It’s always sad when someone close to you dies, no matter if you’re expecting it or not. But when Mary Patricia Stocks died, her son Sandy wrote the most hilarious, beautiful obituary to honor his 94-year-old mother who “liked four letter words as much as she loved her rock garden, and trust us she LOVED to weed that garden.” So obviously, Grandma Stocks was a sassy grandma who loved to curse and party it up in her garden.
“I could never write an obit that said she was a beautiful, wonderful person,” Sandy Stocks told CTVNews. “That’s not my mother.”
Instead, Stocks wrote a tongue-in-cheek obituary that exposed his mother for who she truly was; a foul-mouthed woman with a lack of patience, DGAF attitude, and her knack for “overcooking everything until it chewed like rubber.” He jokingly said her cause of death was “carrying her oxygen tank up the long flight of stairs to her bedroom [which] made her heart give out.”
Of course, it wouldn’t be an obituary without praising all the wonderful qualities Grandma Stocks possessed. “All whom loved her dearly and will never forget her tenacity, wit, charm, grace (when pertinent) and undying love and caring for them,” Stocks said.
Stocks also said that his mother was a great woman, but that she won’t be missed because she “left us with so many memories.”
Everyone always knew where you stood with her. She liked you or she didn’t, it was black or white. As her children we are still trying to figure out which one it was for us (we know she loved us).
She seemed like a wonderful, sassy lady, and I hope one day my loved ones write an obituary that makes them laugh and cry the way this one did. .
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