Instead of flowers, the late Jess Bowness would like you to pressure politicians to pass right-to-die legislation.
When the 89-year-old was diagnosed with incurable stage four breast cancer, she wanted to end her life, but legislation would not allow it. So the diabetic decided she’d stop taking her insulin. Jess Bowness died March 3rd.
“Diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, quadruple bypass surgery, neuropathy, memory loss and the very recent discovery of undiagnosed stage four breast cancer… she’d had enough,” reads her obituary in the Winnipeg Free Press.
“Nothing was going to improve her quality of life at this point,” her son Gordon Bowness told BuzzFeed Canada. He went on to tell BuzzFedd that while it was hard for the family to hear of her decision to stop taking insulin, they also felt incredibly proud of her.
You can find her obituary here.