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A funeral eulogy is a speech that is given at a funeral or memorial service in honour of the deceased. It’s typically given by a close friend, a family member of the deceased or a religious leader. It's meant to celebrate the life of the person who has passed away and to provide comfort and support to those who are grieving.
A eulogy often includes personal stories and memories of the deceased, as well as reflections on their character and their impact on the lives of others. While a difficult task to undertake due to its emotional weight, delivering an eloquent eulogy, It’s an opportunity to pay tribute to the person and to offer words of comfort and hope to those who are mourning.
Writing a touching funeral speech for the death of a friend can be a challenging and emotional task. Here are some tips to help you craft a eulogy that honours your friend's life and provides comfort to those who are grieving:
➤ How to Write a Condolence Letter or Sympathy Note with Care and Compassion
Dear friends and family gathered here today..
This day today is a hard one for us all. It is so much easier to mourn in silence; it takes away the worry of not being able to get your words out, or even just simply getting the right words out.
But silence or not, one thing which I am sure we all appreciate today, is being here all together, sharing in each other's silence, sharing in each other's moments of thought for (name of person deceased), who we all loved, as a friend, a loved one, a (wife/husband), a (brother/sister), ...our (name of the person).
We will all have our own personal and special memories, of the mark (he/she) left in our hearts, in our lives and it is very hard for me today to be up here, hearing my own thoughts out loud, trying my best to focus on the happiest times (name of the person) brought us, rather than the fact that (he/she) is no longer here with us today as know it.
I am certain of two things though. (He/she) would have wanted us all to be here today with our happiest thoughts of our times spent together and secondly....(he/she) is still here with us, very strongly in spirit.
(Name of person) was such a strong person through and through, from character, personality and presence. We are all here because somewhere somehow, we have all been touched by (name of person).
For me, (he/she) will always be with me. What I will remember will always be (Here insert private memories that are relevant to you and the deceased that you wish to share such as: "how often he/she made me laugh" etc.).
This is what makes (him/her) remain with me personally and I am sure that you all have your very own, special and private moments that you will cherish and keep close to your hearts.
We were all very lucky to have had (him/her) in our lives and as much as (he/she) will be missed by us all, (he/she) will remain with us all, every day, as long as we can remember.
We love and miss you (name of deceased), past, present and future.