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How to Write a Eulogy for a Brother

Writing a eulogy for a brother is a wonderful opportunity to express how special your relationship was, how unique your brother was, and what made your brother stand out from the crowd. Never written a eulogy before? Don’t worry. These steps will guide you through the process of writing a eulogy for your brother so that you can feel confident sharing it.

First off, what’s a eulogy?

A eulogy is a short piece of writing or a small speech that’s done in honor of someone who has recently passed away. They are typically read by someone who was close to the deceased and take around 3 - 10 minutes in total time to read.

Does a eulogy have to be serious and somber?

A eulogy can be anything you want it to be – it can be as serious or as funny as you prefer. The key is to stay authentic and true to the person who passed away. If they were a serious person, writing an over the top funny eulogy may not ring appropriate for their personality, but it’s up to you as the eulogy writer to decide the kind of eulogy you’d like to write. It can help to think of the tone of the event you’re holding and the audience that will be attending. If it’s a celebration of life, you may feel more inclined to write a lighthearted eulogy compared to one that’s focused on the loss of life.

I’ve never written a eulogy. Where do I start?

Wondering how to write a eulogy for a brother? This guide has got you covered. Here are the steps you’ll need to take in order to craft a eulogy for a brother:

  • Start by looking through eulogy examples for brothers. Looking at a sample eulogy for a brother before you get started writing one for your own brother is a great idea, especially if you’ve never written a eulogy before. Example eulogies will give you an idea as to the typical content, length, and style that many eulogies come in.
  • Once you have an understanding of what a standard eulogy looks like, it’s time to reference a guide on how to write a eulogy. This guide will give you step by step instructions on how to write a eulogy.
  • After you have looked through examples and read over the guide, you can get started on the eulogy for your brother. Some ideas to consider and reflect on when writing a eulogy for a brother include: What made your brother unique? What qualities of his did people remark on? What was he passionate about? What did he love? What did he hate? Did he offer any helpful guidance or advice? What kind of person was he?
  • With your ideas and reflections written out, start organizing your thoughts into a eulogy format.
  • Once you’ve written the eulogy, try reading it out loud in front of family and friends for guidance or feedback before you read it at the memorial service or event.

If you still feel uncomfortable writing a eulogy, you do have the option of hiring a professional eulogy writer to craft a eulogy in your stead.

Do I need to write a formal eulogy?

If you’re not comfortable writing a formal eulogy or would prefer something much more casual, you do not need to feel pressured to write a eulogy. Eulogies are technically just a short speech given at a memorial service, so you could consider just saying a few words about your brother when it comes time. You can also consider asking someone else to write the eulogy or asking someone else to speak in your place at the funeral. This choice is up to you.

Setting up a memorial website is an easy way to share memories, raise donations, collect photos, and share information on the life of your brother or loved one. When you’re ready, you can even post the eulogy you’ve written directly to the website for anyone visiting to see. Ever Loved memorial websites are free, easy to use, and stay up for as long as you’d like them to.

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Last updated May 18, 2022
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