If our father dies or someone who’s a father figure dies, we are all faced with the responsibility to write a touching tribute which would be read on his funeral day.

Mostly, because of the fact that we haven’t written one before, we are faced with the question of how we should go about writing one.

Please, if you want to save yourself the stress of writing a tribute to your father, you can contact me on +233504745268 (WhatsApp or Call) and I will help write one for you at a very affordable cost.

But if you want to write one yourself too, please read on as I will teach you how to do so.

Things to consider when writing a tribute to a Father in

When writing a tribute to your father, below are a few things you should take in to consideration:

  1. Start with a plan: you must first of all carefully plan how you want to write your tribute. Think about the quotes, and bible scriptures you would employ. Also decide if you would want a funny tribute or an emotional one or a mix of both.
  2. Stick to a Conversational tone: Know that the tribute is not only for you, but for families and friends at the wedding. So you must write an engaging tribute which would get people hooked and listen. Write as if you are talking to a friend. It makes it interesting.
  3. Be Brief: When your tribute is too long, it becomes boring. So you must keep it short and straight to the point. When the tribute is too long, people would not pay attention to you. But keeping it simple would make people enjoy it and remember whatever you said.
  4. Tell a story: telling a never heard story about the deceased is a good way of writing your tribute. Everyone loves to hear stories, right? Say a story, and you’ll see how hooked people would get to listen to the end. Juice up the story and make it more emotional. Read it out slowly and steadily to induce the expected feelings in attendees at the funeral.
  5. Think of the audience. One number one rule you must know is, we never say bad about the dead, so know that anything bad you say can get the audience offended. So know how you talk. Even if it is the truth, just know how you deliver it. Saying something bad would generate murmur or unhappy reactions from the funeral attendees, and this would mar your lovely funeral tribute.

Examples and Samples of Tribute to a Father in

Tribute By Children (Example 1)

Mr. Alex Klutse, Efo, as we affectionately call him, he was understandable in everything we did with him as his Children.He was very instrumental in our wellbeing and made we did what was expected of us as Children.

He trained us to be hardworking as there would be no food for a lazy person. Efo, admonished and cautioned us anytime we went astray. He was critical in our upbringing to become responsible Men and Women of substance.

We thought Efo, was cruel to us however, today, we are glad that the training we went through under him, had really transformed us. He was very active in praying for us all to succeed in life. He has played his part by making sure we grow in good health and in the fear of the Lord. He has supported our mothers and us through good and bad times.

No matter what, we will always remember you Efo, because there will never be another Efo to replace you in our hearts. You were honest, loving, kind, clean in heart and body and in mind, so we have also learnt from you.

Efo, we really missed you, we never knew you would leave us so suddenly, you were a good man, you did your best to provide for my siblings and I. You did your best in helping and showing love to people you don’t even know. We are really saddened that death took you away.

Your death left a scar in our hearts.  We still cannot believe you have left us when you have not enjoyed the fruits of your labor on Earth. You could not talk in your last years, so we were traumatized by not listening and hearing your voice for the last time let alone such Fatherly advise you used to share with us.

 Efo, without even a word, you left us just like? You have left a big vacuum in our lives and life will never be the same again, but God said in all things we should give thanks. You will always be in our thoughts, prayers and in our hearts. We will never forget you and you will always remain our Dear Efo.

We will live and lead by your legacies of doing good deeds in life.

Efo, we love you but God loves you most.

Efo, Rest in Perfect Peace.

Hede Nyuie!

Dzudzor Le Nutifafa Me!

Tribute by Children (example 2)

And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, write this, blessed are the dead who die in the Lord henceforth; yea, saith the spirit that they may rest from their labours, and their works do follow them (Rev. 14:13).

It took us weeks to accept that you were no more with us. The afternoon of 13th September 2019 happened to be our last interaction with you and you showed no signs of transiting. Words alone cannot bring to bear the deep vacuum your absence has left us with.

We have missed you dearly.

You exhibited commitment and dedication in your walks of life.

Your kingdom mindedness was exceptional and exemplary. You led us to the house of God and taught us how to pray fervently. You relentlessly made efforts to inquire about our various church sermons each Sunday; you also shared us. yours with

You were more than a companion to us. Dada as we affectionately called you, showed professionalism, kindness, trust, strict compliance in your everyday activities. You spoke freely about that which was not in variance, albeit people resonated with you anyway; the love which you showed people was mind blowing. Conditions were not to be met; you loved everyone all the same and gave freely to all.

Even on the day of your demise, you were still blessing people with the little you had and planning to give more the next day. We didn’t know, that having the communion with us was your last meal that afternoon.

As your offspring’s we get elated whenever people you taught testify of your teaching prowess which afforded them the very best foundation they needed in their academic life. As a matter of fact we would say you were born to teach since your teaching traits was seen by all, both at home, school and the church.

Teaching was part of you till death. It was a called duty. Dada growing up with you was the best a child could ask for.

