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Usually obituaries are quite sombre and reflective, but not in Norma Brewer’s case!

Norma sadly died in January aged 83, however she wanted to have the last laugh.

Instead of letting her family decide how she would be remembered, family members discovered that Norma had arranged for her obituary to say the below:

Norma Rae Flicker Brewer, a resident of Fairfield, passed away while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. She never realised her life goal of reaching the summit, but made it to the base camp. Her daughter, Donna, her dog, Mia, and her cats, came along at the last minute. There is suspicion that Mrs. Brewer died from hypothermia, after Mia ate Mrs. Brewer’s warm winter boots and socks. 

According to her daughter Donna, it was typical of her mum to be a prankster til the end, “She always had stories, many of which were not true, but [she] thought were funny”, she told the Connecticut Post.


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  1. I had a friend who wrote her own, knowing the end was near. She also wrote her husband’s, who should be here for quite a few year’s yet. I would write mine if I knew my end was near, so many things my children wouldn’t know!

  2. “Jesus loves me yes I know… ” was also the song that J.F.Kennedy and his crew sung when they were rescued.

  3. I’ve penned some of my as well as type of coffin flowers and music. No one knows you as well as yourself. Besides I don’t wish for someone else to tell a whole lot of flowery crap.l

  4. I already have. And I have specified no funeral.

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    • The funeral is not for the dead. It’s for the living. As my brother said when his best friend died when they were in their twenties. “I couldn’t believe he was dead but when there was no smart-arsed comments coming from the coffin it hit me he was truly gone”

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