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How to Write a Eulogy for a Sister – Guidance and Examples

Relationships between sisters, or between a sister and her brother, are like nothing else. A sibling relationship ties the two of you together from birth until at least the day one of you leaves home. Even after you venture out on your own, your relationship with your sister might remain just as strong and unyielding. In some families, sibling relationships can last a lifetime.

Your sister can be your best friend, helping and supporting you through life’s little challenges. She can be the one you rely on in times of stress, and the one who knows your deepest fears.

Sometimes the bond between siblings changes over time, but no matter what type of relationship you had with your sister, your time together was unique and full of cherished moments.

Writing a Eulogy for Your Sister

If you’re trying to write a eulogy for your sister, you might not know what to say to honor her memory. Whether you spent years together as children or whether your childhood years were more variable, you might be too upset to begin writing. It’s important to acknowledge and deal with your emotions so you can write a tribute your sister would have loved to hear.

Are you unsure how to start a eulogy for your sister? Here are five steps you can take to write that speech.

1. Jump Back to Your Childhood

Take some time now to return to your younger years. The length of time you spent with your sister will be unique to your family. Some siblings spend decades in one another’s company, while others reunite after years of separation or only have a few sweet years together.

Think about the activities you did with your sister, all of the interactions you had that led to adventures and misadventures. From identical twins to fraternal twins, and from siblings a year apart to several years apart, you and your sister have memories worth remembering and sharing with loved ones.

2. Organize Your Memories

Here is where you’ll create a mind map: a visual map where you put your sister’s name in the middle of a blank piece of paper, and add words, anecdotes and other thoughts around her name.

Creating a mind map gives you the chance to write down all those memories floating through your mind. It lets you grab hold of these snapshots, recording them in brief phrases that you’ll expand on in Step 3 when you write the speech. At this point, don’t worry about trying to write down thoughts according to their degrees of association. Just engage in the first part of the prewriting process and jot down your memories.

Once you’ve filled in the mind map with content, use colored markers to connect entries with similar themes. Use one color for each theme. For example, if you wrote how your sister loved to write stories and also how she once built a fort out of cardboard boxes and sheets, those two anecdotes would be associated under “Creativity.” Did she love to race her scooter down the sidewalk just as much as she loved to dive off the boat to look for clamshells each summer? Connect these two and fit them under “Adventurous Spirit.”

If it helps with readability, rewrite these themes and anecdotes in list-style on a new page. You’ll then have plenty of material to work with when you write the eulogy.

3. Write to Honor Your Sister

Before you do anything else, write down three words on the page: Introduction, Middle and Conclusion.

For your introduction, address the audience and thank them for coming. You should also state who you are so people can fully experience how you shared a life with your sister.

If you’re completely unsure of how to begin your speech, skip over the introduction for now and start with the middle. You can go back later to add in the introduction once you have a better idea of the tone and approach.

The middle of the eulogy will contain your memories, so now is the time to pull out your organized mind map and use the anecdotes and general themes you noted. As you write, try to show how a certain memory revealed the kind of person your sister was.

When you draw connections, you’ll help those in the audience understand the memory as you experienced it. This will allow them to share the feelings and perhaps see another side of your sister – one that offers up a more complete view of her unique personality and life.

Concluding the eulogy is not easy. This is a difficult section to write, but revealing your inner feelings can help you with the healing process. Feel free to address your sister directly as you tell her how you’re feeling, and if you weren’t able to say goodbye before, use the opportunity to do so now.

4. Review and Revise as Necessary

You’ve finished the speech, so put down the pen or step back from the keyboard. You need to take a breather to relax and clear your mind. Writing a speech for your sister can cause many emotions to surface, so help yourself find balance by putting the speech aside for a day. When you come back to it, read over the speech and check for mistakes. You might want to read the speech out loud, too, since it can help alert you to sections that require alteration.

5. Practice Saying Your Speech

Don’t try to just practice the speech the night before. You need to give yourself a bit of time to feel comfortable speaking such an emotional tribute. If it helps, ask a friend or family member to listen to you go through the speech. Having at least one person sit before you can help to calm nerves and prepare you for a larger audience.

Whether she was the older sibling or the younger sibling, and whether she was the steady rock or the hurricane force wind, your sister was an important part of your life. Sibling relationships are full of depth and connection, and the one you shared with your sister won’t ever be forgotten.

A Few Examples

If you’re struggling to begin, please see below for two examples of how to write a eulogy for a sister.

Eulogy for an Older Sister

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In this eulogy, the speaker recalls her older sister’s creative spirit and love of chatter, detailing how their sibling connection grew into friendship.

The Eulogy

Hello, everyone, and thank you for coming this evening.

Some of you might be wondering why the room is covered in row after row of hanging lights, and why there’s a campfire outside, with a table with sticks, chocolate bars, graham crackers and marshmallows nearby.

The answer to that is quite simple: Hallie loved those things. She loved camping, when she could lie back and see the stars. She loved roasting marshmallows and mashing them between graham crackers to make what she called “Hallie’s Comet S’mores.”

For those of you who don’t know me, let me introduce myself. My name is Skylar, and I was Hallie’s younger sister. I may have had the name she wanted, but she had the additional year of worldly experience, and nothing would prevent her from making that known.

Talkative to Her Core

As my grandfather loved to say, “Hallie can talk the hind legs off a donkey.” And talk she could, about anything and everything.

It certainly made for lively dinner conversations, and afternoons, and evenings when I tried to read quietly beneath the covers but kept losing my place because Hallie had yet another thought to share. “Hey Skylar” was her favorite opening line, and I knew that every time I heard those words we’d be in for a lengthy round of “How many words can Hallie say this time before taking a breath.”

With that said, it was an unnaturally quiet experience the day she moved out and got her first apartment. The house seemed empty, and it was at that moment I realized just how much she’d brought to my life.

We’d grown apart in our high school years, but in our university years we reconnected. Later on, camping trips with our own families became our favorite pastime, where we’d bring back stargazing and Hallie’s Comet S’mores.

True Talent

Apart from her love of chatter, Hallie was an accomplished artist. She took up oil painting, pottery and any kind of folk art. Her creativity was limitless, and I was always more than a little jealous of her talent.