You were a disciplinarian and that has indeed shaped and moulded us to fit perfectly in the society. As adolescents, our friends nicknamed you for the ability to probe further for answers, since that was the determining factor to allow us step out or not; you will always tell us that, “You can’t beat me with your small psychology” which usually elicit laughter amongst us. 

It is disheartening we are no longer going to see you but we take consolation in the belief that, the d dead in Christ shall rise first and the earth is only a ‘t transition place.

If you must miss any place……. don’t miss heaven If you must miss any appointment………don’t miss the rapture

If you must miss any meal…….don’t miss the last supper

The end is no more near, it’s here. Anonymous

Our strength Thy Grace, Our Rule Thy word Our End the Glory of the Lord, Dada Rest in Peace. Daa Hede Nyuie

Tribute by Children (example 3)

50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed- 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 55 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:50-57)

Papa, Where are you, where have you gone to without telling us? Where can we find you? Why did you not tell us anything, even in the last moment when we sat and talked about what you had eaten & your back ache and the tea we forced on you, why didn’t you say good bye Papa?

Papa, just a few months ago, you were very strong, you led the Asafo group in giving a befitting burial to Togbe Dzimedzor IV. Where is all that vitality and all that zest for life.

Papa you did not alert us that you were leaving. You did not tell us anything. Why depart so suddenly?

Papa, your silence is too difficult to bear. We knew a day like this would come but we did not know it would be so soon. You were the model father we knew. The first thing you instilled in us so strongly was the fear of God. This is evident in our lives today. None of us takes our master commands lightly. We all love and serve him passionately in our various endeavours and calls.

You never discriminated among your biological and non-biological children. You reached out and cared for people. But that is the way of the mortal man, one minute he is a flower blossoming, so beautifully and so firm, the next minute, she withers away and never to be seen again. Except for the prophesy, it would have been difficult to understand why the Lord called you so early and so suddenly.

Like our father in heaven, you were an epitome of discipline. You who never spared any rod regardless of age, potential or stature. Your YES was a YES and your NO was a NO. In this crooked and difficult world, this only resulted in pain for some and blessings for others. It is for this purpose that no calamity befell you and you lived such healthy life till the end (i.e. your first admission at the hospital was your journey of departure from earth within a month, you were gone).

Even in your last moment when we met at Ho you still had reason to call our brother Fo Mensah to order about his hair and beard… that is just who you were and we respect and cherish you for it. Personality and status in life didn’t matter to you at all, a YES to the Pope was an equal YES, to the President of the United States. You would maintain that position regardless of the personality involved and we had secretly admired this.

On the contrary, irrespective of your strong stand on values, you were very soft within. We were shocked with the extent of emotions you showed even in secret and in the open. When our mummy died in 1989, you cried like a baby and remain inconsolable till death. You took care of the children she left behind and loved them so passionately. You personally carried Edem’s chop box to secondary school on your head. This action alone caused the entir school to come to an abrupt end as both students and teachers rushed to your rescue.

Similarly, you loved so genuinely and deeply, it didn’t matter what the consequences were. You would stick to your decisions “though the heavens fall”. The evidence of this assertion is replete in the two marriage ordinances you contracted in your life here on earth. In these two cases, you vehemently refused counsel from some members of the family against the marriages of these our two mothers.

This love extended to your subjects as well, we can recount the number of times we impressed upon you to visit Accra again for either medical checkup or rest and you asked a simple question which ended the subject. We failed to provide an adequate answer to the question. The question was always: who was there to take care of the people during your absence? But unfortunately, the hard work and the restless time took a toll on your life and now the people are left without you to support and comfort them.

Brevity, was part of your DNA. You did not like talkatives. You loved us going straight to the point without mincing words. So you practise by great example, none of us could mistake your happiness or displeasure about an issue. Even if you did not open your mouth about it, your gestures were enough evidence of your stand on the matter and we would have to advise ourselves appropriately.

You were selfless and lived a simple life. You hated opulence. Anytime you see the open display of wealth, you dislike it so much you would not want to have anything to do with it. You trained us to love, to support others and be simple. These are values we cherish and would live with us forever.

Oh…hmmmm…. There are some people who cross your life, and you know that it is a privilege to share the same time and space with them. Papa was one such person. We are fortunate to have had him as our father and to have lived under his tutelage. We are indeed fully prepared now for the life ahead of us. Knowing that the values we have received are time tested ones.

We quote from one of Shakespeare’s works where Mark Anthony describes Brutus, one of the conspirators against Julius Caesar:

“Only he acted from honesty and for the general good. His life was gentle, and the elements mixed so well in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the world,” ‘This was a man!

Papa, you were the MAN in our lives and in the lives of so many in Shia!!! You lived a full life. Go, rest well with your maker. We shall meet again.

Please, if you want to save yourself the stress of writing a tribute to your father, you can contact me on +233504745268 (WhatsApp or Call) and I will help write one for you at a very affordable cost.

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