Usually when a loved one passes friends and family come together to compile a heartfelt death notice full of compassion and praise for their dearly departed.
However, in a unique turn of events one woman decided to construct her own incredible farewell and funeral invitation.
Jean Hedley, 91, pre-wrote her death notice published in the Northern Echo last week and made light of the situation, adding a bit of humour and stating she had “finally popped her clogs”.
The woman from the small town of Ferryhill in England, went on to say that she wanted only smiles and happy memories at her funeral.
“Jean Hedley would like to say to all her loving family and friends that she has finally popped her clogs and gone to be with Ted, her loving late husband who she has missed terribly for 25 years,” she wrote.
“Don’t be sad, she was ready, it was time to go… there are to be no flowers, no tears, no sad poems or hymns.”
She ended the notice by thanking her family and friends for their love and support throughout her life and reminding them that she will miss them all dearly.
This is not the first time someone has taken an unconventional route when it comes to death. Back in October one daughter’s hilarious obituary for her father sent the internet into meltdown as she described his adventurous and mysterious life.
The comedic obituary about 71-year-old Rick Stein became an internet sensation after it was published on the Chandler Funeral Home and Crematory website by his daughter Alex Walsh.
“Rick Stein, 71, of Wilmington was reported missing and presumed dead on September 27, 2018 when investigators say the single-engine plane he was piloting, The Northrop, suddenly lost communication with air traffic control and disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Rehoboth Beach,” the obituary read.
“Philadelphia police confirm Stein had been a patient at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he was being treated for a rare form of cancer… Authorities say they believe Stein took an Uber to the Philadelphia airport where they assume he somehow gained access to the aircraft.”
The piece detailed how confused the family were to hear he had flown a plane as he wasn’t even a pilot and instead, according to them, spent time working in varying and exciting jobs.
In the end the truth was revealed, with the moment no doubt bringing tears to the eyes of many.
“That is one story,” the obituary continued. “Another story is that Rick never left the hospital and died peacefully with his wife and his daughter holding tightly to his hands.”