Eulogy Poem for Mother

by Sharon Catley
(Canada)

A rainbow of hope

A rainbow of hope

The funeral or eulogy poem below was written by Canadian poet Sharon Catley to honor her mother Alberta Stoley.


She kindly sent it with the thought that others may like to use it. If you do please acknowledge her as its writer.



Journey's End


REST YOUR HEAD, MY WEARY TRAVELLER

THIS EARTHLY JOURNEY IS AT END

SAY GOODBYE TO THOSE WHO’LL MOURN YOU

AQUAINTANCE, FAMILY, FRIEND


STEADFAST WIFE AND NOBLE MOTHER

ALL YOUR DUTIES ARE COMPLETE

YOUR REWARD A NEW ADVENTURE

TAKE THIS GIFT AND BE AT PEACE


LEAVE BEHIND THE TEARS OF LOVED ONES

LAY YOUR HEAVY BURDEN DOWN

CAST ASIDE YOUR WORN OUT BODY

PAIN AND SUFFERING NOW BEGONE


JUST AHEAD SOMEONE IS WAITING

WHO HAS PASSED THROUGH HEAVEN’S DOOR

ANTICIPATING YOUR ARRIVAL

A CELEBRATION IS IN STORE


PREPARE TO STEP BEYOND THE CURTAIN

SEPARATING LIFE FROM DEATH

ANSWERS TO ALL OF LIFE’S MYSTERIES

THIS AND MORE YOU SHALL POSSESS


THOUGHTS OF YOU WILL BRING US COMFORT

YOU’RE IN OUR HEARTS, YOU ARE NOT GONE

AND IN OUR TIME WE’LL COME TO JOIN YOU

ONE LAST FAREWELL AND JOURNEY ON



Would you like to read more of Sharon's poems? The link will take you to her poem site.


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Permission to use your poem..
by: paul

Hi,
My mother passed way this week on 20.6.2017. Her funeral is next Tuesday 27th of this month. May I use your poem please at her funeral?
Thank you,
Paul

Hi Paul,
Please go ahead. The poem is here for people to use.
Go well,
Susan

Permission to use poem
by: Kathy

Oh, such a beautiful poem! My mother passed yesterday and I would very much love to use your beautiful poem. Words are so hard for me.

Hi Kathy,
Please go right ahead and use the poem.
As I've said before in response to similar requests, that's exactly what the person who wrote the poem wanted.
I'm glad you've found it and that it will help you express what you want to say about your Mother.
Kind regards,
Susan

by Glenn
by: Anonymous

After searching for the right words to use for my mother's eulogy, I came across your beautiful poem. With your permission I would love to recite it at her funeral. Thank you, Glenn.

Hi Glenn,
Please go right ahead and use the poem.
Kind regards,
Susan

Permission to use
by: Alan

This has to be one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read, and if you will allow it I would like to read as part of my eulogy at my mothers funeral.

Hi Alan,
Susan here. Please see my comments in response to similar requests. You are most welcome to use the poem.
Kind regards,
Susan

So perfect
by: Vickie Smith

My mother passed 2 days ago. She was 1 month shy of 92. Thank you for permission to use your poem. I will it use it at the end of her obituary. So beautiful. Thank you.



Thankyou
by: Ashley

When I clicked the link and it brought me to this poem, I said to myself this is perfect. I immediately got teary eyed as soon as I started reading it. As I continued to read, all I could think about was my grandmother passing a few days ago and I knew that I had to get permission to use this poem because it describes everything as to how I feel right now. I would love to use this poem as the eulogy at my grandmother's funeral. Please, and thank you so much.

Hi Ashley,
It's Susan here, the person who runs this website. I'm sure Sharon, the person who wrote this poem, would be very happy for you to use it. Please go ahead with our blessing (hers and mine),
Kind regards,
Susan

To Anonymous
by: Sharon Catley

Yes! Please use any portion with my blessing.

May I?
by: Anonymous

Can I use some of your lines for my eulogy essay?
It would be a great help thanks.

Note from Susan
Please go ahead. I'm sure Sharon Catley, the poet who wrote it, would be happy for you to use her work.
Kind regards,
Susan

Journey's End
by: Bob R.

A heartfelt rendering poem. My dearly departed will love this read on her eulogy.

So beautiful
by: Susanne

So beautifully written. Thank you for sharing.

Journey's End
by: Marie Alderman

Thank you for this lovely Poem. With your permission I will be reading it at my Aunt's Funeral. I find the words express what I think, will be appropriate for all.
Sincerely,
Marie Alderman from Nova Scotia

Note from Susan
Marie I'm sure Sharon, the poet, would be delighted if you used her poem. Please go ahead. I hope it all goes well for you.
Kind regards,
Susan

Sharon's poem
by: Anonymous

Thank you. This poem has really helped.

Thank you
by: Ann

Thank you so much for publishing this eulogy poem. I had been searching for the perfect words to say and finally find this the night before the funeral. I read it at my mother's funeral yesterday. It perfectly encapsulated the things I had said to my mother as she lay dying. Many of the people who attended the service said how moved they were by it.

Perfect poem for my Mum
by: Christine Brennan

Thank you for this lovely thoughtful and meaningful poem. It was just a perfect way of saying farewell to my Mum who had ended her days as a very disabled and lonely lady. She missed my Dad so much and just wanted to be with him in heaven. Once again thank you .

Thanks for Inspiration
by: PSO

Sharon Catley many thanks for your inspirational Poem, which gave me insights to write up my cousin sister's eulogy who passed in on 2015 Christmas eve. I wish to include your Poem at her funeral Mass on 29/12/2015 with acknowledgement.

Journey's end
by: Sharon

What a wonderful poem, it encompasses a mother's life, her triumphs and turmoils and the reward awaiting her in the next chapter of her journey.
Thank you

Thank you for using my poem
by: Sharon Catley

Your comments are all so kind and my Mother would be proud that you liked the poem I wrote for her. I read it to her while she was in hospice and with tears in her eyes she said that no-one had ever written her a poem before. If anyone needs to use it for a friend I suggest changing the line "Steadfast wife and noble Mother" to "Steadfast friend and Noble spirit" or for a father "Steadfast husband, Noble Father" These are just suggestions and please feel free to change it in any way that it may better suit the occasion - I will not mind. Once again Thank you

Beautiful Poem
by: Nancy

Thank you for a beautiful poem about mothers.

Great
by: Anonymous

A beautiful poem straight to the point

Journey's End
by: Veronica

A very fitting end to my mother's eulogy. It sounded like it had been written for her. So beautiful. Thank you so much.

Journey's End
by: Rose

Your poem expresses all the feelings that we have for our mother. Thank you and God bless you.

Journey's End
by: Ann

A childhood friend has just asked me to do the eulogy for her mother. Your poem "Journey's End" is the perfect closing for my eulogy. I'll certainly give you credit. Thank you so much.

Splendid
by: obinna

Your write up is out of this world; well written. Keep your good work going.

Eulogy
by: Anonymous

Perfectly conveys ones feelings. Absolutely beautiful!

Beautiful
by: kkr

A very beautiful poem, thank you

eulogy
by: Beulah

This is one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read, thank you.

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