I remember one time she bought some modeling clay and created the most delicate fairy imaginable. It had this blue and white dress, and the wings were almost like silk. The golden hair and intricately detailed face were gorgeous.

Did I tell her this? No. I’m sad to say I was too envious, too upset that any craft I made never turned out as well as hers.

She was talented beyond measure, and the way in which she could sit down at that crafting table and turn out something marvelous was incredible.

I stared at that fairy every day after school, disappearing into the kitchen whenever I heard her coming down the hall. One time she almost caught me, and her quizzical glance made me blurt out something stupid, something about losing an earring somewhere in the hutch.

I wish I’d told her the truth at that moment.

Overdue Appreciation

Just a few years ago, Hallie took up mosaic painting. She gave several of her finished works to the art gallery downtown, with the request that they be auctioned off and the proceeds donated to one of two charities.

I bought two of them. I kept it a secret until her birthday, when I invited her over and walked her through the living room. It was sweet when she looked up and saw her mosaic paintings over the fireplace. It made me so thankful to be her sister.

Hallie, I miss you so much. You were an amazing sister, even if it took me years to appreciate your unique charm.

Eulogy for a Younger Sister

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In this sample eulogy for a sister, the brother shows how he came to view his sister in a different light, and how his life changed for the better.

The Eulogy

Hi, everyone. I’m Logan and I want to start by thanking you for coming today. Talia would have loved to see so many familiar faces in the same room, all for her. She was forever encouraging all those family get-togethers, prompting our parents to book the lodge on Rainy Lake and send out “Save the Date” cards for another year of family fun.

She would never have taken credit for it, though. She’d rather sit off on the side and just watch everyone talking and laughing. For her, the greatest joy was just to be with everyone. To look around and see all the people who meant so much to her.

Forever Sparkling

She loved to laugh, but she’d laugh quietly. She loved to sing, but she’d sing silently. Talia moved in the shadows but she shone like the sun, and one look at the sparkle in her eyes said it all.

With three years between us, Talia and I didn’t always get along, or have much in common. And yes, more than once I shot off some comment about my “annoying little sister.” She tried to tag along on outings, far behind me on her bike and pedaling furiously to keep up with her big brother.

For several years I just laughed at her when she finally arrived, breathing heavily and all red in the face.

And then one year, I stopped laughing. I saw the effort it took her to get there. I saw the exhaustion that flickered across her face when she thought no one was looking. I saw my sister.

Making Up for Lost Time

Things between us got better after that. We started making playdates to go to the movies or the street fair. We started playing all sorts of video games together, with Talia beating me fairly often on a few of them.

Up until that point we’d never tried to do the one thing she wanted most. Believe it or not, it was to drive a monster truck. Mom was terrified, saying, “How can Talia do that? She’s too young. It’s dangerous!”

Taking Charge

A year ago, we made it happen. Talia and I drove together, and she had a blast. We went around at a slower speed, but Talia wanted more. She wanted to feel the rush.

I gave her the wheel, watching carefully for a sign that I needed to step in, but she was fantastic. She took us around the field, up and over small bumps, before heading for the one called Big Bad Granddaddy.

We went flying over that mound and she squealed, finally releasing a noise fit for her inner Talia. I’ll never forget the look on her face when we came to a stop. Her hair was wild around her face and her eyes were burning bright. I’d never been more proud of my sister than I was at that moment.

Talia, next year I’m going to beat the Super Bad Granddaddy, and I know you’ll be right there with me. We all miss you.

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21+ Best Funeral Poems For Sister

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We have assembled a collection of 21+ best funeral poems for a beloved sister to help you celebrate her life and her enduring love.

At the end of our post, we have a link to our Pinterest boards where you can easily find images with your favourite funeral quotes that we have created for you.

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This first poem is a beautiful reflection on the how truly special it is to have a sister.  It captures the special bond that you shared with your sister.

The Importance of a Sister

By Shiva Sharma

A sister is someone who loves you from the heart,
No matter how much you argue you cannot be drawn apart.
She is a joy that cannot be taken away,
Once she enters your life, she is there to stay.

A friend who helps you through difficult times,
Her comforting words are worth much more than dimes.
A partner who fills your life with laughs and smile,
These memories last for miles and miles.

When she is by your side, the world is filled with life,
When she is not around, your days are full of strife.
A sister is a blessing, who fills your heart with love,
She flies with you in life with the beauty of a dove.

A companion to whom you can express your feelings,
She doesn’t let you get bored at family dealings.
Whether you are having your ups or downs,
She always helps you with a smile and never frowns.

With a sister you cannot have a grudge,
She is as sweet as chocolate and as smooth as fudge.
Having a sister is not just a trend,
It is knowing you can always turn to her, your best friend.

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We love this next funeral poem.  While it was originally written for a mom, we modified it for a sister who is now an angel in disguise, always protecting us.

I Never Saw Your Wings (Modified)

By an Unknown Author

How is it that I never saw your wings
when you were here with me?
When you closed your eyes and soared
to the Heavens I could hear the
faint flutter of you wings as you left.
Your body no longer on this side
Your spirit here eternally I see your halo shine.
I close my eyes and see the multi-coloured wings
surround me in my saddest moments and my happiest times.
Sister my angel God has given you your assignment
always my sister forever my angel.
You fly into my dreams and when I am asleep
I feel your wings brush against my face wiping away
the tears I shed since I can no longer hold
you in my arms but in my heart.
You earned those wings dear sister
and you will always be my angel eternal.

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This poem reflects the unconditional love and special relationship you had with your sister since childhood.  The words are a perfect way to thank your sister for her friendship and love.

This would be an appropriate poem to read at a funeral or memorial service, and even a celebration of life ceremony.

To My Sister…

By Allison Chambers Coxsey

I’m blessed to call you sister,
I also call you friend;
You’ve loved me unconditionally,
And stood through thick and thin.

You’ve shared my joys and sorrows,
My laughter and my tears.
You’ve been my inspiration,
As we grew up through the years.

When we were little children
We laughed and played together;
Then growing up you stood by me,
Through good and stormy weather.

There’s something God has given us,
That’s more than family;
He’s placed a love for you, my Sister,
Deep down in the heart of me.

