How to Deliver a Heartfelt Eulogy
Delivering a eulogy is a significant way to honour a family member or friend who was important to you. If this is the first time you’re delivering this type of tribute, it can be hard to know what to say. At Mount Pleasant Group, many eulogies have been delivered in our Toronto and GTA funeral centres, and we can offer you guidance on writing and delivering a eulogy.
Rest assured, there is no right or wrong way to write a eulogy. As long as your words come from the heart, you can consider it a success.
If you’re not accustomed to public speaking or writing, it can be hard to know where to start. The best way to begin is by thinking of a theme to tie your speech together. Talking to the people closest to the deceased and finding out more about their life can give you some ideas.
What you say will depend on your relationship to the deceased and the tone of the funeral, but most eulogies follow this basic structure:
Have a loved one read it over for you. Even the best writers have editors who make their work even better.
For many people, public speaking is a challenge. Here are some tips that may help:
If you need assistance in honouring a loved one, a staff member from any of our Mount Pleasant Group funeral centres in the GTA will be happy to assist you. Contact us today at one of our Toronto area locations for more information about planning a funeral and making arrangements.