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Late Canucks fan has the last laugh in obituary

Russell George Atkins had a great sense of humour.
One Twitter user said it was "the best obituary."

A longtime Canucks fan got the last laugh in an obituary published in the Campbell River Mirror earlier this month.

Victoria man Russell George Atkins died on Jan. 13.

But the last line in his obituary has some Canucks fans laughing for the dig at the team's losing streak: "Russell would’ve liked to have had 6 of the Vancouver Canucks to be his pallbearers so they could have let him down one more time."

In addition to fans, the obituary caught the attention of Vancouver radio personality Drex, who retweeted the obit with: "I guess this Canucks fan got the last laugh."

Atkins is survived by his daughter Kirsten Billings, and the rest of his family.