How to Eulogize One Another

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Eulogize Each Other

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How my brother started an honouring tradition

Years ago, my eldest brother, Roger, shared with us his eulogy. Not one that he wrote about himself but rather one that he had written for each of us.

He didn’t want to wait until we were lying in a coffin to pay his respects and honour us with his words. He wrote one for each of his three siblings, our parents, his wife, and his children.

I believe this is a great practice. It highlights a person’s life and the impact they had on the author.

My brother typed out his eulogy and delivered copies to each of us.

My brother’s tribute to me, his younger sister

When my children were young teenagers they wrote similar accolades to my parents. Oma (grandmother) and Opa (grandfather) were 71 years old at the time.

Note written by my 14-year-old son to my parents

Eleven years later, I found a copy of this tribute in my files and shared it once again with my parents.

My brothers did the same thing for my children when they were baptized. They wrote a brief note highlighting each child’s strengths and positive personality traits.

Note written by my brother, Andrew, to my children

My brother, Roger, started a wonderful tradition of eulogizing others.

It’s a tradition I want to continue and take the opportunity to share with others. Warm fuzzies are welcome at any time.

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