In Memorium: Sybil M. Hicks

Mrs. Hicks wrote her own obituary, which has received enormous attention. She is at the forefront of a growing movement of persons who want to tell it like it was. Her parting message, tart, funny and provocative, makes me wish I had known her.

Swim in peace, Sybil Hicks.





Comments

LauraH said…
Thank you for sharing this.
Leslie Milligan said…
What a delight. Dorothy has big shoes to fill.
She’s just given permission for more of these. Thanks.
royleen said…
What a good idea! Thanks for sharing this. You are right; I would have loved to know her!
Leslie Milligan said…
It just occurred to me that Dorothy may not be human. Even funnier if true. Okay, have we all been writing our obituary in our head today?
une femme said…
Leaving it on her own terms, I love that.
Oh, I'm sure she was a real person with quite a personality and presence!
VeraL said…
The CBC has a story on this. She had Alzheimer's and the kids wrote this in first person.
sensitive poet said…
What a loving way to say goodbye, even if it basically was written by her kids, it gives you the essence of what she was like!

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