A eulogy is a speech given at a funeral or memorial service in memory of the deceased. A eulogy can be delivered by a family member, relative, close friend or you may like to leave it up to the priest, minister or celebrant to speak.


You may like to include many things in a eulogy.

Below are some ideas that may be helpful.


  • When and where the deceased was born

  • Details of deceased parents and siblings

  • Early childhood and interests

  • Education and schools attended

  • Career / work places

  • Details of marriage/s or significant relationships

  • Details of children, great grandchildren, etc (If applicable)

  • Hobbies and interests

  • Qualities and achievements

  • Favourite stories, special memories, or quotes


Or you may like to read a nice poem, reading or verse that relates to your loved one.


How to write a Eulogy