Hilarious obituary honors 'annoying, trying' yet 'loveable' man with three wives
There would be no funeral at 'Steve's request' but instead a 'p***up' at Stafford Tavern in Brisbane's north on September 17 at 2 pm
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: In a funny obituary, a father of six was described as "annoying" to his siblings and "loveable" to his three wives.
On Wednesday, the obituary for Stephen Ralph Morris, 75, appeared in Brisbane's Courier Mail and was shared on social media. The obituary featured a picture of Morris, who passed away last Saturday, enjoying a beer. He was said to be a "mongrel" with a "larger than life" personality.
"Stephen Ralph Morris. April 23 1947, September 10 2022," the notice read. "Trying, but loving son to Norm and Gwen. Annoying, yet protective big brother to Phillip and Helen. Bewildering, yet loveable husband to Valda, Joann, Rosemary. Questionable, but ever-entertaining parenting methods to Steve and Sherry, Jodie and Terri, Clare and Liam + seven grandkids."
The obituary continued by stating that he was a "partner in crime to Daryl - AKA Dismal Dizzy" and was referred to by several of his friends as a "mongrel."
"Storyteller, poet, larger than life, life of the party! Thanks for the memories you crazy b*****d," it said. "We love you and miss you, TTFN." There would be no funeral at "Steve's request" but instead a "p***up" at Stafford Tavern in Brisbane's north on September 17 at 2 pm. "I did it my way," the tribute ended.
On Reddit, the obituary was praised for being "brilliantly written" and rapidly garnered a large number of comments, many of which supported choosing a party over a funeral.
"That's what I want instead of a funeral - everyone have a party! The Janis Joplin approach," said one commenter.
'I have already told my family I absolutely don’t want a funeral. I find them weird. I would allow a party but that’s it,' said another.
'Funerals suck,' another wrote.
Others that Morris did not know expressed a desire to attend the pub party.
"If my current plans fall through this weekend, my backup will be Stafford Tavern at 2pm wearing a fun shirt [...] despite never meeting the bloke, I feel I owe it to him," one said.
"I reckon Stephen would approve of us all turning up!" said one commenter. Another joked about Morris's partners turning up, writing, "The three wives will be there to swap notes."
It remains to be seen how many of Stephen's unknown admirers turn up at the party, scheduled for Saturday at 2 pm.