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Belleville, IL, resident Robin Porch's obituary states: “With Trump as president, Canada wasn’t far enough, so she moved to Heaven.” Her daughters said their grief is softened by the obit humor that their mom, a feminist and Hillary Clinton supporter, would have appreciated. She died on either Inauguration Day or the night after. drieck@bnd.com
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Canada? Not far enough away from Trump for this woman. It’s heaven instead.

January 26, 2017 08:26 AM

UPDATED January 27, 2017 07:09 AM

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