Funeral Poems for a Sister

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This touching and uplifting poem provides comfort to guests attending a funeral, memorial service, or celebration of life.  It reflects on the beautiful life of your sister and expresses gratitude that she has “found peace at the end of the day.”

The Final Flight

Unknown Author

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free,
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I’ve found that peace at the end of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah, yes, these things too I will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life’s been full, I savoured much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.

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This heart-wrenching funeral poem reflects on the deep sorrow that comes from losing a beloved sister.  While she is gone, she will never be forgotten.

Lose You

By Adriana

Never thought I’d lose you,
But here I am,
Standing alone,
Without you by my side,
We’re sisters for life,
We promised,
But now you’re gone,
I don’t know what to do,
Without you,
I’m going crazy,
I’m trying to hold on,
To keep strong,
But it just doesn’t feel right,
I’m waiting here,
My arms wide open,
Tears running down my face,
Ready for your return,
Even if it takes forever,
My sister…

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We absolutely love this next poem for remembering a beloved sister.  This poem eloquently conveys what our loved ones who have passed away would want us to know: grieve for me, but do not be consumed by grief; instead, focus on the love and joy I brought into your life.

This touching funeral poem is suitable for a traditional funeral service, memorial service, or celebration of life service.  It would be a beautiful tribute to a sister who died.

Miss Me But Let Me Go

Unknown Author

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free!

Miss me a little – but not for long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me, but let me go.

For this journey that we all must take
And each must go alone;
It’s all a part of the Master’s plan
A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss me, but let me go.

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This next funeral poem for sister provides comfort in knowing that even though she is no longer with us, she can still be seen in the sunset or night sky, if you take the time to look for her.

From Me

By Anna Williams

If you see a sunset, it’s me, smiling
from behind it.
If I go away far, and you see a star
if you find it, I’m inside it.
You can fold it, and hold it forever,
if you hide it.
If our words and worlds sever
if ever I lose you.
If two thousand light-years or seven
confuse you;
Remember me.  Here and in Heaven
I’ll see you.
I’ll be beguiling my filing, still smiling
to see you.
When mountains, magenta and moulded
turn red,
like you said,
You’ll find the feeling you folded
not dead.
You’ll steal the swirling sky, turning
with me.
You won’t be bounded, but burning
and free.

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“Weep Not For Me” reassures us that a beloved sister is at peace, and encourages us to dwell on her beautiful life, not on how she died.  This funeral poem for sister is appropriate for all types of service, from a traditional and religious funeral, to a less formal celebration of life gathering.

Weep Not For Me

Unknown Author

Weep not for me though I have gone
Into that gentle night
Grieve if you will, but not for long
Upon my soul’s sweet flight

I am at peace, my soul’s at rest
There is no need for tears
For with your love I was so blessed
For all those many years

There is no pain, I suffer not
The fear is now all gone
Put now these things out of your thoughts
In your memory I live on

Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife
Please do not dwell upon my death
But celebrate my life

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When looking for a poem to read in memory of a sister, you should consider the following famous funeral poem written by Mary Elizabeth Frye in the 1930’s.  It is a beautiful tribute to a sister who died, but who shall always be with you.

Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep

By Mary Elizabeth Frye

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.

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If your sister suffered from an illness that left her in pain before her passing, this beautiful poem offers comfort by reminding family and friends that she is no longer in any pain and is in God’s beautiful garden.  The author’s eloquent words evoke a beautiful picture of what heaven would be like, and is wonderful way of remembering a sister.

God’s Garden

By Melissa Shreve

God looked around his garden and found an empty place
He then looked down upon the Earth and saw your tired face
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest
With the help of his angels they flew you to your heavenly place

Gods garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best
He knew you were suffering, he knew you were in pain
He knew that you would never get well on Earth again

He saw the road was getting rough and the hills too hard to climb
He closed your weary eyelids and whispered “Peace be Thine”
It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn’t go alone
For part of us went with you the day God called you home.

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When you have lost a beloved sister, there isn’t a day that goes by when you don’t think: “I miss my sister.  I wish she was still here.”  This next poem is written in the voice of the person who has passed, and reminds us that our sister would want us to remember her with happiness, love and joy.

This inspirational poem would be perfect for a sister’s celebration of life or memorial service.

After Glow

Unknown Author

I’d like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an after glow
of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when life is done

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Remembering my sister will sometimes make me smile, and other times make me cry.  This touching poem uses powerful imagery to reflect the mixed emotions that we feel when we are grieving.

I Know Not Why

By Morris Rosenfeld

I lift mine eyes against the sky,
The clouds are weeping, so am I;
I lift mine eyes again on high,
The sun is smiling, so am I.
Why do I smile? Why do I weep?
I do not know; it lies too deep.

I hear the winds of autumn sigh,
They break my heart, they make me cry;
I hear the birds of lovely spring,
My hopes revive, I help them sing.
Why do I sing? Why do I cry?
It lies so deep, I know not why.

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We should remind ourselves that our dear sister is destined for heaven.  Life is just a temporary stopping place on the way to eternity.  This comforting poem is perfect for a religious funeral or memorial service for a sister.

Poem of Life

By an Unknown Author

Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what’s to be,
A resting place along the road,
to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
but never meant to stay…
Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know.
For some the journey’s quicker,
For some the journey’s slow.
And when the journey finally ends,
We’ll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the Lord.

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This next funeral poem is a beautiful tribute to a sister that died.  It reminds us to focus on the incredible and beautiful life of a sister instead of focusing on the pain of her loss.

She is Gone

By David Harkins

You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her and only that she’s gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
or you can do what she’d want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

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If your sister was also a wife, mother, and grandmother, this next funeral poem is taylor-made for her.  It beautifully captures how thankful we all are for her love and her legacy.

Legacy of Love

Unknown Author

A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.

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This next funeral poem offers comfort to those that lost a sister to a long illness. She is now at peace, free from suffering and sickness.  We look forward to being reunited with her in heaven one day.

Sleep, My Sister

By T. Hutchinson

I wish you sweet sleep, my sister dear.
Although there’s so much that you’ve left bare
I hate that you had to endure such pain
On my mind, your saddened eyes have left a stain.

