We all need help sometime in our life because no one is truly self made. It starts with the parents who give you the most help but there are many others who may notice your potential and give you the help you need to achieve success. They are the true mentors.
A mentor comes into your life and fundamentally changes the direction of your path? When a mentor passes on, you can repay their beautiful and sacred gift of mentorship by writing a heartfelt tribute in their honor?
Below are sample tributes to help you pay your last respect to your late mentor and also to inspire you to seek out mentors and to add value to others lives in all you do.
Sample Tribute / Eulogy to Late Mentor
This morning, I woke up to some terrible news. My benefactor and mentor_____who hugely shaped my view on life, work, and many other things, has passed away.I’ve never met someone as equally impressive, smart and grounded as _____.
It is not that common at this stage of our careers to have professors who shape our intellect, interest, and life in general. But my mentor did that.
While we were originally brought together for academic purposes, I soon began to learn from his views and perspectives and his wealth of knowledge. That will always be fundamental for my understanding of the world.
I hope that everyone, when such people cross their paths, never take people like my mentor for granted. I certainly never did, and never will.
“You carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”
He was a man who bound for hell its true. But God raised him up and made him new. He was called to start twelve step meetings; which would bring healing and hope too many whose lives were fleeting.
His work saved many people who were lost in their pain; including me who was hurting and insane. This man’s program literally saved my life; when I wanted to end it with a quick slit of a knife.
But now he’s gone, and many are mourning his loss; and I am devastated and feeling lost. I feel chained down to the floor afraid to move and depressed all the more. Never the less I am glad I met him, I am grateful that I was part of his recovery kin. Even now I remember the words he said, with the life he lived and the people he lead.
One of his last words I heard from him still rings true; God will not waste a single hurt that we’ve been through. I will still mourn his loss, but I will never forget. That god is watching over me; and is not finished with me yet.
He never demeans others when he easily can, He’s my HERO
A mentor that lives in Champions never dies, He’s my HERO
He that converted sorrow to laughter, He’s my HERO
He that we called and call sadness eraser, He’s my HEROWith humility again,
He gazes in the sky and Shining on us like a
FOREVER-SHINING SUN, He’s my HEROHe lives-on in Us and He never left Our Stories, He’s my HERO
Yes! his generosity never Stopped, forever,
His name remains our access to possibilities, He’s my HERO
We call him “Everyday Santa Claus”, He’s my HERO
He lights up homes and businesses, He’s my HEROHe never Dies, Yes! Never dies
He was my Boss and my Mentor, Yes! Never dies
His name is: _______________________
Yes! Never dies
for showing me the path.
Thank you for always caring
and giving it all you have.
Thank you for not running
when I needed your help,
and thank you for always caring about my health.
Thank you for always staying by my side
and giving me the courage
and the pride to do things I’ve never done before.
Thank you for giving me
something to stay alive for.
Thank you for always loving me
and adoring my talents and skills.
Thank you for always being there,
for all of the sad times and the thrills.
Thank you for always telling me
what’s wrong and what’s right,
and thank you for helping me on the path to life.
Thank you my Mentor!
We have been ignorant
Far of being smart,
With an artificial blank brain,
And a brave willing heart,
We were weak to stand alone,
To learn and achieve on our own,
To live we needed a mentor,
A guide through this chart,
It could be a father,
A passionate brother
Or a loving mother,
A famous great idol,
A wise careful teacher,
Or just an annoying sister,
A mentor could be anyone
Anyone that brings hope,
Anyone that could motivate us
Anyone that made us thus.
You were my friend, my mentor.
Yet you heard
my inward crying voice
without a word.“When the student is ready
a teacher will appear”
somehow it seems these teachers
pop up everywhere.Your words were subtle
that caused me endless
fits, and starts.There was no Hallelujah Chorus
no heraldry of trumpets din
just a presence in my life
every now and then.I never asked for help
yet somehow you saw my need
and placed within my heart
an ever growing seed.You cut the bindings loose
freed me from my tethers
drifted slowly through my life
without ruffling my feathers.
Tribute to a mentor