The idea of having to write an obituary for a loved one is sure to make many of us want to turn our thoughts elsewhere. However, the children in this story knew what they had to do when the day finally came.

Sybil Hicks passed away earlier this year at the age of 81 and her kids knew that they could not rely on the typical obituary. They needed to pay homage to her in a very special way.

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Their mother, who was once one of the most quick-witted people that you could ever hope to meet, had lost her spark during her twilight years. That’s why they decided that they would write her obituary in the first person. This would give everyone one last chance to take in all of her hilarity.

“We just thought that when she passed, we really didn’t want to have this sort of boilerplate template obituary,” said Brian, her second oldest child, according to CBC.

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Brenda and Brenda, his sisters, are the ones who wrote it. The obituary even begins with a little jab at her husband. “It hurts me to admit it, but I, Mrs. Ron Hicks from Baysville, have passed away,” the obituary, which was shared on Twitter,

“I leave behind my loving husband, Ron Hicks, whom I often affectionately referred to as a ‘Horse’s Ass,'” she continues. Her husband was not the only one who had to endure some roasting. The children also had to take their fair share of ribbing.

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“I also left behind my 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. 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,” the obituary continues.

There are lots of sweet inside jokes and we love to see this family enjoying this aspect of the proceedings. The obituary even builds to a truly hilarious one liner.

“I finally have the smoking hot body I have always wanted… having been cremated,” the daughters wrote. We are more than sure that Mama is laughing her head off in heaven. Be sure to check out this hilarious obituary for yourself.

Laughter is always the best medicine.

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