Celebration of Life Eulogy – Writing Help & Eulogy Example

Celebration of Life Eulogy daughter hugging her mum while sitting on a sofa

Grieving the loss of your mum, dad, grandparents, sibling or someone you love? Do you want to write a celebration of life eulogy in honor of them? But, don’t know where to start? As a celebrant, I want to help you compose a meaningful tribute.

Before we continue, let me express my deepest condolences for your departed loved one. My father Julian Jean passed away in 2006.

Sadly, I lost my mother, Josephine Jean, too. Her remarkable life was drastically shortened by the debilitating effects of vascular dementia. Maybe, like me, you’re battling with turbulent waves of overwhelming feelings and emotions: heartache, disbelief, regret, sadness, physical symptoms and possible anger.

Fairwelling my mum was a sad and very upsetting time. I mourned the thought of never being able to embrace or speak to her again, leaves me feeling devastated. She was my best friend.

Questions come into play at this sad time. How do you deal with a sudden unexpected death? How do we respectively move on from such a painful time? Is it possible to have happy thoughts and not forget the one we love? Can I move forward without feeling angry and alone? Do I allow myself to be consoled and comforted by other loved ones?

celebration of life eulogy very special mum smiling down from heaven on her beautiful daughter

REST IN PEACE MUM: In loving memory of a beloved mother – Josephine Victoria Jean: 14th March 1943 – 26th September 2015

I’ve been looking for help in dealing with the sorrow and loss of a loved one. And for information about how to share my mum’s legacy. Most importantly, how to plan a farewell ceremony.

There were lot’s of funeral planners and services to choose from. And we eventually arranged and conducted a semi-religious celebration of life ceremony (cremation), with a priest of Christian faith. As a celebrant I officiated at the service, along with my auntie, brother and other mourners.

Writing a personal eulogy became a timeline of mementos that circles around the story of my mum’s life. It was a formal  expression of praise and a beautiful gesture to say goodbye. So, don’t worry about penning a moving speech use my eulogy example. It is a proven way to create a great speech to express your feelings.

celebration of life eulogy butterfly

It’s a last testimony to commemorate your loved ones remarkable life. In fact, it could help you get through this unpleasant time.

I’ve bundled together a collection of reassuring resources from celebrants. There are other useful tools to help you with writing eulogies.  Most importantly, help you cope with bereavement, and stress while planning a funeral ceremony service.

Use my personal tribute in praise of my mum and craft your own unique eulogy. Here is the heartfelt and memorable eulogy example. Feel free to adjust the template, so that it sounds like your own voice.

All the best and take care.

 Celebration of Life Eulogy

Firstly, the uncontrollable emotional roller coaster of losing a loved one is intense, uncomfortable, and distressful. The pain you feel is deep. Does the thought of never being able to hold your loved one again, leave you feeling sick?

I understand, I had an immensely tight bond with my mum. It was close, special and a unique relationship, because I was her only daughter among three sons. She was everything to me.

But, it’s not about me right now, it’s about you….


So, are you arranging a non-traditional funeral service with out a sermon? Or would you prefer an alternative celebrant-led funeral with no religious context. Well, you need to set your goal before designing a special eulogy. Perhaps you feel that you don’t have much to say. But it’s not true, write down your emotional heartache and how you really feel. This way you or a celebrant can deliver a sincere message.


Do you feel that you are not a writer? Have you ever written a tribute in praise of a person before? It’s a fact that, crafting an eulogy comes easier to some people than others. But don’t let it put you off. You want to give the person who has died a good send-off. With your moving words the celebration of life becomes an extra special moment and a dignified farewell.

 Celebration of Life Eulogy – Writing Tips To Help

  Celebration of Life Eulogy mum and daughter smiling and sitting on a sofa

Are you a morning person? Do you like getting up at the crack of dawn? Well, after a good night’s sleep you’ll have a clear head to jot a few key phrases down. Choose the words that express your feelings and their history. A celebration of life eulogy reflects your loved one’s life and origin story. In fact, your heartwarming speech will be in honor of the person who has passed away.

When will your departed loved one be cremated at the crematorium or buried at the burial chapel? You can begin right now with eulogy templates or start writing a beautiful eulogy. Eulogies for secular funerals can take a while to compose. So, write daily and don’t feel intimidated by the act of writing about memories. Use all the strength within to put together a story and a fond farewell to treasure for always.

Another thing, for a one-of-a-kind and colourful eulogy you need to do some research. As I mentioned earlier, use my tribute to my mother. Or get inspired by other eulogies, quotes, poems and templates online. These resources will help. You don’t need writing expertise to express your feelings. Highlight your loved one’s life in a distinct way and create a memorable day.

