A Canadian man penned a hilarious obituary remembering his ‘penny-pincher’ mother, Margaret Marilyn DeAdder (pictured)
A Canadian man penned a hilarious obituary remembering his ‘penny-pincher’ mother who is survived by three ‘ungrateful sons,’ granddaughters who ‘could do no wrong’ and a brother who owes her $600.
Margaret Marilyn DeAdder was a ‘professional clipper of coupons, baker of cookies, terror behind the wheel, champion of the underdog, ruthless card player, and self-described
She died on January 19, 2021, at the age of 78.
In the obituary, DeAdder, who referred to his mother as Marilyn, wrote: ‘She excelled at giving the finger, taking no sh*t and laughing at jokes, preferably in the shade of blue.
‘She did not excel at suffering fools, hiding her disdain, and putting her car in reverse,’ he joked.
According to DeAdder, his mother loved painting, quilting, baking, gardening, hiking and ‘arson’.
‘Marilyn liked to volunteer and give back to the community. She was a lifelong volunteer at the Capital Theatre in downtown Moncton, which her sons suspected was her way of seeing all the shows for free,’ DeAdder said.
DeAdder continued: ‘Marilyn is survived by her three ungrateful sons, Michael (Gail), Paul and David (Trudy), whose names she never got completely right, and whose jokes she didn’t completely understand.
Margaret Marilyn DeAdder was a ‘professional clipper of coupons, baker of cookies, terror behind the wheel, champion of the underdog, ruthless card player, and self-described Queen B**ch’, according to her obituary written by her son Michael DeAdder
‘She did not excel at suffering fools, hiding her disdain, and putting her car in reverse,’ DeAdder joked. According to DeAdder, his mother loved painting, quilting, baking, gardening, hiking and ‘arson’. DeAdder’s brother is pictured with their mother (left)
‘She loved them very much, even though at least one of them would ruin Christmas every year by coming home with facial hair, and never forgot that one disastrous Christmas in which all three sons showed up with beards. Everything she did, she did for her sons.’
He then wrote that Marilyn is also survived by her three granddaughters 19-year-old Meaghan, 16-year-old Bridget and five-year-old Madelyn.
‘While her sons committed unspeakable crimes against humanity, her granddaughters could do no wrong.
‘While her sons grew up on root vegetables and powdered milk (funneled directly into the bag to hide the fact that it was powdered, fooling nobody), her granddaughters were fed mountains of sugary snacks as far as the eye could see, including her world-famous cookies and cinnamon rolls. Her love for them was unmatched,’ DeAdder shared.
He added: ‘Marilyn is survived by her sisters, Melda and Linda, and her brother, Lloyd, who still owes her $600* (*inside family joke – sorry, Lloyd).
‘Marilyn, ever the penny-pincher, decided to leave this world on the day Moncton went into red-alert, her sons believe, to avoid paying for a funeral. But, on the other hand, she always said that she didn’t want a funeral, she wanted an Irish wake.
DeAdder told CBC that he wanted to add some humor to his mother’s (left and right) obituary because the standard ones are ‘depressing and cold’
He also said: ‘I doubt I’d be a cartoonist without the mom I had’
‘She didn’t want everybody moping around, she wanted a party. Marilyn will get her Celebration of Life when COVID-19 is over. We love you, mom, a bushel and a peck. A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck,’ DeAdder wrote.
He also said: ‘I doubt I’d be a cartoonist without the mom I had.’
In a tweet announcing her death at the time, DeAdder wrote: ‘Women often say they are a strong women [sic] because a strong woman raised them. I and my brothers are strong men because a strong woman raised us. She died early this morning. I love you, mom.’
DeAdder revealed that his mother died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.