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Winnie the Pooh may well be a children’s book. But it’s filled with wise sayings and lessons. You might find that a Winnie the Pooh funeral reading helps you to say goodbye to your loved one, whether they’re an adult or child. Below you can find a collection of thoughtful Winnie the Pooh goodbye quotes and sentimental Pooh bear sayings from one of the most loved bears in literature.

Winnie the Pooh funeral quotes

How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

This Winnie the Pooh quote is one of the best-known lines from the Winnie the Pooh books. Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things you can go through. But this quote reminds you that saying goodbye is only so hard because you had such happy times and memories with them.

Goodbye..? Oh no, please. Can’t we go back to page one and do it all over again?

When you lose a loved one, it can feel like a story coming to an end. In this farewell Winnie the Pooh quote, Pooh Bear shares a wish to close the book and experience it all over again.

Winnie the Pooh quotes about loss

'We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet. 'Even longer,’ Pooh answered.

This is a quote that shows us that death isn’t necessarily the end of a bond with someone near to you. The love that you feel for the person who’s passed will go on.

The most important thing is, even when we're apart ... I'll always be with you ...

If you’re looking for another Winnie the Pooh quote about death and letting go, this could be a good choice. It reminds us that you don’t have to “let go” of someone just because they’ve passed away. Instead, they can always have some sort of presence in your life, through how they’ve impacted you, things they’ve taught you and the memories you have together.

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.

This can be a difficult quote to read during a funeral. But it does show how people can love each other so much that they’d rather not be the person left behind. This was originally said between Winnie and his friend Piglet, but it can fit any relationship or bond.

If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.

The rhyming pattern of this line makes it a good choice for a funeral reading. It’s also short enough to use as a message in a book of remembrance or for a quote for a gravestone.

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

Planning a funeral for a child is one of the hardest things to face. Whether your little one was a fan of Pooh bear, or whether you’re simply looking for something that shows your love for them, this quote can help you express yourself.

Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, a little boy and his bear will always be playing.

This is generally considered to be one of the saddest Winnie the Pooh quotes. They’re the closing lines of The House at Pooh Corner, and they literally and figuratively sum up the end of a chapter. If you’re looking for a different Winnie the Pooh funeral reading for a child, this quote could be right for you. Or if you’re doing a funeral reading for a now-grown-up child, this can show they’ll always be your little boy or girl, no matter how much time passes. It’s a good way to finish off a longer reading, or a speech where you share fond memories.

We didn’t realise we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.

Winnie the Pooh grief quotes

Everyone knows how important honey is to Winnie the Pooh. This quote can help you share how it can feel to lose a loved one. It’s a simple way to share a sense of emptiness and of something missing.

A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.

This is a touching Winnie the Pooh quote about loss. It looks back on old times and encourages you to remember the fun you had with someone who’s no longer with you. It can remind you of more care-free times and places importance and gratitude on how the memories will stay with you.

I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.

If you’re looking for a comforting quote, this could be a good option for you. It reminds us that, though we are parted in this world, we can still remember our loved one in our dreams. If you believe in an afterlife, it also gives hope of being together again one day.

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

If you’re struggling after the loss of a loved one, or you’re trying to support a loved one through loss, this Winnie the Pooh grief quote could help. It reminds them that no matter how hard things might feel at the moment, they are brave, strong and will find their way.

It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.

It’s completely normal to feel like grief clouds your feelings and experiences. But this quote from Eeyore reminds us that it’s okay to keep looking for sunshine, even if it feels hard to find.

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

This Winnie the Pooh friendship quote can be applied to grief quite well. Grief can be a very lonely and isolating experience. And often, people around you might not know how to reach out to you for fear of saying the wrong thing. Here, Pooh says that sometimes, making the first move can be a good idea. When applied to grief, this could mean telling people how you want them to connect with you, sending a message or making plans.

When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.

This Pooh Bear saying could apply to a lot of life scenarios. But it’s particularly useful if you’re struggling to tell others how you’re feeling during a time of loss. Here, Pooh explains how difficult it can feel to communicate complex feelings that you might not fully understand yourself.

Winnie the Pooh funeral readings

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”

If you’re looking for something comforting to read, this is a good Winnie the Pooh extract for a funeral. It encourages you to be strong and reminds you that your loved one will always be with you, no matter what.

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