Sybil Marie Hicks from Ontario passed on Feb. 2 at the age of 82, and her obituary is going viral.
She worked with two of her children to pen the obituary.
“I passed peacefully with my eldest daughter, Brenda, by my side February 2, 2019 at 8:20 a.m.,” it added. “I leave behind my loving husband, Ron Hicks, whom I often affectionately referred to as a 'Horse's [expletive].'”
She also said she left behind “children whom I tolerated over the years; Bob (with Carol) my oldest son and also my favorite. Brian (with Ginette) who was the Oreo cookie favorite, Brenda AKA ‘Hazel’ who would run to clean the bathrooms when she heard company was coming.”
It continued: “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!”
And she quipped: “I finally have the smoking hot body I have always wanted… having been cremated.”
She concluded with, “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.”
“She was a beautiful woman with a riotous sense of humor,” Barbara, her daughter, told CTV.
“What’s written is exactly what she would have said,” Brian, her son, added to the news outlet. “We didn’t expect the type of social media attention. It wasn’t our intention at all.”
Her family said they're thankful for the outpouring of love for her mother.
“Eighteen years ago my mother wouldn’t have known what the internet was,” Brian added.
A few years ago, an obituary that was written by another Canadian woman's son also went viral.
The obituary said that the "hell of a lot of stuff" included two old TVs, a used toaster, and an Oldsmobile complete with a spoiler because "she loved putting the pedal to the metal."