____ (characteristics or physical traits of theirs)
who loved____, ____, and ____ (people, things, ideas)
who needed _____, _____, and _____
who dreamed of ______
Who taught me _____, _____, and _____
_____ (repeat their name, or a nickname)
You are that part of me
As long I live, you live too.
We are two drops in the ocean of time.
We shall listen to your favourite ___________ together
we shall watch your favourite _______________ together
we shall meditate on _________________ together
we shall enjoy ____________________ together
we shall _________(do a kindness that you used to do while you lived here on earth)
Like water, although we exist in different forms, ‘WE’ are timeless.
When I ____________________
When I ________________________
I’ll walk beside you.
(Describe those gone before who now rejoice having reunited with your Loved One)
animals, surroundings __________________________
general Souls _____________
Like all souls, ________________ (their name), you and I are never alone.