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Getting Others Involved

Allow others to have input.

Once you have pieced together a good and heartfelt eulogy, draw on others to help you refine and polish it. Invite one or two of the loved ones to listen to your eulogy as you practice.

They can help you feel confident about its appropriateness and help you include some light-hearted moments.

Seek out someone you can trust to be a backup in case you cannot deliver the eulogy yourself. Illness or another emergency could arise to make it impossible for you to give it.

It is not out of the realm of possibility that the emotion of the occasion could prevent you from finishing the eulogy once you start. A backup can be an insurance policy that will put you at ease.

Finally, acknowledge the people that were closest to the deceased in the eulogy. The spouse and the children should be acknowledged. It is comforting to them to realise that everyone understands what a big part they were to the departed’s life. Parents, siblings, and other close friends can also be mentioned, if applicable.

A eulogy is about a life celebrated and honoured. Without family and friends, it is impossible to fully accomplish this. When a group of loved ones are included in the eulogy process, it ensures that it will be fulfilling and heartfelt.