Tribute to My Mother in Law

My mother in law had a stroke April 2001 which left her paralysed down her left side, wheelchair bound and dependant on others. The only thing she could do for herself was feed herself. Although she was housebound she was very alert and could discuss any topic you choose and still had a good sense of humour. She had several mini-strokes and the fatal one on Sunday 20 March to which she never recovered. They gave her hours to live but lasted a whole week until all her siblings came to say their goodbyes. She was a very strong woman and fought right to the end. I cared for her during her illness for almost four years with the help of 2 carers in the last year. Before she became ill we were inseparable. We laughed together, cried together. Her death has left a void in my life. I would like help to write a tribute funeral speech and thank people for attending the funeral

Advice for writing a funeral tribute.

Sorry to hear about the sad news from your mother-in-law. We have put together some guidance about how to put together a funeral speech.
As I have recently written a tribute for my grandmother, who suffered of Alzheimer’s disease for 15 years.

I would advise that you take some time and figure out what kind of tribute you want, whether you want a sombre, joyful or funny speech. Once you have decided this, you can write down memories, stories and anecdotes that you would like to share with everyone at the funeral.

A good idea is to use the rule of three, because the audience will likely only remember three things from your speech. You could choose one sad memory, one funny memory and one funny memory.

Only talk about what you are comfortable with, and make sure you practice at least three times. It is easy to underestimate the impact of emotions on the day.

Response thanks to Amy Pearce 


Published On: 24th Oct 2015

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