Additionally, you can always carry a notebook and pen. Otherwise, use your trusted smartphone. Inspiration, anecdotes and special memories of your loved one can hit you anytime. And with that in mind, your thoughts reflect the personality of the dearly departed person. Even better, they’ll focus on their beliefs. It will be an unforgettable eulogy and funeral service.

Ultimately, if you find it difficult to concentrate your writing skills. Then, get a picture of the person who has passed away. And, stimulate your imagination to put them at the heart of the officiated remembrance ceremony. Most importantly, writing appropriate eulogies gives us the opportunity to say a final goodbye. This is carried out in a way befitting of their memory and is personal to you as well.

Celebration of Life Eulogy – Writing tips to help II

 Celebration of Life Eulogy man with grey hair and stripped jumper posing

Julian Jean “Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even its end.” –Joanne Harris |


Are you worried about crying while reading your eulogy? Well, that’s normal. Of course, you want to  deliver it well. So, don’t worry it will be amazing. With your heartfelt words, you’ll transform a bereavement into a special farewell. Similarly, a written eulogy allows you to grieve in a natural way. It helps others as well n their time of need, too. Writing celebration of life eulogies,  are a great way to support one another.

In addition, keep your  composed and truly personalised eulogy to a reasonable length. This ensures the funeral is exclusive and individual. Let your tribute mirror the individual’s principles, beliefs and morals. Moreover, represent you and your family in a way that feels manageable to everyone. Your eulogy is an important contribution at a memorial service, too.

Perhaps you are anxious about delivering your eulogy? Or you don’t like to speak in public? Well, practice reading it aloud in front of a mirror. Take your time, take deep breaths and if the tears flow take a moment. You don’t have to be a key-speaker to deliver a meaningful speech. When the time comes to say goodbye your words will flow with ease.

  • Tell insightful stories

In addition, if you find it difficult to write an eulogy, use remembrance poems. In fact, tell happy stories, start with the lighter stuff and keep it inspiring (if you can). Writing something short and sweet for the memorial service enables you to say a personal last goodbye. Actually, make it relevant to you and deliver the ceremony that you want.

And there’s more, writing, drafting and delivering an eulogy doesn’t have to be difficult. In truth, it’s a beautiful short story, a brief biography about your deceased loved one. And the golden rule is, to keep the audience in mind when composing your tribute. Also, family and friends can support you with writing an eulogy during your time of mourning.

Remembering a loved one through music is an alternative, personal and special way to say goodbye. Weave songs, prayers, hymns and readings into your written tribute to make a musical eulogy. By setting the right scene with appropriate lyrics and unique wording you’ll make writing a testimonial easier. Essentially, you’ll have the best tribute and design an intimate farewell for a scaled-down or upscale funeral at their burial place. Create reassurance and peace of mind!

Celebration of Life Eulogy – Writing tips to help III

daughter hugging her mum while sitting on a sofa

“I believe in love at first sight, because I loved my mum since I opened my eyes” – “I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”– quotesfan.com


Are you lost for words, can’t think or feel like you are confused? Download the above to your computer, IPhone or IPad. I’m sure you’ll find a beautiful personal gesture to show your true emotions. Most important, create the right tone and feelings to express in your speech. With www.yourdictionary.com you’ll have constant access to a handy and helpful set of words.

This beautiful celebration of life script; told by a devoted husband is extremely inspiring, heartfelt and moving. I was so impressed and comforted; I had to use the poem for my mum’s funeral ceremony too. Got to carolmike25.blogspot.nl

Remember, it’s not what you say, how you say it but the words you choose. These elegant titles for a memorial, funeral ceremony or celebration of life eulogy, are extremely useful. However you would have to spend a little bit of money to receive well written title for your order of service program.

If you having a really difficult time feel lonely or unheard, find out why. There are many emotional stages of loss and grief. Please seek help for some consoling and understanding of what you are going through. www.family.custhelp.com, is a helpful place to guide you to move forward after the death of your loved one. In confidence, of course.

Lastly, do you feel at your wits end writing an eulogy? Do you find yourself unable to cope? Do you disconnected, lost and overwhelmed? Look, you’ve  experienced a life-changing event and may need a space just for you. You may like to speak with a qualified Humanistic-Integrative Counsellor or funeral planner about what is worrying you. Talking therapy helps!

Celebration of Life Eulogy – Writing Tips 

Over to you..

Do you need help with planning a funeral service?  As a funeral celebrant I can lighten the load you carry during the period between the death of your loved one and leading up to their send off and after the cremation or burial. For a non-religious celebrant led funeral service in Holland. Contact me, today.


About Clover Jean: I'm the London celebrant based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Officiating weddings, renewal of marriage vows and naming ceremonies is my passion. My guilty pleasures are singing with my Gospel & Soul choir, fine dining, travel hot spots and on-line retail therapy. What's yours? Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE & see you soon!

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