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  I. Introduction:
  A. Tell a story about the person to gain
   attention: “I remember one time. . . “
  B. Establish your connection: “Uncle
   John was one of my favorite people
   because. . . “
  C. Purpose: “Today, we are here to
   celebrate John Aitken’s life.”
II. Body of Speech (Tell two or three of
the person’s strengths, contributions to
the family, or contributions to the world).
   Perhaps employ humor
    or something lighter
    toward the end.
   “George Bernard Shaw
    once said: “If you cannot
    get rid of the family
    skeleton, you may as
    well make it dance.”
    Uncle John was that kind
    of person who always
    turned problems into a
    dance.”
III. Conclusion

  A. A concluding idea: “Uncle John has
   touched the lives of his family and friends
   in ways we will always remember.
  B. End with an appropriate inspirational
   or uplifting comment or quote. “Uncle
   John was no Mother Teresa, but he lived
   by her words: “Smile at each other.”
No Reference List, but orally
cite the author of any
quotations.
  Bartlett, J. (1919). Bartlett’s familiar
   quotations. http://www.bartleby.com/100/
   Moncur, M. (2007).
  The quotations page.
   http://www.quotationspage.com/
What are we
communicating?
    Caring
    Memories
    Sense of community
    Family values
    Respect
    Friendship
    Closure
 Pictures from multiple Internet sources.
 http://www.wediditforlove.com/Pappy/eulogy-
  graveside.jpg
 http://www.medaloffreedom.com/GeorgeWBus
  hEulogy1.jpg
 http://www.eulogyspeeches.com/eulogy-
  speeches.jpg
 http://rrsd.ans.org/picts/9thTopical/eulogy.jpg

				
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