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How to Prepare and Write an Eulogy for Your Grandmother

Losing a grandparent, or anyone for that matter is a terrible experience. In the coming days you will relive some memorable times you have spent together, so use it as a reflective period to gather your thoughts and be truly grateful for the women you knew and the times you spend together. Easier said than done, I understand.
As you prepare your eulogy, first know that the honour in doing this is really something to treasure. You were obviously a huge part of her life and no matter what you say or how the eulogy goes, you will have played a huge part in your grandmother’s life.
The best way I can help you is by compiling some of the best examples of eulogies I have found online and their accompanying transcripts in the hope that it will provide some inspiration and ideas for you when writing the eulogy for your grandmother.
I have also partnered with some professional writers to help give you some handy tips when it comes to the structure and tone of the speech as well as templates and a link to their service if you would like a helping hand during this experience.
If I can be of anymore help, please reach out. With best wishes.


A Touching Final Tribute For Grandmother From Grandson

This grandson’s eulogy for his grandma is a loving tribute to amazing grandmothers everywhere.


Heartwarming Funeral Speech For Grandmother

The following eulogy speech for a grandmother shares her life, values, truths, and experiences with a wide variety of people.


A Moving Eulogy For Grandmother

The below eulogy is an example of a teen grandson saying goodbye to his grandmother.


How To Write A Eulogy For Your Grandmother

Writing can be a painful task, bother emotionally but also mentally when trying to think of what to write. We have partnered with professional writers to help you build a framework in the hope that it will help inspire your writing and give you some needed structure if you are struggling to get your thoughts onto paper.

Total Time Needed:

2

Hours

30

Minutes

Step 1 – Reflect

The first thing to do is reflect – think about your nan and how you would like the people who come to her funeral to think about her and her family. Think about the happy times that you spent with her and the things she enjoyed.
The second thing to do is to realise that the eulogy does not have to be perfect. It does not have to be lengthy, and it does not have to be poetically beautiful, but it does need to be from the heart.
Whether you are the grandson, or the deceased’s granddaughter (or one of her children) at least one of you will be called up to speak. Some grandchildren create a beautiful eulogy by speaking together, and perhaps sharing the eulogy will also make it easier to support each other.
Next, realise that no one expects you to have completely perfect words. No one expects you to behave without emotion. Yes, it will be important to have some composure if you speak in front of a crowd. But if you tear up and your voice cracks, don’t let that bother you. It’s like Dr Seuss said, “Those that matter, don’t mind, and those that mind, don’t matter.

Step 2 – An Example

There are many examples of eulogies online that people have used when speaking about their grandmother and her passing. You can certainly take one of those and re-write it and rearrange it to make it your own, adding specific details about your own nan. But what is likely to be more beautiful and meaningful would be a eulogy that you write entirely from scratch. 
Whether given from a granddaughter or from a grandson, the eulogy is not the place to air grievances. No one is perfect, and even though there are things that may be left unsaid and unresolved, the funeral is not the place to bring those things up. There is no need to introduce any more emotional tension to the situation.

Step 3 – A Short Eulogy Is Fine

It is very normal to not want to speak in public about a lost relative. No one can or should try to force you to give a eulogy if you don’t wish to do so. But if you do not feel comfortable speaking for a long time, consider whether you could give a short speech. It is possible to create a lovely eulogy in just a few sentences.
If you carefully wrote one out with that in mind, it may look something like the following:
Thank you for joining us on this difficult day. My nan, as most of you will know, was a devoted and loving mother. She worked very hard her whole life; she worked outside the home for most of the last 30 years. She always checked in with us several times a day when we were children, and even as adults, she made it a point to contact us every day. She was faithful to her husband, family, workplace, and her friends. We all knew that we could depend on her to be there for us. Now we will honour her by being there for each other.

Step 4 – Add A Funny Story

If you were going to build on a short eulogy and make it longer, you might add a funny story; something like:
Before nan and grandpa became a serious couple, grandpa asked nana to bake him a pie. She was up to her eyeballs with work and with helping out her parents and siblings. But nan already liked him a lot, so she told him yes, she would be glad to make him a pie, and she asked if he could come over in a few days to get it.
The pie day came quickly, and she was too tired to bake, so she bought a pie from the local grocery store, put it in the oven, and told him she made it herself. He sang her praises to high heaven, and a few weeks later, they were engaged. Gramps did not know she bought the pie until today!”


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Remeber. Your Best Is Fine

If you were lucky enough to have a Nan that was supportive and caring, she no doubt at some point in time told you that “Just doing your best is good enough.” If she could say to you that again as you considered her eulogy, she almost certainly would do so. Give yourself permission to say what is on your heart and mind and know that it truly is “enough.”

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