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2019.11.25 (updated : 2020.01.31)
OK, I had to watch this one twice. Both to understand it (ish) and to introduce my eleven year old son, who wants to go into Physics.
just wanted to let you know that i am giving a funeral speech about my grandfather this week, and found yours to be truly touching and similar to the sentiment i will be expressing.
it was beautiful
my grandfather's funeral speech
this is very deep and and helps me make my speech for grandfathers funeral.
He will be passing soon, so i jst want to get it ready..
the best funreal speech to a grandfather i have ever heard
Thankx my grandfather just died yesterday and I can't write speeches for the life of me you,ve gave me some good topics and ideas!!!!!!
I'm giving a speech for my grandfather's funeral this Friday. Your post was the first hit on Google and I found it very inspiring. Thank you for posting.
i luv this speech i am even using it for my assignment
Hi just wanted to say a big thank-you for sharing your speech. I will be speaking at my grandfathers funeral on wednesday and it as helped me alot. It is inspiring, well written and has an honest approach that i also wanted to convey. By the way i dont think you should be too harsh on yourself looking back at your speech 10 years on. I think when you are grieving you always focus on a persons positive points- if you cant forgive them for their flaws in death when can you??
I am thirteen and my granddad died in the early hours of this morning and i got asked to say the speech at his funeral so i thought i might get on it right away because i knew it would take a long time to write it correctly then i read this and it brought a tears to my eyes its beautiful. If you don't mind could i use some of it in my speech please. xxx
I am 11 and nd, it's my Great-grandmothers funeral is today and I needed to write a sppech. This was the first one that popped up on Google. Thank you so much. And, it's beautifully written.
tnxs so much for this wonderful speech,this is the most suitable speech for my class project
My name is Jason and I have been working on my grandfathers eulogy for about a day now. I have most of my thoughts written in note form. I was looking for "how to compose a eulogy" when I came across your post. I liked your format and remember that the notes on the bottom contained some good advise on how write and prepare.. I found the link but I can no longer open the page.. I was hoping if you had time tonight or tomorrow that you could copy the page with the eulogy and notes underneath.and email it back to me... It would be a great help.
awww..Michael. dis is really good for my class project and for my deceased uncle. Thanks for this Michael
This is touching.. my PawPaw passed on Sep 20... TRYING to make a scrapbook... I was looking for something to put in it... Thank you very much!
The best speech I have ever heard, it really helped me write a speech for my grandfather. Thanks so much Michael
Hi Mike you've made my day.I was crying my heart out remembering the very good things about my mother who expired on April 25th of 2011,I was searching for my sons speech that he gave for his grandmother for comfort that was posted on You Tube.Then I came accross your speech how inspiring my tears were dried immediately,I kept reading & reading, the more I read the better i felt.I wouild like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for that inspiration.All the very best for 2012 with Gods richest blessings.Peace.
Thank you so much for sharing this my grandad passed away a week ago and I want to talk about him tomorrow at his funeral but I'm struggling. Your speech has given me the inspiration required. Thank you
This speech was truely inspireing. my grandad died of pancreatic cancer and was taken so quickly. i wanted a speech that would make him proud and with this speech you have given me some amazing and incredible ideas. THANK YOU :D
My grandfather passed away last week. I want to thank you for this. All the best.
This speech was truely inspireing. my grandad died of pancreatic cancer and was taken so quickly. i wanted a speech that would make him proud and with this speech you have given me some amazing and incredible ideas. THANK YOU :D
Thank you soo much for sharing this. I had to write a speech today for a dear friends funeral. I searched for hours trying to find help on how to do it and what to write. When I came across your speech everything just fell into place. It turned out absolutely perfect! Thanks again for sharing;)
letter everything just fell into place. My speech
Thank-you soo much... My grandfather has recently passed and I needed to write a speech but just didn't know how to start and what to mention! You've helped so much. Really Appreciated !
