• We always concentrate on the positive side of things, but reality says that we are all going to die one day....

    Asked by GregP_WN on Saturday, June 29, 2019

    We always concentrate on the positive side of things, but reality says that we are all going to die one day....

    We hope it's not today, but it will be one day. Suppose you know that your day is coming, what kind of language do you want your obituary to say about how you died with cancer?
    He/She "lost her battle with cancer"?
    Died from cancer?
    Was taken by cancer?
    Fought hard but lost?
    Was brave until the end?
    Or do you have something in mind?

    19 Answers from the Community

    19 answers
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      "He believed. He suffered well."

      20 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      This is what I want said at my memorial: “She raged against the light to the end....Actually, to be honest, she raged against SO many things, it was hard for all of us to keep listening. But we will all miss her.”

      20 days ago
    • Created07's Avatar
      Created07

      Her light shined so bright, her daughters saw a sparkle in the sky five months after she died and said, with a smile, " There goes Mama!".

      20 days ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      I don't know what will take me in the end but I do know that if I were to be buried (I'm not, plans are for cremation and then sprinkled) that I would want the headstone to say simply, "She was kind."

      20 days ago
    • Julianna's Avatar
      Julianna

      She fought with all her strength.

      20 days ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      Like Bug, I will not have a head stone. I will be cremated, like my husband. I will probably have in my obituary that cancer was involved in some way. What I definitely want it to say is, "She loved her family more than anything." Then I want my ashes scattered in Ocean City, NJ,my most favorite place in the world.

      19 days ago
    • PattyMarie's Avatar
      PattyMarie

      In the very beginning, some thought that maybe I didn't have much wrong with me since you can't see anything wrong on the outside of me at diagnosis. So back then I had decided that I wanted "I Told You I Was Sick!"

      19 days ago
    • Teachertina's Avatar
      Teachertina

      I too will be cremated and ashes scattered on the waters of Emerald Isle , NC. I want someone to say “The difference she made in this world is in the faces of her family, friends, all the children, parents and staff she worked with throughout her teaching career. She left this world a better place for us all. “. Cancer really has nothing to do with all that. I might go from lots of other things, like an accident or heart attack. Everyone will know what gets me either way.

      19 days ago
    • Molly72's Avatar
      Molly72

      "I told you I was sick!"

      18 days ago
    • Molly72's Avatar
      Molly72

      Oops PattyMarie--- I didn't see your clever quote!
      Did you know that quote is on a tombstone in the Key West grave yard?

      18 days ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Molly and Patty, I've seen that one before and always thought that there are a few people that could use that one. Some people have relatives and friends that for some reason think that they aren't really sick. Like, it's only cancer....how bad could you be???

      18 days ago
    • cheryncp's Avatar
      cheryncp

      I don't call myself anything but I think of myself as someone living with cancer just like millions of others.

      18 days ago
    • cheryncp's Avatar
      cheryncp

      I will be cremated so no headstone but I would like to be remembered as kind and determined.

      18 days ago
    • cheryncp's Avatar
      cheryncp

      I don't call myself anything but I think of myself as someone living with cancer just like millions of others.

      18 days ago
    • Paperpusher's Avatar
      Paperpusher

      Cremation here too so no tombstone. We're planning to put a park bench with a dedication plaque where hubby played football. He's still in touch with the team. Their slogan is Otis born, Otis bred and when I'm gone, I'll be Otis dead. Somewhere we have to work in the Dallas Cowboys too. lol

      18 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Hi again! I misrepresented the Dylan Thomas poem, and this has been nagging at me: I meant to say, “She raged against the dying of the light.” Btw, I, too, will be cremated.

      15 days ago
    • PattyMarie's Avatar
      PattyMarie

      No worries Molly, I don't claim ownership of that quote, I saw it online somewhere.

      8 days ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      She was graceful in her going.

      7 days ago
    • Throatless' Avatar
      Throatless

      I want to come riding up to my gravesite on my motorcycle and slide in sideways, jump off and say, "WOW, WHAT A RIDE!"

      7 days ago

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