Short Eulogy Examples
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Usually a eulogy should not be very long. It should be around 5 minutes at the most. However, it is also possible to have short eulogies that are less than 5 minutes long. A short eulogy invariably praises the person who has passed away, and then uses another few sentences to highlight the positive aspects of the person.
The eulogy should be factually correct and should not contain any swear words, belittle the deceased or have any controversial information. The anecdotal stories should be told with humor and compassion where ever necessary. After writing the eulogy, it is best to read it several times aloud and then make the necessary changes. Reading aloud will give you an idea how it will sound.
Usually, a short eulogy will use very precise words to highlight the deceased person's traits and qualities. A lot of thought should be given when attempting to write a short eulogy. You can check out online sources to get an idea as to how short eulogies are written. The examples will help you drafting the eulogy you are intending to present at the funeral or memorial service.
Here is one example of a short eulogy that was present by the daughter of Steve Irwin, who was a famous wildlife expert and conservationist.
"My Daddy was my hero – he was always there for me when I needed him. He listened to me and taught me so many things, but most of all he was fun.
I know that Daddy had an important job. He was working to change the world so everyone would love wildlife like he did. He built a hospital to help animals and he bought lots of land to give animals a safe place to live.
He took me and my brother and my Mum with him all the time. We filmed together, caught crocodiles together and loved being in the bush together.
I do not want Daddy's passion to ever end. I want to help endangered wildlife just like he did.
I have the best Daddy in the whole world and I will miss him every day. When I see a crocodile I will always think of him and I know that Daddy made this zoo so everyone could come and learn to love all the animals. Daddy made this place his whole life and now it's our turn to help Daddy."
One more example of a short eulogy is the one that was given in the year 2000 by Charlie Matthau at the funeral of his famous father, Walter Matthau.
"My father taught me to have a sense of humor about everything, no matter how sad -- not to take life too seriously because none of us is getting out of here alive, and little of what we do is going to matter in a few years. I remember him telling me about the funeral where everyone hated the deceased and nobody knew what to say, so the eulogist got up there and said, 'Well ... his brother was worse.' It's the opposite of the situation we have today."
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