Grandma’s final dig at Trump from beyond the grave

Ms Smith’s obituary included a not-so-subtle dig at 45th US President.

Donald Trump making a funny face

What will your obituary say? Grandmother Elizabeth Smith passed away in the US last week, but before she went, she had one last thing to say about Donald Trump.

The 87-year-old Connecticut grandmother’s passing was published in a touching newspaper obituary, which mentioned her love of travelling to Yellowstone Park, hiking in the Canadian Rockies and white water rafting in West Virginia.

It also included a not-so-subtle dig at the country’s 45th President, Donald Trump. Ms Smith’s family took the opportunity to make her political views known, including the line, “Liz is smiling now, not to be living during the Trump presidency.”

Her daughter, Deborah, said that her mother had seen a similar gibe made in somebody else’s obituary and thought it was a good idea.

Another American woman, Mary Anne Noland, who passed away during the Presidential Election last year, had her family write another entertaining death notice:

“Faced with the prospect of voting either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God on Sunday.”

Finally, grandmother Ruth, 86, choose to go out with a bang, leaving instructions in her will to include a jab at President Trump in her obituary.

“She enjoyed riding horses, crocheting pillows for her grandchildren, and cooking her signature pasta casserole. As stipulated in her will, Ruth wanted to make sure her obituary included this final line: “If you vote for Donald Trump, you seriously must be a f******g dumb a**.”

These women prove that Donald Trump just cannot escape scrutiny, even from beyond the grave.




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    23rd Feb 2017
    86-year old Ruth's language is probably a reflection of her level of intelligence. The fact that Elizabeth Smith's family are ungracious enough to make politics a part of their personal bereavement notice gives a similar impression.
    23rd Feb 2017
    I fully agree
    23rd Feb 2017
    Why should choice of language reflect level of intelligence? She probably thought her language was appropriate given the subject-matter, and I agree with her. And why is it "ungracious" to make politics part of an obituary? (It was not a "personal bereavement notice", by the way.) Virtually verything is political in some way, and to ignore one of the deceased's passions would be just as political. It's rather refreshing, in my view, to have a last dig at a political opponent in the obituary. Might do it meself. Beware, Howard and Abbott and Turnbull and Morrison and all other lying politicians of their ilk!
    23rd Feb 2017
    The question to ask now, is she going up or down?
    With such verbatim the fiery gates becon via a one way ticket on Air Force One
    23rd Feb 2017
    Aww...too bad she won't be around to see America's renaissance....oh well, somebody will fill her in when they get to the other side...they'll let her know what she missed....
    23rd Feb 2017
    My father was incredibly politically biased. I often think he would have turned in his grave if we had seen the Prime Ministerial bun fight in the last decade.
    Everyone in the congregation would have understood perfectly if we had added a political comment.
    23rd Feb 2017
    One less foul mouthed old whinging crow for Trump to worry about. Not that he would.
    25th Feb 2017
    On my headstone I'm going to have written " See I told you I was sick and as usual you weren't listening"

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