When a friend that is special to us dies, it can be difficult to continue living life. Things that were special to you may begin to seem pointless when you don’t have that special friend to share it with. All of the things that you did together are reminders of the loss that you have suffered.
Do yourself a favor and take the time to mourn the loss of your friend. As you go through the five stages of grief; denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance, memories of the good times you spent together with your late friend may bring a smile to your face instead of a painful grimace.
Feel free to use any of the eulogies below to pay your late friend a tribute.
Sample Tributes to a Late Friend
It’s time for you to go.
Your friendship was a blessing,
And I will miss you so.
We shared so many secrets.
You brightened up my days.
You brought me so much happiness
With your kind and loving ways.
You lifted up my spirits
When I was feeling blue.
No matter what was happening,
You knew just what to do.
We ran between the raindrops
And walked beneath the sun,
Ran barefoot in the summertime,
And oh, we had such fun.
Through all the ups and downs of life
The good times and the sad,
From high school days to golden years,
The best friend I ever had.
God is here to take you home.
Now you and I must part.
I love you, and forever
You will live within my heart.
But you know what they say,
God only takes the best.
Everything happens for a reason,
Even if we may not agree.
Just promise to look after us,
And if you can,
Save a spot up there for me.
The thought of never seeing you again brings tears to my eyes,
And even more so,
Because all of this was such a surprise.
But we should never question what God has planned,
Sometimes it’s not meant for us to understand.
So as we sit here and mourn the loss of a beloved friend,
We have to keep telling ourselves that we will meet again.
And the measure of its worth
And every single life you touched
While you were on this earth.
We wish to pay our last respects.
That’s why we all are here,
To thank you for your friendship
And all the memories we hold dear.
It’s been a privilege to have known you.
We were family, not just friends,
And we will carry you in spirit
Until we meet up once again.
For always being there.
Even when you were bedridden,
You always seemed to care.You meant so much to all of us;
You were special and that’s no lie.
You brightened up the darkest day
And even the greyest sky.
Many tears I have seen and cried.
They have all poured out like rain.
I know that you are happy now
‘Cause you’re no longer in pain.
Four years on, I remember you
And what you used to say.
You made each of us smile
And live to the fullest each day.
They say in time it gets easier.
I believe this isn’t true
Because even after all this time,
I still don’t have a clue.
I was not ready to say goodbye.
Your disease just over took,
So on this day we remember you.
I take a second look.
Our friendship is forever.
Until death, did we part.
Although you’re away physically,
You’re always in my heart.
and watch the days go by.
I look at all the pictures
and ask, why did you have to die?You’ve always been there for me,
because you were my best friend,
and I was always there for you
until the very end.
But now it’s time to let you go.
Your spirit now is free,
even though you won’t really be gone,
because you’ll live inside of me.
So when we have to leave you
at your resting place,
I will always remember
your smiling, beautiful face.
This is hardly a goodbye,
so I won’t weep anymore,
because now you’re in better place
than you ever were before.
Even though I will miss you,
and I’ll think about you every day,
you’ll always be my best friend,
and that’s all I have to say.
You were all smiles, always happy.
This I must say is the saddest birthday yet
Because I still haven’t learned to forget.Here I am, sitting all alone,
Not knowing what to do or what to say,
Calling every day, hoping you’ll pick your phone
Because I can’t believe you left this way.
You were a damsel, an angel, a shining light,
A sun at noon and a star at night,
A mirror of beauty, a golden ray,
And again, here comes your birthday.
Here is to wishing you a happy birthday, dear.
I wish and hope that you will hear
My heart is aching from trying to comprehend
How a being so sweet can have a tragic end.
I hope at least you’ll get a birthday card.
Knowing you’re gone still makes me sad.
Again, happy birthday to a darling friend.
I’ll love you forever till the world’s end.
I’ll really like a sign from God
So that I’ll know you can see this word for word,
So please consider this my special way
Of wishing you a happy, happy posthumous birthday.
I miss your laugh.
I miss you
and that happiness you always had.
One day your smile had faded away,
I still remember how I felt that day.
Your warmth and comfort that was always near,
Your life and joy seamed to disappear.
You took your last breath
To end your suffering,
If I said it hadn’t affected me,
I’d just be bluffing.
If I could change everything,
You know I would.
I would change it for you.
I know I should,
But what if the sadness I had infected everyone else?
What if like a disease it spread all about?
Maybe I wouldn’t do it.
It would just be greedy.
I’m sorry if I sound so desperate and needy,.
You have to see this is hard for me to get through.
When every friend I had had was you.
You left me!
You forgot me!
Take me with you!
They say you’re in a better place
And someday I’ll be there too.
I guess I’ll wait for that someday.
I can’t do this to someone else,
Put them through the pain
That truly doesn’t have any gain,
No matter what they say.
I want to scream,
I want to cry,
I have gotten to low points,
Where I just want to die.
But the sad tears are gone,
Now that the damage is done,
And all I can do is smile,
I can remember all of the fun,
The fun we had when it was just you and me.
I cry, but they’re happy tears
When I’m looking back on all of our memories.
That it can not be summarized in words you simply can write
A pain that touches your toes and up to the top of the ceiling
You can’t eat, you can’t sleep, that is the pain that I am feeling
But my father raised a boy that can stand on his own
But these different circumstances has got me feeling alone
All the doctors and the nurses say you’re dead and you’re gone
But it still feels like I could talk to you if I picked up the phone
You can’t fix a broken window you just replace the pane.
But there is no pain great enough to replace your face
With my eyes matted shut from the tears that I slept on
I thank God for the pictures and your voice on my cell phone.
But please, while you are awed in the mist of the Lord
Don’t forget all your friends and time spent on this world.
I will never have a friend like you ever again.
My heart is a vault now, I’m scared to let people in.
No matter how many oceans or rivers I cry
My heart will never let you go, I’ll never say good bye.
A lot of my hours are now spent in the place where you lay
As I sit crying, wondering, who would you be today.
But I miss looking at your face
You were so young to die
Every night I sit and cry
Wondering why does it have to be this way
It hurts so much because there’s nothing I can do or say
That can make you come back to me
There is one thing that’s plain to see
That one day we will be together again
And now until then you will always remain my best friend
I’ve learned to live for each day
And take it as a blessing,
Knowing it may not always be this way.Since the loss of you,
I’ve learned that when everything goes wrong
To never give up on what is right
Because it can only make you strong.
Since the loss of you,
I’ve learned that even when you’re in a lot of pain
You’ve got to hold yourself together
So you won’t feel like you’re going insane.
Since the loss of you,
I’ve learned how to hold the tears when I want to cry
Because all I have is memories
And just want to ask God why.
But mostly, since the loss of you,
I’ve learned a life can be taken in the blink of an eye
And only Heaven really knows when
That person will have to say “Goodbye.”