how to write a eulogy

How to Write a Eulogy

Here is a list of things that you could include, and they should be included roughly in this order.

  • When and where the deceased was born
  • Nick names and/or names known to others
  • Parents names – where they met and married
  • Brothers and sisters, and place in family
  • Early childhood – localities and interests
  • Some interesting stories about childhood
  • Schools attended, awards given
  • Academic or trade qualifications and achievements
  • Details of War or military service
  • Details of marriages, divorces, significant relationships
  • Details of children, grandchildren, great grandchildren
  • Details of any club memberships, positions held
  • Details of sporting achievements
  • Details of hobbies or interests, travel, crafts
  • Details of historical significance
  • Preferences, likes and dislikes – activities (e.g. music, theatre)
  • Special stories, sayings, or qualities that are significant to others
  • Special reading, music or poetry to be included
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