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Mary's Ideas:

Have a family/group volunteer activity once a year to remember Grandmother - building for Habitat for Humanity, working in a soup kitchen, wrapping toys for tots, planting or cleaning up lots etc. Of course, volunteering should be done all year long, but this can be a special activity in memory of Grandma and can be quite meaningful.
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We also have a collection of songs to play at a funeral.
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Memorable Poetry for a Grandmother's Funeral

Find the perfect poem for remembering Grandma

On this page, we provide many poems that can be read at a grandmother's funeral or memorial service. There are many different styles, long and short, from poems to sayings and quotes. All of them are appropriate for a celebration of life for a grandmother.

A poem can also be included in the funeral program. Or, a poem or verse can be used to set a theme for the service. A single poem can be used in the eulogy, on the service folder, on place cards, on bookmarks and on thank you notes. For more ideas, download our book, Planning a Celebration of Life.

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Poetry for a Grandmother


We had a wonderful grandmother,
One who never really grew old;
Her smile was made of sunshine,
And her heart was solid gold;
Her eyes were as bright as shining stars,
And in her cheeks fair roses you see.
We had a wonderful grandmother,
And that' s the way it will always be.
But take heed, because
She's still keeping an eye on all of us,
So let's make sure
She will like what she sees.


Legacy of Love

A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you've earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we'll eternally keep


……….Who She Was

The memories of the past are vague
The hurts are forever and forgiven
What I have today is what there is forever
And those are the memories of all I have to hold on to.

In my mind I remember a face - one of beauty
One with rarely a frown
And almost always a smile

Never a harsh word - just a kind gentle smile
I hear her voice as she says kind words to all who she knew
The words were always soft
And they were who she was
I will forever hear her say “Hi Honey” soft and gentle was her voice

In the air I breathe
I know she is there
To guide and protect all who she loved
I will forever be grateful
I was born through her to love
I am now who she was
Amanda for her mother, Bonnie Hampton

You can only have one mother
Patient kind and true;
No other friend in all the world,
Will be the same to you.
When other friends forsake you,
To mother you will return,
For all her loving kindness,
She asks nothing in return.
As we look upon her picture,
Sweet memories we recall,
Of a face so full of sunshine,
And a smile for one and all.
Sweet Jesus, take this message,
To our dear mother up above;
Tell her how we miss her,
And give her all our love.


The Comfort and Sweetness of Peace

After the clouds, the sunshine,
after the winter, the spring,
after the shower, the rainbow,
for life is a changeable thing.
After the night, the morning,
bidding all darkness cease,
after life's cares and sorrows,
the comfort and sweetness of peace.

Helen Steiner Rice


'Say not in grief 'she is no more' but live in thankfulness that she was'

Hebrew proverb

Plantable heart cards
These plantable heart cards can be personalized with your loved ones name and distributed to friends and family. They can then plant the heart and wildflowers will grow in their memory. Find seed cards here.

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Have friends and family share memories of your loved one on these memory cards. Often these are distributed at the service, the memories that are shared will provide comfort to you now and in the years to come.

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Have you found these ideas helpful? Check out this book with everything you need to create a personalized memorial service. It is downloadable, or if you prefer a paper copy, it will ship the same day it is ordered for quick delivery.