That was really moving, thank you for sharing this. You seem to me like an authentic person who sees things real, be proud of this.
My grandfather passed away 2 days bck . I wnt to say thanks for this. God bless u.
Thank you so much! I have a project to write a 4 page funeral oration for an emperor of Ancient Rome and I didn't know how to make it sound less like a biography and more like a funeral oration. This really helped.
It seems so movie TV drama...would it be bad to kind of joke? Because my great grandma just died and i don't really have emotions about anything...
Your speech has greatly helped me. My Grandfather just passed away Monday (06/25/12) and as a writer, I felt obligated to write something in honor and memory of him for his funeral. However, when I sat down to write the speech, I was at a loss. I just became very emotional and put off writing it. My older cousin decided to take the easy way out and make a photo power point, and now I feel as if I have a bar to reach with my speech. I was very close with my grandfather, as well as the rest of my family, but the words just would not come out. Then I stumbled upon google where I found your speech. I am so glad I did. Its given me a guide on what is okay to say. I've never been to a funeral before, so I'm basically winging it. But this put me in the right direction which I thank you for. Tomorrow I give (or attempt to) my speech. Let's hope this goes well.
Thank you so much for this speech,it has really helped me for my project,all the same God bless you
Hi Michael....! you just made my day full of Ecstasy... I'll use dis as my own speech 2 represent my department. Thanks brother...
I've been working on an assignment that involves speech writing.Now coming across ur speech just reminded me of my late grandpa.Its a good speech you wrote there nd i think it will me out in my speech writing.Dou mind
Thank You! Your speech inspire my daughter to go before the family to speak about her grandfather. Young adults/teens sometimes have trouble speaking before an audience or expressing themselves clearly. Thanks again
this has helped me in my assignment on speech writting
Thank you so much Michael! Your speech has helped me to adjust my words and thoughts during the funeral service of a person who has become a father to me. God Bless!
I COULD FEEL YOUR PAIN READING THAT,YOU DONE YOUR GRANDAD PROUD-I'LL DO LIKEWISE WITH MY PAPPA TOMORROW.THANK YOU
I luv ur speech can I use it as a project plz
Hi Michael - I found your page when my grandfather was terminally ill and in his final days a few weeks ago. I am not one to speak publicly, but knew I wanted to stand up at his funeral and say something to honour his memory - I just had no idea where to start...
Reading your speech gave me the strength to believe I could do the same and I used it as the foundation to prepare what ended up becoming his eulogy, which I delivered about one week later. (It turned out no one else had prepared a speech and I found out at the service that I was delivering the eulogy, not just one of a few or many speeches.)
If it had not been for your help, I could not have written the speech and despite a large family and nearly 100 people who attended the funeral, no one would have stood up to give a personal perspective of this amazing man's life. Even more amazing was that it even inspired my 14 year old son to stand with me and deliver a speech of his own at the funeral. I have never been more proud.
Thank you so very much for your kind and generous gift. I hope you have some sense of just how meaningful it has been to those of us who have borrowed your strength when we needed it most.
Thank you so much for your great words of advice. I an 13 and my grandpa died two days ago and it means alot that someone like you can help. I an sorry for your loss.
I typed in "speech at a funeral" and yours was the first one (and only one) that I read. It is very beautifully written and your heart-felt memories about your grandfather made it easy for me to remember and write about my wonderful memories with my stepdad. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for posting your speech - it is wonderful. I also felt obligated to speak at my grandfather's funeral about 10 years ago. I have gone over the speech in my head ten thousand times since then. Family and friends came to me after the speech and told me it was awesome and I should have been a preacher. I also have some remorse about the speech, though, and I can't figure out if it is warranted or not - At a point in the speech, I stated that "I didn't have a father around for a few years when I was young" (due to my parent's divorce and a deadbeat dad - of course I didn't say that) and that "my grandfather treated me like a father treated his own son". Evidently, this ruffled my older brother and stepfather, as if I had put them in a bad light, and to this day I think it still is contentious. They have never said anything to me, but my wife heard rumblings. It was never my intention to hurt feelings - only to remind people of the type of man he was. Anyway, I've never discussed with my family and really just needed to get this off my chest. If I had to do it over again, I probably still would say the same thing but possibly put it differently, I don't know. Anyways, thank you for your blog and allowing me to post.
