One thing I learned about all this though is that one should never take anyone for granted, from close family members and relatives to best friends and mere acquaintances. Never assume that they know that you appreciate them. You may think it's mushy, ridiculous, and icky-yucky
but do say and show how much they mean to you. More importantly do it while they can still hear it. Then eulogies would contain happy memories that everyone can smile and laugh with.