He went quickly and surrounded by his family, and I was honored to be there with my family and to participate in his funeral. I stood alongside my Uncle, sister, and two cousins who did an amazing job remembering Cecil, as did his children and the rest of the family. A man who built, with his hands and his grit and his faith, an entire world. An empire that began with just two cows and a saddle.
He lived a life that was full of pride, joy, and happiness. He took pride in his career as a letter carrier for 39 years serving the United States Postal Service.
It all started in when he bravely entered the US Army. While in the Army he met my Grandma, Barb, through being pen pals while he was stationed in Italy. He often spoke favorably about his time spent in Italy.
After returning from Italy, he married my Grandma on September 11, One year later they were blessed with a baby daughter, Joanne. After many difficulties Joanne passed gracefully on January 30th, On September 14th, they gave birth to a son, Tim.
A few years after Tim was born, Annette was born on January 15th, A year later, Anne was born on June 7th, Lastly, on May 26th, their youngest daughter, Michelle, was born. His 4 grown children are living proof of his willingness to put others before himself.
There are many memories Grandpa and I have together. One of my favorite memories was after his retirement in when he began his sharpening business. I was fortunate to spend lots of time with Grandpa while he went to flea markets and farmers markets doing his sharpening.
These are memories I will always cherish, and hold close.
Anyone who knew my grandpa knows of his generosity, work ethic, humility and selflessness. He demonstrated these traits again and again through both his career with the United States Postal Service, and his part time turned full time job at Ace Hardware. Whatever Grandpa was involved in, he made sure that it was done the right way.
He never cut corners, and always made sure others were happy. He continued this even as he lay in bed in ICU. I never once heard him complain.
He never wanted to disappoint anyone, or let them down. He would find a way to make it work or happen. The support I have received from Grandpa throughout my 17 years has been truly amazing. He was always there to support and cheer me on.
One of the most recent was the grand opening for the school credit union which I have worked on all summer. Grandpa saw all of the work and dedication that I and all the others involved had put into this. Sure enough, on the night of the grand opening, Grandpa was there to support me.
In conclusion, Grandpa will be missed dearly. I hope to someday become half the man he was. People like my Grandpa are one in a million. Anyone who was around Grandpa knew of his generosity, work ethic, humility, and selflessness.Eulogy for my Grandmother (Nani) One of the hardest things a person has to do in life is write and give an eulogy on the passing away of a loved one.
Last week, my Nani left for her heavenly Last week, my Nani left for her heavenly . Jan 05, · How to Write a Eulogy for a Grandparent. In this Article: Sample Eulogies Planning a Eulogy Setting the Tone Preparing the Eulogy Community Q&A.
A eulogy is a speech about a person who has died, typically delivered at the funeral service. Several eulogies might be given from people who knew the deceased as a coworker, a classmate, a neighbor, etc%(30). Eulogies for a Grandfather pull you back in time.
Here you will be able to connect again to the man who brought you real treasures. He brought you delight with the time he gave you for things that did not seem so important at first, but now resonate with the simple pleasure of life. My grandfather, Harold Stringham, was a great man.
He was dearly loved by his wife, five children, and twelve grandchildren. Although he came from simple beginnings, Harold worked his way through college and had a long, successful career.
This is the speech I wrote for my grandfather's funeral. Writing a funeral speech is difficult work, and while I don't wish it on anyone I'm . Dec 08, · Writing To Say Good-Bye: My Eulogy For Grandpa George It certainly made the eulogy easier to write, but more than that, it was just down right amazing to me to find out that we all knew Grandpa George in exactly the same way.
He had a huge family and he loved every one of us with the same fervor. A Eulogy For My Grandfather.