Below is a speech I wrote for my father’s funeral. He passed in September. When I wrote it I just wanted to say something positive at the funeral and not have it be a totally sad occasion. I thought all this would sound corny, but a lot of people told me they liked it and asked me for copies of it. I think a funeral speech should be personal and not plagiarised from someone else. I feel you should write your own ideas and not copy another’s. I feel it might happen regardless unfortunately, so I might as well put it out there. I don’t claim to be a writer.