I want to know what crossed your mind
Unspoken words you’ve left behind
Undone things we’ll never do
No sharing thoughts you never knew.

A peace has fallen upon your head
A taste of sorrow we have been fed
It really is like a hole in our lives
One swiftly dug but carved out by knives.

But I have hope that those sleeping will rise
The Bible says that God will open their eyes.
No suffering, sickness, yes not even pain,
Those who did good, eternal life they’ll gain.

So… sleep on my sister, sleep tight
For now with you the sky is night.
But after night will come daybreak
Therefore I will wait hoping to see you awake.

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This heartfelt poem captures the deep grief of pain and emptiness we feel after the loss of a sister.  Life will never be the same without her.

If Only You Could Have Stayed

By Catherine Lamberton

Constantly thinking,
never to be the same,
the tears fall quickly
just hearing your name.

Silence is golden
yet not anymore
silence brings thoughts
I just can’t ignore.

The nights are sleepless,
dreams out of reach.
Crying in my pillow
to you I beseech.

Surrounded by family,
I still feel alone.
My heart is so empty,
this pain I must own.

I wish I could hug you
and just see your face.
But now I have memories
to stand in your place.

Gone but not forgotten,
that’s what they say.
Of course that is true…
but if only you could of stayed.

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This funeral poem for sister describes the emotions you feel while grieving her loss, but it also ends with a promise to remember her forever.  This poem would be a wonderful way to honour your sister’s memory at a funeral or memorial service.

In Our Minds

Unknown Author

We stand motionless,
consumed in grief.
Sorrow has arrived,
with smiles thief.

We’re gathered here,
to mourn and cry.
Our questions pointing,
at the clear blue sky.

Why did you go,
why did you leave,
Life without you,
is so hard to conceive.

Our hearts are damaged,
and scarred severely.
We shall miss you,
much more than dearly.

For having you in our lives,
we’ve all been blessed.
But now the time has arrived,
for you to rest.

We promise to cherish,
our memories of you.
You shall live in our minds,
and all that we do.

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If you were lucky enough to consider your sister to be your best friend, this next poem gives tribute to that special bond.  It would be a meaningful poem to read at her funeral service, memorial service, or celebration of life ceremony.

Sister and Best Friend

Unknown Author

The moment I realized,
my sister just died.
My hands cradled my face,
and I frantically cried.

Why did this happen,
and how could this be.
She had so much to live for,
we could all clearly see.

My heart simply dropped,
and felt a sharp pain.
My tears fell instantly,
Like a severe August rain.

I was truly lucky,
to have a sister like her.
Countless others,
nod and concur.

I will miss our talks,
and her comforting voice.
And those random moments,
where we’d mutually rejoice.

Rest in peace,
Sister and best friend,
My deepest love,
to the sky I shall send.

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“Broken Chain” is a funeral poem that would be appropriate for a religious service.  This poem describes the passing of a loved one as a break in your family chain.  Although your family may feel broken after the passing of a sister, this poem reassures you that God will mend your family one day when you are all reunited in heaven.

Broken Chain

By Ron Tranmer

We little knew that morning
God was to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

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This spiritual poem provides us with comfort when mourning the loss of a beloved sister.  Although her journey on earth is over, it is only one part of her journey.

Her Journey’s Just Begun

By Ellen Brenneman

Don’t think of her as gone away
her journey’s just begun
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days or years.
Think how she must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched
for nothing loved is ever lost
and she was loved so much.

~

This next funeral poem is a beloved classic.  It mourns a sister who is no longer with us, but who will never be forgotten.  It is often read at religious funeral or memorial services.

Dear Sister in Heaven

Unknown Author

I sit here and ponder how very much
I’d like to talk with you today,
there are so many things
that we didn’t get to say.
I know how much you care for me,
and how much I care for you,
and each time I think of you,
I know you’ll miss me too.
An angel came and took you by the hand, and said
your place was ready in heaven, far above…
and you had to leave behind, all those you dearly loved.
You had so much to live for, you had so much to do…
It still seems impossible that God was taking you.
And though your life on earth is past, in Heaven it starts anew.
You’ll live for all eternity, just as God has promised you.
And though you’ve walked through Heaven’s gate,
we’re never far apart,
for every time I think of you
you’re right here, deep within my heart.

~

This next gorgeous poem was submitted to us by an Love Lives On reader and we absolutely love it. It was written in memory of his first wife who passed away from Lupus but is applicable to anyone grieving the loss of a sister.

Last Journey

By Timothy Coote

There is a train at the station
With a seat reserved just for me
I’m excited about its destination
As I’ve heard it sets you free

The trials and tribulations
The pain and stress we breathe
Don’t exist were I am going
Only happiness I believe

I hope that you will be there
To wish me on my way
It’s not a journey you can join in
It’s not your time today

There’ll be many destinations
Some are happy, some are sad
Each one a brief reminder
Of the great times that we’ve had

Many friends I know are waiting
Who took an earlier train
To greet and reassure me
That nothing has really changed

We’ll take the time together
To catch up on the past
To build a new beginning
One that will always last

One day you’ll take your journey
On the train just like me
And i promise that I’ll be there
At the station and you will see

That Life is just a journey
Enriched by those you meet
No one can take that from you
It’s always yours to keep’

But now as no seat is vacant
You will have to muddle through
Make sure you fulfill your ambitions
As you know I’ll be watching you

And if there’s an occasion
To mention who you knew
Speak kindly of that person
As one day it will be you

Now i can’t except this ending
And as it’s time for me to leave
Please make haste to the reception
To enjoy my drinks, they’re free!

~

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Tribute To Late Sister

Writing a beautiful tribute or eulogy for the death of your sister can be difficult and emotional. The love of a sister is priceless. Whether you’re doing a reading at her funeral or giving a funeral oration, a tribute to your late sister sums up the bond or relationship you shared with her.

Use these touching sample tributes to a late sister, personalize them by changing out a couple of words, or use them as inspiration to show your lasting love for your deceased sister.

