I do not know Harry Stamps. He is not one of my ancestors. I came across his obituary this week because it has gone viral on the web. Even CNN has run stories on their website about his obituary. It has been nominated as one of the best obituaries ever.
When I read the obituary, my first thought was, “I hope my obituary is this great!” Along with great details, the obituary is a celebration. It is funny and touching at the same time. You really get a feel for the man and the life he led.
The obituary is currently on the Sun Herald website. It was written by Harry’s daughter, Amanda Lewis. You can reach it here – Harry Stamps Obituary.