Okay, the Australian won't let me look at an obituary that is two freaking days old. So I'll just crib it:
One of Australia's last remaining World War I veterans, 104-year-old Robert Dunford, has died.
Mr Dunford, a gunner with the 1st Division Ammunition Column, died at a nursing home in Sydney last night.
With the passing of Mr Dunford, only eight Australian World War I veterans remain alive.
Mr Dunford was enjoying an early evening whisky when he died.
Mr Dunford arrived in France as the armistice was being signed, but stayed a year on the Western Front, cleaning up the battlefields of France and Belgium.
The 19-year old enlisted in April 1918 and arrived in England for training in August of that year before heading to France.
On his return to Australia in October 1919, Mr Dunford worked as a dairy farmer before studying accountancy. Later in life he and his wife Thelma ran newsagencies in [New South Wales].
In 2000, Mr Dunford was presented with the 80th anniversary remembrance medal.
He is survived by two children, eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. His funeral will be on [Monday, May 12].
-- The Australian, May 9, 2003
What a tremendous life. And, at his advanced age, short of being shot by a jealous husband, I can't think of a better way to go.
Rest in Peace, Mr Dunford. You've more than earned it.