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Canadian woman has the last word in her hilarious obituary

Mon 16th Nov 2020

Sybil Hicks wrote the most hilarious first-person obituary in which she insulted her husband, her children, and had the last laugh — or so it seemed. Picture: Reynolds Funeral Home. Source:Supplied
Sybil Hicks wrote the most hilarious first-person obituary in which she insulted her husband, her children, and had the last laugh — or so it seemed. Picture: Reynolds Funeral Home. Source:Supplied

A Canadian woman appears to have had a humorous final say on her life after writing her own obituary.

 

Sybil Marie Hicks of Baysville, Ontario, wrote that she passed away on Feb. 2, 2019, and left behind her "loving husband, Ron Hicks," whom she "often affectionately referred to as a 'Horse's A**.'"

 

According to the New York Post, Hicks wrote that she also "left behind my children whom I tolerated over the years" including her oldest son Bob, who was her favourite.

 

She wrote she would miss seeing her grandchildren "grow up to be the incredible people they are meant to be."

 

Sybil Marie Hicks’ obituary was written tongue-in-cheek. Picture: Reynolds Funeral Home. Source:Supplied
Sybil Marie Hicks’ obituary was written tongue-in-cheek. Picture: Reynolds Funeral Home. Source:Supplied

 

Hicks included other details about her life, like her graduation from Hamilton General Hospital School Nursing in 1957 and that she was a member of the Lions Club in Baysville - before turning the joke on herself.

 

"I finally have the smoking hot body I have always wanted … having been cremated," she wrote.

 

Sybil Hicks with her husband, who she described as a “horse’s a**”. Picture: Facebook. Source:Supplied
Sybil Hicks with her husband, who she described as a “horse’s a**”. Picture: Facebook. Source:Supplied

 

She then called on others to celebrate her life - and revealed how the obituary actually came to be written:

 

"For those of you who are wondering who assisted me in writing this … it wasn't my husband, it wasn't my oldest, nor it was my youngest … Thank you all for sharing my life with me. I am off to swim to the buoy and back," she concluded.

 

Hicks's obituary appeared in the Hamilton Spectatoron Feb. 5 and she has now become a posthumous social media celebrity.

 

Sybil Hicks appeared to have penned an irreverent obituary for herself but it was written by her children in their mother’s voice. Picture: Supplied. Source: Supplied
Sybil Hicks appeared to have penned an irreverent obituary for herself but it was written by her children in their mother’s voice. Picture: Supplied. Source: Supplied

 

"Sybil Marie Hicks passed away this week at the age of 82, and man did she go out swinging," one social media user tweeted.

 

"Sybil Hicks we didn't deserve you," another tweet read.

 

"Best obituary award goes to Sybil Marie Hicks," read another.

 

This story first appeared in the New York Post and is republished from News.com.au with permission.