A Eulogy can be a comprehensive account of the deceased person’s life or as simple as a recollection of memories, or a combination of both. This can be shared at the service by either one person or a group of family, friends or colleagues, or by the celebrant.

You can include as much or as little information as you wish. Some things you may wish to elaborate on could include:

  • Names, date and place of birth, family members
  • Childhood – siblings and friends recollections, schooling
  • Adolescence – hobbies, sporting interests, employment, recollections
  • Family – marriage, children, extended family
  • Comical stories – humour and fun times are especially important to share at this time
  • Relatives stories and recollections
  • Holiday destinations and favourite past times
  • War service, travels, hobbies, Club memberships
  • Local endeavours
  • The things he/she was known for and will be remembered for
  • Personality, achievements, things to be acknowledged for
  • Any circumstances relating to his/her death