Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Canadian Corrie fan writes his own obituary - regrets not knowing how Corrie ends

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog January 2018, reposted to this blog with permission.)

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has announced that a Corrie fan from Newfoundland in Canada has sadly passed away after a long struggle with colon cancer. But he left behind a master class on how to go out with style.

Shannon Churchill, who was living in Cole Harbour, Nova.Scotia, when he died, addressed his death head-on by writing his own obituary.

"My advice to you all is to make those bucket lists and to start filling them in. Life is short and it only runs out; I should know, I was only 44. So get off your butts and live those lives while you still have them and make sure you really think of what you want to matter on those last days."

Both Shannon and his wife Melissa were big fans of Corrie. Melissa said he joked about the show in his obituary because as fans know, having first started in 1960, it's not likely to end in any of our lifetimes. (CBC Media Centre)

His only (tongue-in-cheek) regret in a life lived to the fullest?  That he'll never find out how his beloved Coronation Street will end. 

You can read the full obituary below.

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