15+ Memorial Quotes for Fathers and Grandfathers

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Alecia Milano
Posted by Alecia Milano on September 6, 2022

In this blog series, we share meaningful memorial inscriptions you can use on your loved one’s headstone. From values to character, personality and interests, this series provides endless memorial quote options unique to your loved one’s life. Other articles in this series include:

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.”

And that gift is something that will never go away—even after your father (or grandfather) has passed. Not only will you cherish their support for many years to come, but you also have the opportunity to honor your father or grandfather’s life lived through a handcrafted memorial.

When personalizing a father or grandfather’s headstone, many families choose to incorporate engraved memorial quotes.

Memorial quotes can be simple and include a few descriptive words, or they can be a lengthier personal inscription that reflects a loved one’s values, character, personality or interests. Continue reading for several different memorial quotes for fathers and grandfathers that will help make their final resting place much more comforting and unique.

Memorial Quotes For Fathers

1. “A loving father, tender and kind, what a beautiful memory you left behind.”
—Anonymous

2. “A father knows his child's heart, as only a child can know his father’s.”
—Kazuo Koike

3. “Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.”
—Anonymous

4. “Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.”
—Anonymous

5. "As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him."
—Psalm 103:13

Memorial Quotes For Grandfathers

6. “Grandfathers give us not only wisdom and encouragement but they are an inspiration to us.”
—Kate Summers


7. “My grandfather didn’t tell me how to live, he lived. And let me watch him do it.”
—Anonymous

8. “One day we will meet again with you, Grandpa.”
—Anonymous


9. “Known for making childhoods unforgettable.”
—Anonymous

10. “Happiness is Grandpa hugs.”
—Anonymous

11. “A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.”
—Anonymous

Memorial Quotes For All Father Figures

12.“It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.”
—Anonymous

13. “No man is indispensable but some are irreplaceable.”
—Anonymous

14. “Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was.”
—Hebrew Proverb

15. “The world is diminished because he is gone. But it is still a better place because he was here.”
—Anonymous

16. "His mission on Earth is fulfilled.”
—Anonymous

17. “He asked for so little, but gave so very much.”
—Anonymous

18. “He who has achieved success has lived well, laughed often and loved much.”
—Bessie Anderson Stanley

Add More Design Elements to Your Loved One’s Headstone

Engraving a memorial quote is one of several steps in the headstone design process. Uncover even more about memorial design, like headstone shape and granite color, in our Headstone Design Guide.

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