83-year-old Jefrems Ribakovs was surprised to learn that he's been dead for more than 60 years.
Rather than feeling insulted when a relative passed on the news that he died in 1944, the grandfather of three saw the funny side.
The discovery of Mr Ribakovs' death was made by his niece, Nina Mengele, who was piecing together the family tree.
She was stunned when she came across former welder Mr Ribakovs' name on the memorial in the Latvian cemetery.
Carved on the grey stone, was his date of birth – and chillingly, his death. [Link]