Sybil Marie Hicks died at the age of 82.
She is survived by her husband and five children, whom she both loved and “tolerated,” according to her now viral obituary.
According to The Spec, following Hicks’ passing, her children decided to think outside-of-the-box when it came to drafting her obituary.
Sybil Marie Hicks passed away this week at the age of 82.
And man, did she go out swinging. pic.twitter.com/oB1SRy3eJ8
— Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) February 6, 2019
Not only did Hicks’ kids make it extremely personal, but they also wrote it in the first person, fooling everyone into thinking Hick’s wrote it herself.
The obituary began:
It hurts me to admit it… but I, Mrs. Ron Hicks from Baysville, have passed away. 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**”. 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.
It then continued by acknowledging the 13 grandchildren she left behind.
And as any grandmother would, Hicks had only kind words for them:
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.
The obituary then went on to talk more about Hicks’ past and even poked fun at “the smoking hot body” she always wanted:
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 EVER! In 1972 Ron and I loaded the car with the 5- B’s and headed north to run a school bus company for over 20 years in Baysville, Ontario. I was an active horticulturalist, a member of the Eastern Star and a member of the Lion’s Club in Baysville.
I finally have the smoking hot body I have always wanted… having been cremated. Please come say goodbye and celebrate my wonderful life with my husband and his special friend Dorothy who is now lovingly taking care of my horse’s ass.
For those of you who are wondering who assisted me in writing this… it wasn’t my husband, it wasn’t my oldest, nor was it my youngest… Thank you all for sharing my life with me. I am off to swim to the buoy and back. Love, Sybil
Now, hundreds of people are wishing they would have had the chance to get to know Hicks before she passed away:
What a wonderful obit, she sounds like a dame I’d’ve liked to know. More first-person obituaries!
— LynneSki (of which the moon is a part) (@etcgirlthefirst) February 6, 2019
She soumds like the kind of person I would have loved to know. RIP, Sybil!
— Lexy Cameron (@LexyCameron) February 6, 2019
R.I.P. Sybil! It was a pleasure to meet you, if only through your very own obituary. Blessings to your family.
— donna flick (@Fujikatsan) February 6, 2019
Seems like she was such a funny lady.Funniest obituary I have ever read.
— The MEJ (Block party/Techs) (@88RFA) February 6, 2019
Rest in peace, Sybil Marie Hicks.