Sample Tributes / Eulogies To Dead Sister

It feels like years but it has only been months,
And yet that is still too long.
I still love you the same as if you were still here with me, laughing during the good times and crying during the bad ones.
I miss being able to call you any time and spend hours talking about everything under the sun.
As children we were practically joined at the hip,
But we grew up and grew apart, as most siblings do.
We had our own set of friends and our own set of goals for our lives, but that still didn’t change the fact that we were sisters.
There was nothing that I wouldn’t do for you and nothing that you wouldn’t do for me.
I always wish you were still here with me enjoying life,
But I can understand why God would want such a beautiful angel on his side from now until eternity.
Just know that I love and miss you,
And this is the tribute to you, my big sister.
I sit here and ponder how very much
I’d like to talk with you today,
there are so many things
that we didn’t get to say.
My sister, I know how much you care for me,
and how much I care for you,
and each time I think of you,
I know you’ll miss me too.
An angel came and took you by the hand, and said
your place was ready in heaven, far above…
and you had to leave behind, all those you dearly loved.
You had so much to live for, you had so much to do…
It still seems impossible that God was taking you.
And though your life on earth is past, in Heaven it starts anew.
You’ll live for all eternity, just as God has promised you.
And though you’ve walked through Heaven’s gate,
we’re never far apart,
for every time I think of you
you’re right here, deep within my heart.
Little did we know that morning
God was to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

The moment I realized,
my sister just died.
My hands cradled my face,
and I frantically cried.

Why did this happen,
and how could this be.
She had so much to live for,
we could all clearly see.

My heart simply dropped,
and felt a sharp pain.
My tears fell instantly,
Like a severe August rain.

I was truly lucky,
to have a sister like her.
Countless others,
nod and concur.

I will miss our talks,
and her comforting voice.
And those random moments,
where we’d mutually rejoice.

Rest in peace,
Sister and best friend,
My deepest love,
to the sky I shall send.

We stand motionless,
consumed in grief.
Sorrow has arrived,
with smiles thief.

We’re gathered here,
to mourn and cry.
Our questions pointing,
at the clear blue sky.

My sister, why did you go,
why did you leave,
Life without you,
is so hard to conceive.

Our hearts are damaged,
and scarred severely.
We shall miss you,
much more than dearly.

For having you in our lives,
we’ve all been blessed.
But now the time has arrived,
for you to rest.

We promise to cherish,
our memories of you.
You shall live in our minds,
and all that we do.

I wish you sweet sleep, my sister dear.
Although there’s so much that you’ve left bare
I hate that you had to endure such pain
On my mind, your saddened eyes have left a stain.

I want to know what crossed your mind
Unspoken words you’ve left behind
Undone things we’ll never do
No sharing thoughts you never knew.

A peace has fallen upon your head
A taste of sorrow we have been fed
It really is like a hole in our lives
One swiftly dug but carved out by knives.

But I have hope that those sleeping will rise
The Bible says that God will open their eyes.
No suffering, sickness, yes not even pain,
Those who did good, eternal life they’ll gain.

So… sleep on my sister, sleep tight
For now with you the sky is night.
But after night will come daybreak
Therefore I will wait hoping to see you awake.

A sister, a wife, a mother too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a sister, wife or mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.

God looked around his garden and found an empty place
He then looked down upon the Earth and saw your tired face
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest
With the help of his angels they flew you to your heavenly place

Gods garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best
He knew you were suffering, he knew you were in pain
He knew that you would never get well on Earth again

He saw the road was getting rough and the hills too hard to climb
He closed your weary eyelids and whispered “Peace be Thine”
It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn’t go alone
For part of us went with you the day God called you home.

Never thought I’d lose you,
But here I am,
Standing alone,
Without you by my side,
We’re sisters for life,
We promised,
But now you’re gone,
I don’t know what to do,
Without you,
I’m going crazy,
I’m trying to hold on,
To keep strong,
But it just doesn’t feel right,
I’m waiting here,
My arms wide open,
Tears running down my face,
Ready for your return,
Even if it takes forever,
My sister…

I’m blessed to call you sister,
I also call you friend;
You’ve loved me unconditionally,
And stood through thick and thin.

You’ve shared my joys and sorrows,
My laughter and my tears.
You’ve been my inspiration,
As we grew up through the years.

When we were little children
We laughed and played together;
Then growing up you stood by me,
Through good and stormy weather.

There’s something God has given us,
That’s more than family;
He’s placed a love for you, my Sister,
Deep down in the heart of me.

How is it that I never saw your wings
when you were here with me?
When you closed your eyes and soared
to the Heavens I could hear the
faint flutter of you wings as you left.
Your body no longer on this side
Your spirit here eternally I see your halo shine.
I close my eyes and see the multi-coloured wings
surround me in my saddest moments and my happiest times.
Sister my angel God has given you your assignment
always my sister forever my angel.
You fly into my dreams and when I am asleep
I feel your wings brush against my face wiping away
the tears I shed since I can no longer hold
you in my arms but in my heart.
You earned those wings dear sister
and you will always be my angel eternal.
My sister, you loved me from the heart,
No matter how much we argued, we could not be drawn apart.You were a friend who helped me through difficult times,
Your comforting words were worth much more than dimes.
A partner who filled my life with laughs and smile,
These memories last for miles and miles.When you were by my side, my world was filled with life,
When you were not around, my days were full of strife.
My sister, you were a blessing, who filled my heart with love,
You flew with me in life with the beauty of a dove.You were a companion to whom I could express your feelings,
Whether I am having my ups or downs,
You always helped me with a smile and never frowns.With you, I cannot have a grudge,
You were as sweet as chocolate and as smooth as fudge.
Having a sister like you was not just a trend,
It is knowing I could always turn to you, my best friend.
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How to write a eulogy for a sister

Writing a tribute to a sister

The death of a sister is often a very sad time. Whether you’ve volunteered to write her eulogy or a family member has coerced you into it, you’ll no doubt want to write a fitting tribute to your sister that captures your fondest memories and highlights the person that she was.

If you’re keen to start writing the eulogy straight away, download a copy of our Eulogy Workbook. It includes eulogy examples for a sister.

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Eulogy expectations

Eulogies are also known as funeral speeches. They’re usually quite short – only 3 to 5 minutes if there are other people speaking about your sister besides the celebrant. If you’re the only one speaking, then you can consider extending your speech to about 10 minutes.

