Elderly woman asks family to avoid sad obituary, she must be smiling from heaven at their hilarious solution
Most people avoid thinking about their own mortality, but planning wills and funeral arrangements in advance can make a huge difference for the people you leave behind.
Mary Patricia “Pat” Stocks knew this better than most, and she wanted to make the best of it. Pat’s children described her as ‘wonderfully dysfunctional’ and wanted to preserve her eccentric personality in the obituary after she died at the age of 94.
What follows is as hilariously honest as it is endearing, just like the woman herself. The following excerpt was taken from her obituary printed in the Toronto Star:
…She left behind a hell of a lot of stuff to her daughter and sons who have no idea what to do with it.
So if you’re looking for 2 extremely large TV’s from the 90s, a large ceramic stork (we think) umbrella/cane stand, a toaster oven (slightly used) or even a 2001 Oldsmobile with a spoiler (she loved putting the pedal to the metal), with only 71,000 kilometers and 1,000 tools that we aren’t sure what they’re used for. You should wait the appropriate amount of time and get in touch.
Tomorrow would be fine.
This is not an ad for a pawn shop, but an obituary for a great Woman, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother born on May 12, 1921 in Toronto…
She leaves behind a very dysfunctional family that she was very proud of. Pat was world-renowned for her lack of patience, not holding back her opinion and a knack for telling it like it is.
She always told you the truth even if it wasn’t what you wanted to hear. It was the school of hard knocks and yes we were told many times how she had to walk for miles in a blizzard to get to school, so suck it up.
With that said she was genuine to a fault, a pussy cat at heart (or lion) and yet she sugar coated nothing.