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The Last Farewell funeral reading

By Published On: April 15, 2021Categories: Funeral Readings
This entry is part 16 of 51 in the series Funeral Readings

Here’s the next in my series of funeral readings you might like to consider for your loved one’s funeral or memorial ceremony. Some are sad, some are uplifting, some are comforting; there’s something for everyone here.

Readings are absolutely not a compulsory part of a funeral or memorial ceremony. Sometimes family members or friends desperately want to speak at their loved one’s funeral, but they haven’t got the wherewithal to write something themselves. Readings are a perfect stand-in: your emotions and feelings right there on the page ready for you to contribute.

Remember readings can be adapted – if your favourite reading is written for him, you can change it to her! If it’s written for Mum, you can change it to Dad or Grandma or Grandpa, whatever fits for you. Take out lines that don’t fit your circumstances. I just make sure to introduce such a reading as an adaptation.

The Last Farewell, author unknown

Dear friends I go, but do not weep;
I’ve lived my life, so full and deep.
Throughout my life, I gave my best,
I earned my keep, I’ve earned my rest.

I never tried to be great or grand,
I tried to be a helping hand.
If I helped in a team, if I helped on my own,
it was more than repaid
by good family and friends I have known;
and if I went the extra mile,
I did it with pleasure – it was all worthwhile.

If I brightened your path, then let it be
a small contribution from my loved ones and me;
now sadly I leave you and travel alone
through a mystic veil to the great unknown,
with such beautiful memories
that will forever be
the way that I hope you’ll remember me.

 

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