A 3 to 5-minute eulogy is usually around 600 to 750 words, 2 or 3 A4 pages. A longer eulogy is closer to 5 or 6 A4 pages.

Because eulogies are actually quite short, there’s no need to feel pressured to pack every aspect of your sister’s life in those few minutes. You only need to share the details that are most important to you, a few memories you’ll forever cherish, and end with a fond farewell to your sibling.

Before you start writing the eulogy, think about the people who will attend your sister’s funeral. Consider what they might like to hear about your sister’s life, things they didn’t know about her. Even if your relationship with your sister was

Set a theme for your sister’s eulogy

While it’s not necessary to set a theme for your sister’s eulogy, it can really help you choose what to say and which memories to share.

When choosing a theme, people think about what their loved one was most known for – that key characteristic that defined them as a person.

If a theme doesn’t come to mind straight away, chat to your family and her friends. Listen to their stories and memories. Ask them what they’ll remember the most about your sister. Seeing your sister from their point-of-view might help you find that theme you can base the eulogy on.

Start writing a eulogy for your sister

Write the opening

You can open the eulogy by explaining who you are and your relationship with your sister. Some people at the funeral might not know you, so it’s good to tell them upfront that you’re her sister.

You can thank people for coming, especially those who travelled a long way to be there. You can also greet people who are watching the funeral via a live streaming service.

Mention some of the key biographical details about her life. This could include:

  • where and when she was born and what was happening in the world at that time
  • where she grew up
  • who her parents were and where they lived
  • her relationship with other siblings
  • her education and career highlights
  • key relationships – partners and her children

You could include some of her favourite things from childhood – friends, music, films, movie star crushes, anything that you think helped shape her early life.

Next, think about sharing details about:

  • the things she loved doing
  • who the important people were around her – you can look beyond family and at friends, neighbours and colleagues, etc.
  • her volunteering activities
  • travel highlights and other life adventures
  • career highlights
  • special skills and talents.

If you feel like you have too much detail, filter it against the theme you set. Only include the information that fits well with your theme.

Share your memories

Next it’s time to start weaving your memories into the eulogy. You can add these to the details you shared in the opening, or include them as stand alone, separate stories.

It’s fine to include humorous stories in the eulogy. We remember the standout memories we have about people close to us because of how we felt in that moment. Humorous memories often stand out and they can break the tension people feel during a funeral. It will be well received so long as the humour isn’t mean-spirited.

Any eulogy delivered with warmth and kindness is a good eulogy.

Write your final farewell

You might find writing the final farewell to your sister to be the hardest part of writing the eulogy.

There’s no right or wrong way to write it. You can speak directly to your sister or you can speak to the people attending her funeral.

In your final farewell, you can express what your sister meant to you and how much you’ll miss her and what things will forever remind you of her.

If you get stuck writing this part, think about what your sister would say – what words of comfort would she offer you and the others attending?

Practice delivering your sister’s eulogy

To ensure you feel confident to deliver your sister’s eulogy on the day of her funeral, practice reading the eulogy aloud many times.

Time how long it takes. You might need to cut some material if you think it’s too long.

You can ask family or friends to take a look at your eulogy, but ultimately, it’s your story and your memories of your sister and her life. You don’t have to take their feedback on board.

If you’re worried about becoming too emotional to continue with the eulogy, have some strategies in mind for handling this. You can plan to:

  • pause and take deep breaths
  • have a sip of water
  • look to someone in the audience for encouragement
  • have a back-up reader to take over from you.

When printing out the eulogy, add page numbers in case the pages get mixed up. Try to keep them flat and not folded so they sit neatly on the lectern. Print it in a large font size so it’s easy to read.

By having a digital copy, you can easily share it with others after the funeral via email or social media.

We hope you feel confident to write a heartfelt eulogy that expresses how much your sister means to you.

Download our eulogy workbook

To help you write a eulogy for your sister that remembers her with love, warmth and respect, download a copy of our eulogy workbook. It includes a eulogy samples of what you could write as a tribute to your sister.

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Write a Eulogy for a Sister: 9 Steps with Examples

Eulogizing someone isn’t a mysterious gift. Public speaking—and eulogizing—both follow simple rules.

(For more help with all of the complicated tasks you might be facing after losing a loved one, check out our post-loss checklist.)

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Below, we’ve outlined tips so you can give your sister the memorial she deserves. From eulogy writing to public speaking tips, we’ve got you covered. 

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Step 1: Pick Your Eulogy Type 

There are two types of eulogies. One reads like an obituary. These are often dry, fact-oriented, and read like a detached newspaper article. They do have benefits, though. Obituary-oriented eulogies give the audience guideposts via unknown details. 

Many people couldn’t recite the date of birth or number of siblings of their twice-removed aunt. That’s where you come in. Fill in the blanks and give a rough sketch of their life. 

Since you’re eulogizing your sister, though, you can try to go deeper. It might be painful to do and may result in unwanted emotions on stage. Even if that’s true, you can try authentic. Pick guideposts in the obituary-style eulogy. 

For instance, what if she graduated from an all-girls Catholic high school? Tell the audience a funny memory about a senior prank she pulled off. What if you went on blind double dates and met your spouses? Tell the audience about it. These anecdotes will help your audience connect to what you’re saying.

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Step 2: Write It Out 

If you have public speaking experience, you know advice varies. Some people say to memorize your entire speech. Others suggest notecards. Some say that a bare-bones outline is the best idea. 

The best approach is different for everyone. Before you try anything else, though, try writing it out. Type out every single word you plan to say. You can use this version to rehearse your speech. In a best-case scenario, you’ll use the typed-out version as a guide. You can speak from the heart, of course, but use it as a map to get to the end of your eulogy. 

In a worst-case scenario, it’ll keep you on stage if you get nervous. If you can’t remember what you wanted to say next, look down at your paper. If you’re too emotional to wing the rest of your speech, read it aloud. It’s better than jumping ship. 

There’s a third convincing reason to write out your speech. Loved ones and friends may want it as a memento—you can’t give them the version memorized in your head. Being able to print out physical copies as a gift is a great thing to do. 

If you're having trouble coming up with an opening line, check out our steps on how to start a eulogy.