Having recently lost my very special 'Gramps' I would like to say some words at his funeral next week, but at the moment I can't find the words to truly capture what a wonderful man he was and how much we loved him.
I wanted to let you know that your tribute is fantastic, it sounds like your grandfather was a great inspiration to you. Thank you for sharing this.
This has really helped me a lot. What a lovely speech I have my grandads funeral next Thursday I was lost for words . X
Thanks for this. my grandad died on sunday night peacefully. I want to say sometihng at his funeral because he was the best grandad i could ever think off. thanks for some ideas. going to use yours as a template.
This has helped so much in writing my speech at my Grandmother's funeral on Thursday as it is only the second funeral that I will have attended, and the first where the deceased will have been a close family member. This has helped me so much and I'm sure your Grandfather will be very proud of you for the beautiful eulogy and helping so many people in their time of need. Thank you.
Hi Michael, am greatly relieved in seeing this. Thank you for this beautiful eulogy it‘s really a help.
Hey Michael, cheers this really helped me in preparing a speech for my grandmother that passed away recently, I was a bit stumped on how to write things but seeing your speech gave me ideas on how to start it and finish.
Thanks so much.
Thanks a lot for posting this speech .I too had a grandfather, until day-before-yesterday. I hope i can make up a decent speech for him. It helped , so thanks bro :)
Thanx very much for posting the speech.It has helped me to finish my assignment on time.
Thanks I loved it. Using
Parts for my grandads funeral.
Best speech ever mate.great wisdom words carefully
thanks for posting this, its beautiful, really helped me in my assignment :)
Thank you for posting this, it's a beautiful funeral speech.
Thanks for sharing your speech. I have to write a speech for my grandfather's funeral and I found yours most helpful.
Thanks for sharing!
Pwuh, heart felt, micheal can i use it as a funeral speech for my assignment
Did you ever think this post would still be helping people over 2 yrs after you posted? I just lost my grandfather last Saturday and the thought of writing a few words was just overwhelming. Thanks for alleviating some of my stress.
my grandfather passed away yesterday. i wasnt sure how to right a speach. but when i looked at thise post. i thought it is going to be hard and emotional but i'm going to get through it.
Thanks for this wonderful speech... God bless everyone..
My 88 year old grandfather who is a WW II vet is coming home today from the hospital for in home hospice. He was diagnosed with Cancer nearly 3 years ago. He is an amazing man and I want to honor him when he passes. Your speech gave me a great format so I will hopefully be able to convey the perfect message.
Thank you for sharing this speech. I am speaking at my grandfather's funeral tomorrow and was struggling prior to reading your speech.
Hi its Sphiwe I lost my granddad thursday so am googling the speech 4 him please help
This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it. It has provided so much inspiration in such a hard and tough time. I am currently in the midst of writing a speech for my grandma, who I was extremely close to. Trying to condense someone so wonderful's life, and all the fond memories and what they have taught you into a speech is really tough. Thanks again for sharing this!
My brother fell at sleep about three weeks ago in Africa. I am thinking of giving a speech but dont know how. Will you let me use some of your paragraphs. Thnaks
Its really nice and heart touching
Seriously thank you so much for posting this, It is so hard to find the words sometimes. This was truly inspiring. I am giving my speech at my grandfathers funeral tomorrow. So i think it is the least i could do to post what i am saying at my grandfathers funeral. These are more or less notes so please ignore my many errors.
