While there are many websites out there offering the promise of a free eulogy, be careful before you send one straight to the printer and consider yourself set. The eulogy you give at a loved one’s funeral should be taken from the heart, not downloaded from the Internet.
In order to write a touching, meaningful, heartfelt eulogy, what you really need to do it to write it yourself, not use a free eulogy that could be meant for anyone. And you don’t need to worry, because it isn’t as difficult as you might think. Your best bet is to purchase a quality guide as a resource. A good, comprehensive guide will lead you step by step through the entire process of writing a eulogy unique to your loved one. It will answer the questions you no doubt already have, as well as questions you might not even know you have yet.
A free eulogy won’t include the story about the time you went canoeing with your father and capsized the boat trying to reach the water bottle. It won’t know how your otherwise graceful mother was a terrible dancer, or how every time your sister laughed, tears streamed down her cheeks. It’s those sorts of little details that really make a funeral speech special. You won’t get that level of individuality from a stock speech written in a general sense.
While it’s helpful to read examples of eulogies, when composing your own speech, stick to your own devices and speak from the heart.