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Man Granted Dying Wish To Have B*****d On His Funeral Hearse

Stewart Perrie

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Man Granted Dying Wish To Have B*****d On His Funeral Hearse

There's a virtually endless list of things that people might want to have done just before or after their death. Some might want to go to the beach one last time, others might want to have doves released at their funeral.

But Mike Stubbs was clearly a humorous bloke who wanted people to laugh during his funeral. He died earlier this month in Cumbria after a long bout of cancer, and as his next-door-neighbour Mike Brennan commented on Facebook, 'you couldn't wish to have met a lovelier guy'.

As mourners finished the funeral, some might have been a bit shocked when they saw the funeral hearse pull up.

A gorgeous floral arrangement read out the word 'BASTARD', which, to be fair, is pretty hilarious. Tracey Lazonby, from Final Journey Funeral Directors, told the Mirror: "When the family approached us, they didn't think it would be possible and we explained that we could arrange that for them.

"We have some unusual requests but never had anything like this before.

"When I approached the florist, he said that he had done the job for 23 years but had never done anything like this before."

On their Facebook page, they claim that John wanted to replicate his favourite memory of the TV show The League of Gentleman.

Well-wishers on the social media site have definitely appreciated the sense of humour, with Lisa saying: "How absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful and humorous way to go out. What a thoroughly [interesting] fellow he must have been in life. And showing his sense of fun would have really helped those that loved him. I know it did at my husband's funeral."

Helen added: "Brilliant. Why should one's funeral be all sad? It's a celebration of a life that has passed but a time to remember the person as he or she was. Defo, that's the way I'd like to go out."

The post has been liked more than three thousand times and shared by more than a thousand people. Some have also shared their weird funeral moments - Facebook user Frauke commented: "I went to an amazing funeral in Cumbria once where the lady was brought into the crematorium in a cardboard coffin, dressed with a Smirnoff vodka bottle flower wreath, to the tune of 'Hey Big Spender'. It was a terrific celebration of her life with smiles and tears and it reflected her spirit when she was alive."

There are plenty of ways to leave this world - may as well put a smile on people's faces on the way out.

Featured Image Credit: Final Journey Funerals

Topics: Funeral

Stewart Perrie
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