Eulogies - a Different Approach
The death of a friend or family member is one of the times when we are called upon to be our strongest; and we're often faced with decisions and situations that may seem beyond our understanding or control. Expressing thoughts and feelings in a eulogy may assist in dealing with some of the overwhelming feelings.
A eulogy does not have to be a formal speech. Whether long and formal or short and casual, the most tradition is a biographical speech – reciting the historical facts – births, childhood, schooling, marriage, children, work, etc. Maybe one idea is for the celebrant to read the biographical story, leaving family and friends to use some of the following methods.
A eulogy can be a tribute of any kind. Some of the other styles are: