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Losing someone close to you will always be a difficult time to get through. If your Grandad has passed away, you may find that a poem can help you understand how you’re feeling or could be a good choice of reading for your Grandad’s funeral. We’ve put together a list of potential poems for a Grandad’s funeral that could help.

Poems for a Grandad’s funeral

Remembering Precious Grandad – Fiona Bourke

This poem by Fiona Bourke helps you to remember that you’ll always have the memories you made with your Grandad to look back on. While nobody can stay forever, people who you love can leave their mark on the world and live on in your heart.

“We know you can no longer stay with us,
you fought long and hard to be with us.
We know you now watch over and protect us.
Although we cannot hear your voice or see your smiling face,
We know deep down in our hearts that you have not left us.
Instead every day you surround us with the singing of the birds,
the rising of the sun and the falling of night.
So many broken hearts are left behind,
But in our deepest despair our greatest comfort lies knowing
that you are now at peace with the angels and God.
So as times passes our tears will dry,
our hearts will mend,
but our love for you will never end.”

Goodbye Grandad – Sarah Harrison

If you’re looking for funeral poems for Grandad with a religious tone, Goodbye Grandad could provide comfort and a good way to say goodbye. It talks about your Grandpa joining the angels and watching over those he loves.

“Heaven has received another angel,
The night sky another star.
Your life has become a loving memory.
I know you will never be far.

I know you are watching over me
As my life goes on.
I will treasure the memories I have of you.
I can’t believe you’re gone.

You were a loving, caring granddad.
You were there for me a lot.
You will always hold a place in my heart,
A loving, treasured spot.

You were really one in a million,
A cut above the rest.
All who knew you would agree.
You simply were the best.

So, Granddad, I will say goodbye.
I love and miss you with all my heart,
But as long as I have my loving memories,
We will never be too far apart.”

We Had a Wonderful Grandfather – Anonymous

While we don’t know the author of We Had a Wonderful Grandfather, it’s a short and fitting funeral poem for a Grandad. It’s best for a grandparent who had a young soul and brought joy to those around him.

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

Gone Fishin’ – Dalmar Pepper

If your Grandad enjoyed fishing, this could be a good poem to remember him by. It tells us that he’s in a more peaceful place now, doing all the things he enjoys.

“I’ve finished life’s chores assigned to me,

So put me on a boat headed out to sea.
Please send along my fishing pole
For I’ve been invited to the fishin’ hole.

Where every day is a day to fish,
To fill your heart with every wish.
Don’t worry, or feel sad for me,
I’m fishin’ with the Master of the sea.

We will miss each other for awhile,
But you will come and bring your smile.
That won’t be long you will see,
Till we’re together you and me.

To all of those that think of me,
Be happy as I go out to sea.
If others wonder why I’m missin’
Just tell ’em I’ve gone fishin’.”

Other poems for Grandad’s funeral

If our collection of funeral poems for a Grandad aren’t quite right for you, or don’t really express how you’re feeling, you might want to consider some of the other options below: