Writing a Eulogy

As a helpful guide, the following may be of assistance in preparing a Eulogy:

  • When and where was the deceased born
  • Nicknames and/or names known to others
  • Parents names - where they met and married
  • Brothers and Sisters
  • Early childhood - localities and interests
  • Schools attended, awards gained
  • Academic or trade qualifications and achievements
  • Some interesting items about childhood days
  • Details of any war or military service
  • Details of marriages, divorces, children, significant relationships
  • Details of grandchildren/great grandchildren
  • Details of any Club memberships, position held
  • Details of sporting achievements
  • Details of any hobbies or interests, travel, crafts etc.
  • Details of historical significance
  • Preferences, likes and dislikes
  • Details of activities e.g. music, theatre etc.
  • Any special stories, sayings, qualities that are significant to others
  • Special readings, music or poetry to be included