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Bill Bailey

It says much about Bill Bailey that he joined the British army at seventeen at the start of World War...

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John Parker

4th September 2017   Dear Member Of Parliament I write to you not as your local constituent but as a...

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Ian Smith

Ian Smith, as told by his daughter Julie Wearing-Smith   On 2 September 2015, after writing a letter each to...

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Samantha Lancey

I’m sitting here in tears because I don’t even know where to start, I cannot understand as human beings how...

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Alex Ingwersen

As a young bloke, my Dad was a talented sports-person. He played football with the Melbourne Football Club and was...

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Beverley Randall

Beverley Randall didn't tell her family when she was diagnosed with lung cancer because she didn't want to worry them....

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Jane Morris

“I promise you, you will not suffer at the end.” These words will resonate in my ears forever. After delivering...

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Mark Eskdale

My life partner, Mark Brennan, was born in 1948, and ended his life on 9 February 2014. After years of...

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Andrew Carswell

Andrew Carswell was an award-winning musician with innovative bands such as Not Drowning, Waving and My Friend The Chocolate Cake....

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Ken Woodger

Phyllis Woodger remembers the taxi pulling up outside her Frankston home. It was 2005 and her husband of more than...

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Guiseppe Coco

Giuseppe Coco wasn’t a complicated man, nor a judgmental one, and he followed his instincts for happiness. He loved children...

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Carolyn Forster

Carolyn Forster, 48, is the queen of trivia and crosswords, devoted to her cats and her friends and in love...

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Heather Goldstein

My father was diagnosed with cancer of the lower oesophagus and stomach after collapsing in the street due to anaemia. At...

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Lynne Wannan

  I want to be able to choose. Until, early 2016, Lynne Wannan was the ‎Director, Office for the Community...

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Neville Galpin

My dad was a saw-miller all his life, and at the end it was hard to stop him from working...

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Felicity Callanan

Felicity has more than fifteen years of professional social work experience in international development contexts and within statutory government and non-government...

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Michelle Flynn

Michelle has seen a number of family members, and a former partner, end their lives, alone and desperate, because of...

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Peter Williams

You’ll find Peter B. Williams, 64, at the Shamrock Hotel in Echuca, Thursday nights, where he runs the trivia quiz....

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Lee Naish

I am a man, fifty-seven years old. My life is filled with love and happiness due to my partner, child,...

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Betty Ogle

"Can I have an injection now?"  My mother asked her very dedicated G.P. at her bedside - "No" was the...

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Kass Hall

Kass Hall says she has been living on borrowed time for 27 years. At 12 she was diagnosed with a...

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Kelly Arnett Somerville

Kelly Arnett Somerville's mother Eileen Keogh had talked about voluntary assisted dying from the beginning. She knew she was going...

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Justine Martin

It was six years ago when Justine Martin was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a degenerative illness that left her with...

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Greg Sims

Friends, my story will take about four minutes to read.  I’m asking you to be brave enough to read about...

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Albert Leonzini

Sandra Morris never felt ready to say goodbye to her partner of over 40 years, but their last moments together...

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Ann Woodger

My father asked me whether he could end his life My father was 59 years old when he first experienced...

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Geoffrey Derrick Hampstead Wood

Father loved to do practical things and that included building houses.  At the time fibro was a popular choice for...

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Bill Grace

I guess the best place to start is where ‘our’ journey all began. It was Winter 2013 and Bill hadn’t...

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Alastair Lucas

My beautiful Dad, Alastair, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer when he was 62 years old. The tumour spanned across...

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Betty Swanton

I am exasperated, devastated, and relieved. I’ve experienced these emotions during the recent death of my mother. She said, in...

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Chris Kable

In January 2016 my mother was diagnosed with stage 5 peritoneal cancer - a type of cancer that was both...

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Anne Holland-Atkins

My mother, Anne Holland, had Parkinson's disease. She knew that this would eventually kill her but she wanted to get...

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Kate Roach

  “You wouldn’t let your dog suffer the way I am suffering” Those were the words my maternal grandfather said...

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Peter Short

My name is Elizabeth Short. Over the last 11 years I have lost three close family members to cancer, and...

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Colin Wragg

My name is Susan and I was Colin’s full time carer for over 9 years. We were married for 5...

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I.S.

  My mother-in-law suffered from multiple myeloma, a very painful bone cancer. For the last three years of her life...

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L.P.

Joyce My mother Joyce was born 18th January 1927 and passed 16 February 2016. Mum was a very quiet but...

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M Blowes

My mother passed away in 2002 at age of 82. She was an asthmatic from 6 months of age & never...

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Catherine Bainbridge

Anniversary Ten years ago, my partner died by his own hand in the best possible circumstances. He had suffered prostate...

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Ray Godbold

I am a 59 year old R.N. Division 1 nurse with 34 years' experience and throughout my whole career I had...

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