Thursday 19 January 2017

A friend for the final journey

Published 06/02/2012 | 05:00

I have wanted to write a letter about death for some time.

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I was present at the death of my father, mother and beloved uncle -- all of whom passed away in the last decade. It meant a great deal to me that none of these dear people died alone.

I remember their last words and their final breaths. I was privileged to be a part of their final journeys. The most difficult journeys I have ever undertaken with another person.

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