The Eulogy

You, a friend or relative may wish to say a few words about the person who has died during the service . This is called a eulogy or tribute.

Writing a eulogy is a way of saying farewell to someone who has died – it helps to bring the person to life in the minds of the audience. You may choose to prepare and read this yourself, or ask the officiant at the service to do this on your behalf.

Poems and Readings

Families often choose to include a favourite reading as part of the service. This might be from a religious text, or a chosen poem or piece of prose.

Click here for some popular examples. This is in no way an exhaustive list; you may have your own family favourite poem or prose that you would like to be included.