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 example eulogies to give you inspiration, and a link to some free eulogy templates. First of all, we have put together 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


Eulogy Sample Speeches

Eulogy Examples for a Father

Eulogy for a Husband

Eulogy for a Mother

Eulogy for a Grandmother

Eulogy for a Grandfather

Eulogy for an Aunt

Eulogies for an Uncle

Eulogy for a Brother

Eulogy for a Best Friend

Eulogy for a Mentor

Eulogy for a Friend

Free Eulogy Templates

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