5 examples of touching funeral tributes

Losing someone it’s never easy to accept. Through the funeral tributes, people are expressing their emotions and coping with the loss, by commemorating the deceased’s life. They are not only for family and close friends to declare but also for childhood friends, classmates, co-workers, neighbours etc.

The funeral tribute is not a mandatory thing to do. You should be doing this voluntarily, as long as you feel comfortable with it.

How do I pay a tribute to someone?


Our advice for you is to make it personal: reflect your loved one’s unique lifestyle in the funeral tribute:

#1. A certain theme for the funeral


A great way to commemorate the deceased life is to incorporate something he/she loved in the funeral services. Did he/she love running? Honour his/her memory by jogging on the way to the cemetery. Read more about Jim Kelley’s funeral tribute. He was a marathon runner and got so many times to the finish line. At his funeral, the loved one returned him the favour.

#2. A funeral service program


A funeral service program helps you effortlessly enrich the memorial service and honour the deceased. It holds all the information about the deceased’s life and it highlights their accomplishments.

What you can include in the funeral service program:
  • A photo of the deceased
  • The full name of the deceased
  • Date of birth and date of death
  • A quote or an inspirational copy
  • A title for the memorial program
  • Service & funeral reception information
You can use our funeral program templates and personalize them with your own copy, pictures and design. Your family can log in into the account and take a look at the templates. After you get everyone’s approval, you can send them to print.

#3. A eulogy speech


The funerals nowadays are more about remembering the life lived than the loss suffered. And this can be done through a beautiful, personalised eulogy speech. Include some funny stories, something nice the deceased said or any other nice memories you have together.

#4. A funeral poem


If you can’t really express what you feel through a eulogy speech, don’t worry. Poetry can be a great place to start with. You can read the poem as it is or you can complete it with a eulogy speech.
You may also be interested in: 5 funeral poems for losing a mother


#5. Guestbook and bookmarks


A guestbook will allow the memorial event’s attendees to write some personal messages and tributes about the deceased, for the family. Moreover, don’t hesitate to offer memorial bookmarks as special souvenirs that will help keep the memory of your loved one alive.

What you can include in the funeral bookmark:
  • A short title
  • Date of birth and date of death
  • A recent picture of your loved one
  • A few words about the deceased, a Bible verse or a short poem

The purpose of the funeral tributes is to comfort and encourage the grieving family.

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