If you’ve ever lost a loved one, you know memories can be both heartwarming and heartbreaking.
Thinking about the time you spent together can make you miss that person even more, causing you more grief. But those memories can bring a smile to your face, too. After all, you likely feel grateful to have shared those moments and to have those treasured memories.
Jump ahead to these sections:
- Ways to Say ‘You’ll Always Be Remembered’ in a Card
- Ways to Say ‘You’ll Always Be Remembered’ in a Speech or Eulogy
- Ways to Say ‘You’ll Always Be Remembered’ on a Headstone or Plaque
No matter how thoughts about your departed loved one make you feel, the memories will be with you forever. While memory does fade over time, some of our most cherished memories affect us for a lifetime. And that might be something you want to express in a card, a eulogy or speech, or on your loved one’s headstone.
If you want to express the idea that you’re loved one will always be remembered, we have some ideas for you, below.
Ways to Say ‘You’ll Always Be Remembered’ in a Card
When someone in your life passes away, there’s a good chance that other people in your life are grieving, too. They might be the person’s spouse or partner, their children, or other family members and close friends.
If you want to let those people know that their loved one may be gone, but they’re not forgotten, you might choose to send a card.
Below are some short messages you can include in your card to say you’ll always remember a beloved friend or family member.
1. “Those that touch our lives stay in our hearts forever.”
Feelings of love don’t go away when someone passes. You can let the person’s family know that their loved one is in your heart forever.
2. “Your life was a blessing; your memory, a treasure.”
This message helps convey how much the person meant to you in life, as well as how grateful you are for the memories.
3. “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”
When a person passes away, they live on as a treasured memory for the people they touched in life.
4. “A life that touches others goes on forever.”
Similarly, this message may be comforting for a family grieving the loss of a loved one. It can remind them that the departed will continue living in the hearts of the people he or she touched.
5. “Not a day goes by when you are not loved and missed.”
Little things in everyday life can easily remind you of the one you’ve lost.
6. “Till memory fades and life departs, you live forever in our hearts.”
This message lets the recipient know that you’ll remember their loved one as long as your memory lasts.
7. “It broke my heart to lose you, but you didn't go alone. Part of me went with you, where ever you may roam.”
When you remember someone who’s passed away, it can feel like a piece of you has gone with them, too.
8. “I'll remember you. When I've forgotten all the rest. You to me were true. You to me were the best.” - Bob Dylan
This excerpt from Bob Dylan’s song I’ll Remember You expresses the idea that you’ll remember the person even if all of your other memories fade.
9. “It's hard to forget someone who gave me so much to remember.”
You can include this message along with one or two short memories that you cherish the most.
Ways to Say ‘You’ll Always Be Remembered’ in a Speech or Eulogy
As a family member or friend of someone who’s passed away, you might be asked to give a eulogy at the funeral. Alternatively, you might want to give a speech at a memorial or family gathering that references your departed loved one. And delivering a eulogy or speech is the perfect time to say, “You’ll always be remembered.”
If you’re giving a eulogy, or you’re delivering a speech and want to talk about your loved one, here are some ways you can include that sentiment.
10. “The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart.”
You can use this simple and heartwarming quote as an opening or closing for your speech or eulogy.
11. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” - Helen Keller
Helen Keller could have been talking about the memories of a loved one who’s passed away with this touching quote.
12. “As long as we live, they too will live; for they are now are a part of us; as we remember them.” - Jewish Prayer
If you’re giving a eulogy at a Jewish funeral, you could use this excerpt from a Jewish prayer to say, “You’ll always be remembered.”
13. “They say it takes a minute to find something special in a person, an hour to appreciate them, and a day to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them.”
This opening for a eulogy provides the perfect outline for your speech. You can describe the moment you met the person, what made you appreciate them, and what made you love them. You can close by expressing that you’ll remember the person forever.
14. “They existed. They existed. We can be. Be and be better. For they existed.” - Maya Angelou
This quote from Maya Angelou’s poem, When Great Trees Fall, expresses what it’s like to carry the memory of a loved one. The rest of the poem is often used to express feelings of missing a father or mother.
15. “Each happiness of yesterday is a memory for tomorrow.”
This is another eulogy opening that provides a good outcome for your speech. You can continue by describing the happy memories you shared with the person, and close with the memories that will stay with you forever.
16. “Our legacy is really the lives we touch, the inspiration we give, altering someone's plan, if even for a moment, and getting them to think, cry, laugh, argue.” - Carrie Hamilton
This quote by Carrie Hamilton perfectly describes what it means to touch the lives of people around you, and to live on in people’s memories forever.
17. “Got a picture of you I carry in my heart; Close my eyes to see it when the world gets dark; Got a memory of you I carry in my soul; I wrap it close around me when the nights get cold.”
These lyrics from a Lonestar song about missing someone who passed away perfectly convey what it’s like to hold onto the memories of someone you love.
Ways to Say ‘You’ll Always Be Remembered’ on a Headstone or Plaque
One last way you might want to say, “You’ll always be remembered,” is by engraving a message on your loved one’s headstone. This is also known as an epitaph.
When you’re choosing a message for a headstone, it’s always important to keep the length of the message in mind. Consider how much space you’ll have available, as well as the material of your headstone. Some types of stone require larger lettering, which means your epitaph should be even shorter.
With the notion that “less is more” in mind, here are some short messages for a headstone that can help you say, “You’ll always be remembered.”
18. “Lives forever in the memories we keep.”
This simple epitaph is an option if you want to speak to the headstone’s reader rather than directly to the departed.
19. “You touched my heart. You will live on in my dreams.”
When a loved one lives on in your memory, they often appear in your dreams, too.
20. “My memory loves you. It asks about you all the time.”
We aren’t in charge of what our memories choose to bring up and when. Sometimes, it can feel like our memory has a mind and emotions of its own. And if that’s true, our memories often love the people we’ve lost.
21. “Until I take my final breath, you will live in my heart.”
This straightforward message asserts that the person will always be in your heart and memory, as long as you’re alive.
22. “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” - Mahatma Gandhi
Nobody likes saying goodbye, especially when it’s a final goodbye. So a quote like this one by Gandhi can be a perfect option for a headstone epitaph.
23. “Too well loved to ever be forgotten.”
This message makes a perfect, short epitaph for a person who was surrounded by loved ones in life.
24. “Always loving, always loved.”
You can use this brief message for a person who surrounded themselves with love and loved people with all their heart.
25. “Loved with a love beyond telling. Missed with a grief beyond all tears.”
This epitaph message relays how much you loved the person, as well as how much you remember and miss them every day.
Remembering a Loved One
Saying “you’ll always be remembered” to someone who’s passed away can help you say goodbye to your loved one. At the same time, it can help you convey your feelings to other people who are grieving the same loss.
So whether you’re sending a card, giving a speech or eulogy, or writing an epitaph, we hope the messages we’ve provided help you to do just that.