Hi my name is James I am the oldest grandchild and Wesley’s favorite grandson (the only one). Thank you everyone for taking time out of your busy lives to be here with us to celebrate the life of Wesley . Wesley was the greatest grandfather a kid could ask for. Growing up nothing was more exciting than taking the long drive up the 5 to fresno to visit my grandparents. I remember all the warm days spent by the pool, and the many trips we went on. I remember the joy he brought in everything we did, whether it be a trip to story book land to retrieve a sorely lost shoe or a day spent at home watching football or golf with the bbq going and I remember playing cards and building forts. I remember his support in everything I pursued, whether it be the arts or photography or sports. He would teach me how to use my camera, come watch my football games, he would cherish everything I ever made in my art classes. He always had a way to help no matter what it was I did. He had an incredible talent, being a teacher, and as some of you may know I have not always been the best student, but I when he used to draw me problems out in his sketch book for some reason it always made a little more sense. He would sit with me out on the porch by the spa in that house in clovis I loved so much in my youth and draw out geometry theorems for me over and over until it finally sunk in. He was very patient with me. He would make sure to show me all angles of whatever it was to ensure I didn’t just know the formulas I understood them. In this time of celebration of his life I always try to remember that we carry him with us every day in everything we do. The thing I really wanted to say most, was just that, I see him in all of us, in my grandmother, my aunts and uncles, my sisters, my cousins, my own parents, especially my dad, everyone here today. Whether it be our sense of humor, our patience, our gift of teaching, our artistic talent, our general warm hearted disposition, our passion for life, and compassion for others, our incredible strength in the face of diversity, or even the trademarked stubbornness. I see him. It is amazing how much I see him. It fills me with a complex emotion I can’t quite explain. I feel how badly I miss him, but I also feel like he hasn’t left and he never will. because he lives on in us, I try to remember that he will always be with me in my heart, and I can always see him in yours. Thank you so much for coming.
Please to anyone going through a hard time like this just remember, you dont have to say something inspiring. Just say what how you feel. Say what you want to be said.
Thanks to everyone on this site
I hope everyone struggling will find what they are looking for.
Thank you for your help my grandfather passed on Christmas morning and I have a hard time writing speeches so thanks you gave me some pretty good ideas
I have just lost mum and dad in a car accident I have no idea what to say I am to emotional to speak I am a introvert and shy to speak and I have no one to speak for me who will speak I am not going to
This has been so useful, it's my Grandads funeral next week, I spoke at my Grandmas funeral but I read a poem and a poem doesn't somehow seem right for my grandad. But when I think back I couldn't pin point one specific thing to mention so this has helped a lot!
Awesome! it helped me with my assignment, it is good that your granddad left.
WOW - what a touching speech! My grandfather passed away a few days ago and I found this so inspiring for my speech. Your grandfather sounded like a wonderful man - very similar to mine! It's amazing after so many years how appropriate your speech is. Thanks again.
Mine died two days ago that is beautiful
Michael, after all the supportive and positive feedback you have received, I hope you are very proud of yourself, and if not you should be, especially doing so well after your accident! I lost my 34 year old Daughter and than my mother all in one week, and reading your eulogy has even helped me with my own grief. Well done Michael, your a shining light for a lot of people out here in the internet world!
Jackie from Australia
thanks michael i want to say thanks for giving me advise anyway i really enjoyed ur speech,i am going to use it to me late grandfather.am Mailula Tumi
Thank you for posting this speech. I am writing a novel, and in it a funeral takes place, where the grandfather of a protagonist dies. This really helped me think about the formality and content in a funeral speech for a grandparent.
