A Beautiful Eulogy for a Mother from Her Daughter

This lovely eulogy was shared with us by one of our readers, Lucy. They are the actual words that she read at her mother’s funeral and we can really feel how much they come from the heart. We are so grateful to her for letting us share them here so you can get some help writing your own at this difficult time. 

We are born of love, love is our mother.  Rumi Quote on background of sunrise at the beach.

I’d like to say a few words about my Mum, Nancy, dearest sister to Joyce, beloved wife to my Dad, and SuperMum to me and my big brother.

We have always got on well, we never really bickered and rarely had ‘big arguments.’  One or two maybe, but over 47 years that’s not bad going. 

As a kid, I did get into trouble a few times, and she would be there at the school gate, talking to the teachers at the little primary school my brother and I attended. Oh oh. I would walk very slowly to the car, head down, and once inside, she would say, “Tell me what happened.”

She always took the time to get the full story, and was my biggest and fiercest defender growing up, a lioness of a mother. 

Mum never had her own vision of who I should be, instead encouraging me to be my own person. This is definitely advice that I have followed with my own daughters, and I am proud of them for following their own interests and passions. I know Mum was too.

I have come to realise, especially since I have these beautiful women-children of my own, that mothers are their daughters' role models, their biological and emotional road maps, and we should cherish those maps and use them to guide our own passage through life. 

  • Mothers gave us life.
  • Mothers have shown us a kind of love and care that will be etched in our hearts forever.
  • A mother’s love will forever shine in our memories.

When I shared the news online with my friends about Mum passing, there was a huge outpouring of support. I wrote that Mum was ‘a brilliant cook, a lover of adventure, resourceful, kind and extremely compassionate to others.’

I was incredibly touched to read one friend’s response.

She told me ‘Lucy, all of those amazing gifts from her live on in you, they are you.’ 

I took great comfort from that, and I hope I can continue to make her proud of me.  She told me often that she was. 

Things my Mum taught me. 

My Mum taught me that:

  • If you find a man you love, and who truly loves you, hang on to him. Took me a while, but we got there in the end. 
  • Sherry isn’t just a drink for old ladies. 
  • Use fresh, local ingredients wherever possible. 
  • If you take a wrong turn, you can always ask someone for directions. 
  • And finally, Life really is too short to stuff a mushroom!

I have come to realise over the past few months especially, that “I am my mother’s daughter!” and for that, Nancy, I am truly grateful. Thank you. 

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Another sample eulogy for a mother by Elizabeth Postle, author of this website

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