Step 3: Avoid Listing Character Traits 

“Maggie loved baking, drawing, poetry, and action movies. She was kind, intelligent, lighthearted, and brave.” While those are great hobbies and character traits, those are boring sentences. Why? They’re reminiscent of a grocery list. No one wants to listen to a list of qualities that could belong to anyone.

The time for lists is in your brainstorming notes. Write out a list of your sister’s best traits. Then think of anecdotes that pay homage. Showing a story is always better than telling one. 

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Step 4: Be Okay with Being Nervous

For most people, public speaking is a nightmare at the best of times. Delivering a eulogy for your sister is a painful, emotional experience. It’s natural to be nervous beforehand. Most advice for public speakers boils down to the same thing: it’s expected. 

Even the best public speakers get nervous. They cope with it through experience, rehearsal, and reframing. You can’t rack up public speaking experience on short notice, though. And chances are, you’ve already rehearsed your speech a million times. To cope with nervousness, then, try reframing. This is the act of changing the way you think about your feelings. 

Imagine the scenario. You’re about to go on stage. Your hands are sweaty and leaving marks on your notecards. Maybe everything you wanted to say feels like a blank. You might recognize these feelings as nervousness.

You don’t have to stop there, though. Think of it as excitement. Even during this tragic time, you’re excited to tell everyone how great your sister was. 

For more tips, head over to our article on how to speak confidently at a funeral.

Step 5: Don’t Be Negative

If everyone had a storybook relationship with their sister, the world would be lovely. If you had a complicated or outright difficult relationship, though, don’t despair. You can still deliver a eulogy. 

A wise approach is to not focus on the negative. For instance, what if your sister was an addict? Chances are, most people in the audience already knew that. Bringing it up on such a painful day might not do anyone any good.

If you can, focus on the positive instead. Was she creative? Did she love little kids? Did she volunteer sometimes? Even if it feels difficult, try to find some positive traits to center your eulogy around. If you can’t, or if your relationship was too complicated, pass the eulogy baton to someone else. 

Step 6: Give Your Memories a Theme

Tie your memories together under a few headings. This way, your eulogy won’t feel disjointed. If your sister was brave, share a memory about her cross-country motorcycle competition.

Then, tell us about how she moved to Europe at 18. With a theme, your eulogy will feel cohesive. 

Step 7: Don’t Rush Your Reading

Charging headlong through your speech is a good way to lose your audience’s attention. Speak slowly, and let your audience hear what you’re saying. 

Try slowing down your speech even more than you would in a casual conversation. This way, your audience can register what you’re trying to communicate. 

Step 8: Consider Your Audience

Who are you speaking to? If the people at the funeral are very strict, an anecdote about a crazy night with your sister might not go over well. Being true to the deceased and their personality is essential. 

Their loved ones and those at the funeral are equally so. Try to cater to your audience whenever possible. That way, you don’t run the risk of offending anyone. 

Step 9: Focus on You

One of the biggest pitfalls of a standard eulogy is overgeneralization. Making blanket statements to talk about how much your sister meant ‘to everyone’ might not have a huge impact. 

What did she mean to you? A eulogy is a celebration of your relationship with your sister. It’s nothing more, nothing less. With that in mind, don’t try to speak for the audience. Only speak for you. 

Short Example Eulogies for a Sister

Many people have written touching, heartfelt eulogies. There’s no mysterious secret, though. They wrote from the heart and followed a simple template. Take a look at the examples below. These sample eulogy excerpts may be what you need to brainstorm your own. 

“Hello. Thank you to everyone who is gathered here tonight. I appreciate everyone showing up to memorialize my sister, Maggie. My name is May, and I am her younger sister. Maggie would have loved to see so many loved ones together to celebrate her life. She loved family gatherings and always hosted as many as she could fit into a year. At each one, she’d throw herself into making homemade decor and trying out new recipes. No matter how much work it took, Maggie loved hosting. For Maggie, she was happiest when her family was around her…” 

“My sister, Samantha, was the most talkative person I knew. No matter how quiet someone was, she could bring them into the conversation. She knew an icebreaker for every situation and could talk nonstop. That was why she was the better public speaker! Samantha didn’t just talk, though. She always looked out for lonely or awkward people to include. As her little sister, she never forgot me, either. Whether she invited me to a party or brought me along with her group of friends, Samantha helped me fit in effortlessly. She never made a big deal out of including me or anyone else… “

“With a large age gap between us, I wasn’t close to Halley as a kid. She was well into elementary school when I started kindergarten. I always looked up to her, because she knew so much more. At least, she seemed to! I didn’t realize how much Halley meant in my life until she moved away to college. When she did, my life seemed much emptier. In a few years, I ended up going to the same college as her. While there, we connected more than we ever had before. Even with that age gap, and years of arguments behind us, we became close sisters. One of my favorite memories is the prank she helped me with during my senior year… “

Your Eulogy Matters

Writing a eulogy for your sister may be one of the most painful experiences in your life. But your pain—and effort to deliver the eulogy—matters. It’s a gift to your sister and your family. By commemorating your relationship, you can keep her legacy alive for others.

Have you considered how you want to remember your sister after her funeral? You can get creative, even turning her ashes into memorial diamonds or creating a custom urn shaped like her favorite items.

Sours: https://www.joincake.com/blog/eulogy-for-sister/
Aquino sister Ballsy delivers eulogy for brother Noynoy

Funeral poems for a sister

Sisters sitting by a lake in front of a mountain

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It might be difficult to put into words what you’re feeling after a sister has died. We’ve collected some of our favourite funeral poems here so that you can find inspiration, or use them in a funeral reading for your sister.

Goblin Market by Cristina Rossetti

This passage taken from Cristina Rossetti’s narrative poem really sums up the joy of having a sister. The poem itself is very long, but this particular extract would make a touching funeral verse for you to use.

For there is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather;
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down,
To strengthen whilst one stands

To My Sister… By Allison Chambers Coxsey

This beautiful piece is written as though spoken directly to your loved one. If you chose to use this in a memorial verse for your sister, it could be a powerful way of communicating your emotions as though you were speaking to her.

While the poem does have particular religious imagery, that doesn’t mean it isn’t usable for someone of a different faith or no faith at all. For the non-religious reader, small amendments would make this just as applicable as a non-denominational funeral poem for your sister.

