Writing a eulogy can be a daunting task. How to ‘tell the truth’. How to honour someone. Whether you ‘get it right’. This week, Carole Renshaw shares how writing a eulogy as a work of autobiography transformed a funeral and has made that the standout funeral to date in her experience.
Robin Hyde-Chambers at family-owned funeral services company R Hyde-Chambers Funeral Directors blogs for us this week on gravestone words. “Epitaphs are the words inscribed on a gravestone as a lasting tribute to people who have died. The words on their tombstone usually reflect the characteristics that made them special. “They’re usually an emotive, eloquent tribute to […]
This week we’re delighted to have welcome Barry Ward as our guest blogger. By sharing the eulogy he gave for his wife Christine at her funeral, he hopes to help anyone else faced with writing a eulogy for their partner. Here’s his story…
If you’re asked to give a funeral speech or to say a few words at a funeral tea or wake, here’s a top tip…
If you need help to organise a funeral or you’re thinking ahead about your own wishes, we’ve lots of ways to help from first steps when someone dies to winding up an Estate.
If you want to say some words at a funeral or memorial (give a eulogy).
Quotes about death
The wording on a gravestone will read something like: “Lesley Smith, much loved partner of Andrea Sorani 4 Mar 1960-20 Jul 2012 A life well lived. A love lost.” If you’re looking for inspiration for a memorial or headstone, have a look at what’s been written on the tombstone of some of life’s great legends […]
“Charles Darwin (1809-1882) I am not the least afraid to die.” Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) No. Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) KHAQQ calling Itasca. We must be on you, but cannot see you. Gas is running low. Anna Pavlova Get my swan costume ready. Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) It’s been a long time since I’ve had champagne. Archimedes of Syracuse (298-212 B.C.) Wait […]
Great writers have created powerful and moving lines about the deaths of loved ones that are often quoted at funerals.