Often times, a sister-in-law becomes part of family and as such, when she passes on, it hits us hard. It’s a common tradition to pay tribute to a sister-in-law at memorial and funeral services. Whether through a eulogy, poem, or reading, written spoken words are a meaningful way to celebrate her life and mourn her death.
A meaningful tribute is a gift to your sister-in-law, your spouse and his/her family. Paying tribute to your sister-in-law can be a positive and cathartic way to cope with your grief. A tribute is an expression of gratitude, respect, or admiration—and it can come in many forms.
Find below, samples of tributes to a late sister-in-law. You can use as is or modify them to suit your life and relationship with your late sister-in-law.
Sample Tributes / Eulogies in Memory of Late Sister-in-law
that I don’t think of you.
I miss you so terribly.
Dying so suddenly left a hole in our hearts.
I never got to say that final good-bye
and tell you how much I loved you
and appreciated all the things you did for me.
You were a sister and a friend,
and a second mom to me.
I loved you.
Your sister-in-law, [Enter name]
deeper than the seas,
she was the best sister-in-law to me.
Loved by one and all,
far and near,
only memories that live
and might fade away I fear.
I will remember her always.
You are surely now an angel up above
Although I was just your brother-in-law,
in you this is what I saw
Will hug you in Heaven.
You left a beautiful woman (my wife, your sister)
to remind me
…so much of you.
You will never be forgotten.
but also my friend.
You are missed daily.
I never knew
how much my family and I loved you,
until you were gone.
because you were angel sent from heaven
to give lessons down in this earth
for others to learn
& keep you in our hearts.
Know that no matter what happens
YOU will always be in my heart
& always in my mind and soul.
Your sister-in-law, [Enter name]
You left us far too soon,
but you will always be in our hearts and souls.
We will live our lives to make you proud
and look forward to the time when we are together again.
We still had a lot of things we needed to do together
I wish I could call you,
just to talk and laugh with you
You were my shoulder to cry on,
my advisor, my friend,
but most of all, you were and still are My Sister(-in-law).
Not a day goes by that my husband (your brother) and I don’t think of you and expect you to come to see our family.
I miss you more each day and I Love You now and forever.
I just wish I knew exactly what happened that morning,
but it looks like I never will.
If I could talk to you, I know you would tell me why this happened.I LOVE YOU MY LITTLE SISTER-IN-LAW!
[Enter you name]
You can’t image how much I love & miss you.
There is never a day that goes by that I don’t think of you,
You were like a sister from another mother
Our sisterly bond so strong
that not even in death can it be broken.
I love you so very, very much.
Love you always,
Your sister-in-law,[Enter your name]
Extended His arms and opened Heavens Doors,
Heaven is more beautiful because my sister-in-law is there,
walking with the Angels in Jesus’ loving care.
I will always love and miss you Sis
To be the one
To help you through your darkest hours?I wish I knew
What troubled you
And gotten ridden of your demons.
But I was blind,
I could not see,
And now you’re gone forever…
Why did you leave?
A wave of grief
Relentless, merciless, and endless
Has hit us hard,
And in its might,
I’m devastated, hurt, and shattered.
You are my friend,
My intelligent, beautiful sister-in-law
We shared so much,
But I misjudged
And did not see your struggles.
If I could change
What fate arranged,
I’d do it in a heartbeat.
I never knew
That without you,
My heart would ache so badly.
Know that I will keep you close to me,
No matter where I go or where I’ll be
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.
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 sister-in-law
your smiles and chatter, the words you did say.
The coffees and catch-ups, the time that we shared,
busy lives lived close together, showed just how much we cared.If only I could turn back time,
to when our lives were sailing along just fine.
Our sisterly chats, our planned places to go,
the soft plays, parks, shops and the beach,
where did those sands of time go?
You kept saying, “Why me?”
“One day at a time” and “keep positive” was all I could say,
I think of your words every day.
I always believed you would get more time with your beautiful boys,
for more love, laugh and play, with them and their toys.
But you didn’t get that chance, and you’re not here…
Why you? Why were you taken from us so young?
How can we ever again have such fun?
I miss your bright sparkle, your humour and zest for life,
this empty void you have left behind, cuts like a knife.
We were both robbed, of precious time,
we should be sharing now, and in the years down the line.
The pleasures of watching our kids learn and grow,
Special “Auntie”, my eternal sorrow.
You had so much to live for, so much yet to do,
it still feels unreal, being here without you.
I know I have to somehow live with the pain,
of never seeing your smile or hearing your voice ever again.
My husband (your brother) is devastated.
The answers that I’ll never find, nor ever understand
I only wish you were here
so I could hug you and take you by the hand,
down to the beach with the kids for ice-cream,
to paddle in the sea and write our names in the sand.
I miss you so much, more than words can ever say,
my precious memories of you are with me every day.