The Importance of Writing a Eulogy

By: Louis Bruno
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A eulogy is a display of gratitude, sorrow, and final farewell to the memory of the deceased. For those people attending the event, speaking isn't straightforward, specifically because you haven't had the time to cope with your loss. Yet eulogies provide comfort to family, friends, and relatives, making them so necessary and essential. We urge relatives to consider eulogizing their dear departed. Several things you should bear in mind include: 

1. Don't Rush Into It

Writing a eulogy cannot be rushed. Find some time away from all the hustle and bustle, to reflect on what you want to express. Reflect on the person's experiences when he / she was alive and focus on the things you want to say. Being in the right mindset when writing a eulogy is critical.

2. Keep Various Memorable And Unique Aspects In View

Hold in mind the unique and unforgettable elements, rather than listing the decedent's contributions and milestones; put the spotlight on more familiar details. The ideas you share will have a more personalized touch, so you should speak about the individual's unique characteristics or habits.

Speak about songs they liked and narrate small incidents or stories, and play videos, etc. Such personal narrative forms of memorializing lend the eulogy more depth and complexity.

3. Speak Briefly About Accomplishments And Profession

You should talk briefly about the job, education, and accomplishments of the individual. List things the person was particularly proud of. For example, if they worked hard to accomplish it, make a point. You should also speak about accomplishments like career achievement, marriage, children, and any other thing you think is relevant.

If you want to know more about storing ashes, memorial services, or cremation, don't hesitate to contact us at Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home. We’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.

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