Funeral quotes and poems for your loved one, the sport fan

Published: 24/4/2024

In the realm of sports, where passion meets perseverance, champions not only leave their mark on the field but also in the hearts of those they inspire. The spirit that fuels their pursuit of excellence transcends the boundaries of life and death. In this collection of funeral quotes and poems for sports enthusiasts, we pay tribute to those whose light continues to shine, even after their final whistle has blown.

Funeral quotes

"There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone, the light remains."


In the world of sports, certain individuals radiate a brilliance that extends far beyond the playing field. Their impact is everlasting, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of those they touched.  

"A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever."

-Mary Lou Retton  

Trophies may gather dust, but the memories forged in the crucible of competition endure. The victories, defeats and shared moments become the tapestry of a life well-lived.  

"As you look down from heaven onto all of the fields you ever set foot upon, I hope you smile at the lives you have touched and the legacy you have left. May God place his hand on your shoulder and say, 'Well done'."


The heavenly view provides a panoramic reflection of the impact left behind. An acknowledgement of a life lived with purpose and a soul that touched countless others.  

"A coach will impact more people in a year than the average person does in a lifetime."


Coaches are architects of character, shaping not just athletes but individuals who carry the lessons learned on the field into the game of life.  

"Champions keep playing until they get it right."

-Billie Jean King  

The journey to success is often paved with setbacks, but true champions persist. Their relentless pursuit of perfection echoes in the hearts of those who continue the legacy.  

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination."

-Tommy Lasorda  

Determination is the cornerstone of achievement. It transforms the insurmountable into the achievable, leaving a testament to the strength of the human spirit.  

"A good leader will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are."

-Ara Parseghian  

Leadership in sports extends beyond the game strategy; it's about nurturing the potential within each player and instilling a belief in their capabilities.  

"Persistence changed his/her failure into extraordinary achievement."

-Matt Biondi  

In the face of adversity, persistence becomes a beacon of hope, transforming setbacks into stepping stones toward extraordinary accomplishments.  

"Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability."

-John Wooden  

True greatness is measured not just by accomplishments but by the fulfilment of one's potential, a reminder to constantly strive for excellence.  

"The spirit, the will to win and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur."

-Vince Lombardi  

Beyond victories and defeats, the enduring qualities of spirit and will are the true testaments to a life dedicated to excellence.  

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Funeral poems

The Mountain Calls

The mountain calls, but you have flown,

Leaving us to mourn alone. Your love for skiing was so strong;

Now the mountain sings its doleful song.


Your spirit soared with the wind in your face,

The thrill and adrenaline of the race;

The feeling of snow beneath your feet,

As you swished and swerved all down the piste.  

And as we stand to say goodbye,

We hear the mountain's sorrowful cry,

Echoing in the wind and snow,

A reminder of how you loved to go.  


For in the mountain's call we hear,

The echo of a love so dear.

And though you may have said goodbye,

Your spirit soars through snowy skies.  

- by Mark Gregory  


Olympic Games


Only for those of a special breed,

Living a dream,a chance to succeed,

Yesterday's hopes and desires coming true,

Making your mark with records anew.  


Proving hard work and the daily grind,

Instructing the body, conditioning the mind

Can capture a medal for the whole world to see, with

Glamour and Pride for your country.  

As you stand aloft and your flag is flown high,there's

Memories forever, and a tear in your eye,

Enjoying the moment, the admiring looks,

Securing your name in the history books.  

- by Ken Budden  


The Best of Seven


Some final thoughts

During the final inning

About what's important

And what is winning


It's all about the moments

And not about the game

The memories that we make

Where we never are the same


It's easy to see sorrow

But harder to see grace

During our time on this planet

As it's hurdling through space


But then the game is over

Full of excitement, joy, and tears

And you have a precious memory

That will last you all your years  

- Robert Longley  




Sports inspire us,

to compete.

Winning over losing,

is much more sweet.

We do it because,

We love the game. 


Life without sports,

would not be the same.

Plenty of water,

we must constantly drink.


As we push our bodies,

to their very brink.

Sports bring out,

our inner drive,

To make the play,

we often dive. 


We sacrifice everything,

for our team,

because a championship,

is our only dream.

- By Martin Dejnicki  


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In the arena of sports, where passion collides with purpose, the legacy of champions lives on. As we bid farewell to those who left an indelible mark on the world of sports, we find solace in the enduring memories and inspirational quotes that transcend the boundaries of time. May their spirits continue to soar, echoing through the fields they once graced, and may the games they loved celebrate their lasting impact.

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