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Cancer Victim’s Sense of Humor Lives on in Obituary
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One man and his wife decided to put a lighthearted twist on his obituary.

Summary: Aaron Joseph Purmort, dying of cancer, sat down with his wife Nora to draft his obituary. Purmort decided to have a bit of fun with the obituary, encouraging his loved ones to remember his witty humor.

Writing a relative’s obituary can be one of the most heartwrenching experiences for those that are left behind when a family member passes away. However, reports that Aaron Joseph Purmort, who knew that he did not have long to live, sat down with his wife one evening to write his obituary, and decided to put a humorous twist on the piece.


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Purmort’s wife Nora commented, “I’ve never laughed and cried more in one sitting,” describing the collaboration. The obituary begins, “[Purmort] died peacefully at home on November 25 after complications from a radioactive spider bite that led to years of crime-fighting and a year long battle with a nefarious criminal named Cancer, who has plagued our society for far too long.”

Here’s an article from last year about a cancer drug.

The obituary’s lighthearted tone continues by calling Purmort “Spiderman,” further stating that “his family knew him only as a kind and mild-mannered Art Director, a designer of websites and t-shirts and concert posters who always had the right cardigan and the right thing to say (even if it was wildly inappropriate).” In closing, the obituary reads, “He is survived by his parents Bill and Kim Kuhlmeyer, father Mark Purmort (Patricia, Autumn, Aly), sisters Erika and Nicole, first wife Gwen Stefani, current wife Nora and their son Ralph, who will grow up to avenge his father’s untimely death.”

This article describes a pregnant, brain-dead woman who was removed from life support.

Purmort was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer in 2011. According to Nora, “It wasn’t a war or a fight. Those things have rules. This was more like Aaron getting in the ring with the Muhammad Ali of cancers, and smiling for round after round after he got his teeth knocked out and his face rearranged.” Nora has maintained a blog of the couple’s fight through cancer, called “My Husband’s Tumor.” In addition, the A&E network will share the couple’s story as part of a documentary.

In this article from 2012, a man confessed to theft and having a fake degree in his obituary.

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