Writing a fitting eulogy
“The song is ended, but the melody lingers on…” (Irving Berlin).
A eulogy, can be delivered by the vicar or priest, but now more and more friends and relatives are delivering the inspiring words. This is an uplifting opportunity to say memorable farewell and to help celebrate the life that has passed.
Sitting down to write a eulogy can be a bit overwhelming – it can be difficult to know exactly where to start, given the time of grief. Some people prepare their own eulogy. Others prefer to use a poem or extract.
Each eulogy has an exclusive personal approach. The poet Andrew Motion has said: “Eulogies are for everyone. They are a reminder that each of us leads a life of special interest and value and that each of us is unique.”