Hey Micheal your speech has given me an insight of a funeral speech my. Grandfather's memorial is scheduled for 24 October 2014
Thz speech is just amazing;my grandfathers first anniversary comes in the next two days;i came across this and i just feel good even though he 's gone i now have something to write.thanks alot for the job and G
od bless you
Michael, this is a great example and or template for someone who has trouble writing speeches. I would like to explain the project and assignment comments you receive. I am in a public speaking class and we are to give a commemorative speech 3-5 minutes in length. I am doing research and your speech came up. I hope the individuals who asked about using your speech weren't plagiarizing for their speech, but in any case I hope this clears up those weird comments.
Thank you so much for posting your speech. My grandfather died a week ago and I needed help putting a brief but thoughtful speech together. Thanks for sharing this.
My granddad died yesterday im full of emotion im not to sure how to feel about my lost i have many good memories about him. My earliest is when i was fairly young. He was the one all the childern went to to get candy after church. Its the first major lost in 20 years. I enjoyed reading your speech and it was of great help. Thank you.
Thanks for your speech, is very good to present for an assignment in school. i hope you'll allow me to use any part of it? i really appreciate
Hey Michael, I want to thank you so much for posting that great speech! My grandfather passed away recently and I couldn't put to words for how I would prepare my speech to explain how much he meant to me. Your speech was the first I read and your grandfather sounds a lot like mine. I put it all into my own words but the base of my speech came from how highly you spoke of your grandfather. You are a great man for showing others what you said about your grandfather and I hope many others read it
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This helped alot. Im putting together a speech for my grandmother who just past away on the 5th. Your speech caught my eye and i was complety lost on how to start. This would be my first speech ever so i need to start some where. Thanks alot for ur speech.......
I am so very sorry for your loss. My Grandfather died today and I want to say something in his memory at his funeral. Your speech grately inspired and help me as I am in no condition to write one right now.
May his gentle soul rest in peace! I also want to write a funeral speech for my grand father, can i make use of some ideas in your speech? thanks
I just lost My Uncle Due To a Car Accident 💔 Duriing Times like this its hard to Write somethiing
.Your Speech Helped me Alot
Thank You Very Much
Thank you for sharing this, it was tremendously helpful in structuring my speech for my grandfather's funerals and finding the right tone, after struggling to compose my thoughts. I'm very grateful that you shared your remarks, they've obviously been valuable to many people already.
Thank you Michael. My grandfather died yesterday and I already miss him. I want to say something at his funeral and this page really helped me.
Thanks so much
Thankyou for your speech it has really helped me shape my grandpa's speech during his funeral
Thank you for sharing this. My Grandad passed on Tuesday and im finding it difficult to cope, but i want to be strong and let people know how much he means to me, this has helped me shape what i'd like to say, so thank you.
My grandfather passed away 2 days ago and I was told to write a speech. I couldn't put into words how much I missed him. Reading your speech helped very much thank you. Your grandfather's personality is very similar to mine. Thank you again.
my grandpa died on holloween witch is not a joke,r.i.p raymond ward 10/31/2017
Hello, my grandfather died due to cancer he had been suffering eith for what we now know has been 18months plus. We only found out about it 17 hours before he died! My grandfather was not just a grandfather, he was my friend, my hero, my peter pan (a story teller, a big child, an adventurer). Him & i had a special bond and love for one another that neither of us, nor our family members could explain. He was my everything. His funeral is friday 2nd march and im giving a speech. I cant find the words that actually sums this man up. He was unbelievable. I cant tell you how much he meant to me. And im terrified of people seeing me cry (always have been, obviously some kind of psychological issue). What you said was lovely though.
This is such a lovely heartfelt speech.Thank you for sharing it. My dear Grandad died a few days ago and we are celebrating his life on Monday. I found your words helped me express what I would like to say if I can muster the courage to share at such an emotional time. Thank you so much for sharing.
i love your funeral speech i will use it at my grandfather funeral
I can understand your pain and i loved your speech
I read this and i get emotional, i am going to deliver a speech at my grand father on behalf of us grandchildren for the first time and i got hint but more emotional. This is inspiring and educational.
Thank you, it encouraged me, speaking from your heart.