I confess to liking a bit of humour and wit in epitaphs on headstones and plaques, butI may be wrong;  Adelaide cemetery administrators felt compelled to remove a grave stone that attracted the attention and complaints of passers by.

9News reports Enfield Memorial Park in Adelaide's north removed the headstone at the grave  of Peter Bridge, who died battling cystic fibrosis all of his life of 33 years.  His father told 9News that "Why so serious?" was one of Peter Bridge's favourite sayings, so they made sure it was inscribed into the headstone. The headstone also included a small photo of Peter sticking up his middle finger, something that was very much in keeping with his  character, a family member said.

Mr Bridge senior has started an online petition to the Enfield Memorial Park to get his son's headstone back, which has so far attracted more than 600 signatures.
 
The Bridge family was also a bit annoyed because it alleges the cemetery authority didn't consult them before removing the headstone.
 
Adelaide Cemeteries Authority Chief Operating Officer Michael Robertson told nine.com.au that the cemetery had received several complaints about the headstone.
 
"We had some written complaints and we had some telephone complaints in regards to the site," Mr Robertson said, adding that the authority had tried to get in contact with the Bridge family before removing the headstone.
 
"We did try and contact his family via phone and left voicemail messages for them."
 
 

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 Postscript: One of my favourite epitaphs  remains the one on a plaque in the Shoalhaven Lawn Cemetery in NSW, "Life's like a roll of toilet paper, the closer it gets to the end the faster it goes"