Funeral Speech Examples for a Heartfelt Eulogy

We hope our funeral speech examples will inspire you to write a heartfelt eulogy to honour your loved one.

Delivering a funeral speech can be a daunting task.  Quite apart from the challenge of speaking in front of people while in a highly charged emotional state, the task of actually writing the funeral speech can be overwhelming, especially if you are in a state of shock from the grief of losing your loved one.

Further down the page there are links to various different eulogies to give you inspiration, but you can use the following simple guidelines as a eulogy format to help you to think of things to say: 

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Guidelines for Writing Funeral Speeches:

  • Speak from the heart and say how you feel about the person
  • Describe the person's qualities
  • Talk about their career, jobs, hobbies and passions
  • Talk about their relationships with family, friends and colleagues
  • Mention things that you inherited or learned from them
  • Perhaps mention some people who will be at the funeral
  • Mention a couple of funny stories if appropriate
  • Keep it real and don't be afraid of mentioning their less good points - you don't have to put them on a pedestal
  • Thank people for coming to the funeral and for their support

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