Crafting the Eulogy
GUIDELINES FOR A EULOGY
- When and where was the deceased born
- Nicknames and/or names known to others
- Parents’ names
- Brothers and sisters, and place in the family
- Where did he/she grow up
- Early childhood – possibly some funny/interesting experiences when growing up
- Schools attended, awards gained
- Academic or trade qualifications and achievements
- Details of any war or military service
- Details of marriages, divorces, children, significant relationships
- Details of grandchildren and great grandchildren
- Details of any Club memberships, positions held
- Details of sporting achievements
- Details of any hobbies, interests, travel, crafts
- Details of historical significance
- Is there a special poem or a verse you may like included in the service
Possible extras you may like included in the service …………….
- Photograph to be placed on the coffin
- Special music you may like us to play at the service
If a burial service is chosen, your funeral director will provide flowers for the family to place in the grave at the end of the committal service (at the graveside), or you may wish to provide your own.
A funeral service is a tribute and celebration of the life of a loved one. Therefore, the service should reflect who that person was and what they meant to family and friends. This is only a guide to planning the eulogy and the service you might like for your loved one. Please do not hesitate to contact us in relation to anything you may wish to have included as a part of your special tribute.