I’m blessed to call you sister,
I also call you friend;
You’ve loved me unconditionally,
And stood through thick and thin.

You’ve shared my joys and sorrows,
My laughter and my tears.
You’ve been my inspiration,
As we grew up through the years.

When we were little children
We laughed and played together;
Then growing up you stood by me,
Through good and stormy weather.

There’s something God has given us,
That’s more than family;
He’s placed a love for you, my Sister,
Deep down in the heart of me.

Beyond The Empty Chair

A short poem that acknowledges the pain of experiencing a bereavement but also provides a bright view on the memory of a loved one. If you chose this for your sister’s memorial poem, it might help people remember the good times shared with them.

Look beyond the empty chair
To know a life well spent
Look beyond the solitude
To days of true content
Cherish in your broken heart
Each moment gladly shared
And feel the touch of memory
Beyond the empty chair

The Importance of a Sister by Shiva Sharma

This poem celebrates the life you had with your sister. It could be a nice addition to a memorial verse which helps focus on what the relationship you had with your sister was truly about.

A sister is someone who loves you from the heart,
No matter how much you argue you cannot be drawn apart.
She is a joy that cannot be taken away,
Once she enters your life, she is there to stay.

A friend who helps you through difficult times,
Her comforting words are worth much more than dimes.
A partner who fills your life with laughs and smile,
These memories last for miles and miles.

When she is by your side, the world is filled with life,
When she is not around, your days are full of strife.
A sister is a blessing, who fills your heart with love,
She flies with you in life with the beauty of a dove.

A companion to whom you can express your feelings,
She doesn’t let you get bored at family dealings.
Whether you are having your ups or downs,
She always helps you with a smile and never frowns.

With a sister you cannot have a grudge,
She is as sweet as chocolate and as smooth as fudge.
Having a sister is not just a trend,
It is knowing you can always turn to her, your best friend.

After Glow by Helen Lowrie Marshall

This short funeral poem for a sister is written from the perspective of the person who has died. It might be nice to read this as though it’s your loved one is speaking to the congregation, reminding them of good times to cherish.

I’d like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an after glow
of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when life is done

Lose You by Adriana

An emotionally charged poem that captures the powerful feelings that come with losing a sibling. Including this as your sister’s memorial poem could help with communicating the volume of grief you’re feeling.

Never thought I’d lose you,
But here I am,
Standing alone,
Without you by my side,
We’re sisters for life,
We promised,
But now you’re gone,
I don’t know what to do,
Without you,
I’m going crazy,
I’m trying to hold on,
To keep strong,
But it just doesn’t feel right,
I’m waiting here,
My arms wide open,
Tears running down my face,
Ready for your return,
Even if it takes forever,
My sister…

Shorter writings

Here are two shorter quotes that you might want to include in your sister’s eulogy. As with the poetry above, they’re thoughts you can use to inspire your own writing. If they are already in line with how you felt about your sister, you could use them as they are.

“What are sisters for if not to point out the things the rest of the world is too polite to mention.”

“A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.”

For more funeral verses and inspiration for your loved one’s service, browse our collection of funeral poems.

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Writing a beautiful eulogy or tribute for the loss of your sister can be difficult and emotional. Tap into your emotions and choose a fitting quote to start your speech. Loss of a sister quotes by Michele Meleen and sister sayings can inspire a speech you write or add a personal touch to a free sample eulogy speech.

Missing Your Sister Quotes

One approach for a eulogy is to write it as if speaking directly to your sister or directly about her. Let her know how much you miss her already and how much you always will.

  • How can I be a sister without her?
  • Missing my sister in Heaven, but she fits in better there.
  • Without my sister, my life will be like a book without page numbers. The story will go on, but it might feel out of order.
  • I miss her, my sister, her spirit dulled to a whisper.
  • My sister was the gift I never asked for, but always wanted.
  • Every time I see two sisters, I smile then I cry. I once had that kind of love, but now it's hard to find.
  • A lost sister is like the missing piece in the game of life.
  • When she was alive, I didn't always miss my sister - now I can't stop missing her.
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R.I.P Sister Quotes

Send hopeful and inspiring wishes for your sister to rest in peace with an R.I.P sister quote.

  • Sisterhood transcends life.
  • Angels are sisters who've moved far away.
  • Death wears a hood just as sisters do and it can never be removed.
  • A little bit of my sister will always live in me.
  • Rest in peace big sister, you've given me all I need.
  • I hope my sister feels at peace just like she always made me feel.
  • Like Sleeping Beauty my sister rests until the day our fates align.
  • My sister lifted me up all my life, now it's my turn to lift her.
  • She couldn't rest in peace on earth with a sister like me, so she found a private space where she can have both.

In Memory of My Sister Quotes

Whether you're doing a reading at her funeral or giving a moving tribute to your sister, a quote in memory of her shows your lasting love.

  • A sister makes your life complete no matter where she is.
  • I may not have my sister here, but we will always have each other.
  • My sister was the X marking the spot of my treasured heart, now it will be lost to all.
  • Spirit to spirit and heart to heart, sisters forever together and apart.
  • The way I look at our childhood photos is the way my sister looks upon my life today.
  • The day we became sisters, you were imprinted on my brain and can never truly go away.
  • Memories fade over time, but my sister isn't a memory she's a part of me.
  • Sisterhood is tried and true, remember me and I'll remember you.

Sister Death Anniversary Quotes

Mark the anniversary of your sister's death at a memorial service with a fitting quote.

  • Losing a sister is like losing your keys - you always find them in unexpected places if you look hard enough.
  • The years I had with my sister will always be more memorable than the years she's been gone.
  • Anniversaries take place only once each year, but I think of my sister each day.
  • The day you were born, I became a sister. The day you died, you became my guardian angel.
  • Days, weeks, and months have passed, but my memories of my sister stand still.

More Sister Quotes and Sayings for Eulogies

There are so many quotes you can use for a sister's eulogy if you know where to look. Search for a line or two that captures exactly what your sister means to you.

Sum Up Your Sister Bond

A quote about the loss of a sister sums up the bond or relationship you shared with her. Use these quotes as is, personalize them by changing out a couple of words, or use them as inspiration to create your own sister death quote.

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