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A Canadian mother of five and grandmother of 13 has kept her family laughing even in death — and she's managed to make thousands of people on the internet crack up, too.
Sybil Marie Hicks (nee Lyons) passed on February 2 at the age of 82, but not before working with two of her children to write her own obituary.
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Her obit, though, was anything but the sad, staid affair most people expect of a death announcement: In it, she affectionately calls her husband a 'horse's a**,' names the children she 'tolerated' over the years, and quips about the 'smoking' body she got thanks to cremation.
'It hurts me to admit it… but I, Mrs. Ron Hicks from Baysville, have passed away,' the obituary in The Hamilton Spectator begins.
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'I passed peacefully with my eldest daughter, Brenda, by my side February 2, 2019 at 8:20 a.m.
'I leave behind my loving husband, Ron Hicks, whom I often affectionately referred to as a "Horse's A**".
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'I also left behind my children whom I tolerated over the years; Bob (with Carol) my oldest son and also my favourite. Brian (with Ginette) who was the Oreo cookie favourite, Brenda AKA "Hazel" who would run to clean the bathrooms when she heard company was coming. Barbara (with Gordon) the ever Miss Perfect and finally Baby Bruce who wouldn't eat homemade turkey soup because he didn't want to be alert looking for bones while he ate.
'I will miss seeing my sweetest grandchildren; Caitlin, Megan, Joel, Issac, Mason, Rachel, Annie, Emma, Harrison, Clark, Choe, Orion, Griffin … grow up to be the incredible people they are meant to be.
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'I graduated from Waterdown High School with honors while wearing my shiny bright saddle shoes. I later graduated from Hamilton General Hospital School Nursing class of 1957B — Best Class...
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