Our top 5 favourite obituaries

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The playwright, George Bernard Shaw once said “Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.” This is something that rings very true for me personally, and something we keep in mind at all times here at Death.io. Whilst the event of death and dying isn’t funny in itself – there is humour to be found within it, as like everything else in life. With that in mind – we’ve scoured the ‘net to find some of the funniest, off the wall obituaries out there:

5. The names Bond, Jack Bond.

This dude decided to give everyone at his service a break from the carnations and roses and give people to chance/excuse to go catch a film instead. Top man Jack!

Jack wants you to see the new James Bond movie instead of funeral flowers

“In lieu of flowers and in his honour, go see the new James Bond movie.”

4. Make mine a large, please!

Now this lady really knew how to live. A life of cookie and candy bars sounds like a life well lived indeed.

Freeda lived on a diet of sugar, fat and diet coke











“Freeda sledgehammered every rule of eating healthy to obtain a nice long life. She had a passionate love of peanut butter cookies, corn bread and buttermilk, pecan pies, candy bars and Diet Coke. She lived to be 80.

3. A plate? No dear, I’ll just use the toilet.

Sometimes a picture really does tell a thousand words. A pre-Facebook, Facebook profile picture if ever I saw one.

A plate? No way I'll just use the toilet



















2. Mmmmm…. beer.

Given the age of Ian, this could have been an incredibly sad piece. However by adding in some lovely little details about his flair for all things beer and bacon, it’s able to be touching and humorous.

Ian sure did love his beer and bacon

“He was a connoisseur of root beer and bacon, searching far and wide for varieties he had yet to try.”

1. A fart (or 10) a day keeps the doctor at bay.

Both the picture and the story give a great insight into who Bill Eves was, and the antics that his wife and kids would have endured over the years!

Bill Eves on a lifetime mission to stop farts being held in

“Perhaps most important to Bill was educating people on the dangers of holding in your farts. Sadly, he was unable to attain his life-long goal of catching his beloved wife Judy “cutting the cheese” or “playing the bum trumpet” – which he likened to a mythical rarity like spotting Bigfoot or a unicorn.”

Bonus – sometimes short and sweet is all that’s needed.

Whilst we couldn’t add this to our top five as it’s more of a public service announcement than an obituary, it’s still got to get a mention for sheer silly yet sentimental value.

Douglas Legler - man who died

“Doug Died.”


Each of these obituaries give a glimpse into the character and lives of these people, far more than knowing where they worked or went to school. These touching tributes are now part of their legacy and show that, even when you die – your story isn’t over.

This is why it’s so crucial to write down and share your farewell wishes – so your story can continue in the way you want it to. Our Farewell Wishes tool takes less than a minute, so what are you waiting for? Fill out your Farewell Wishes now.

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