Letter: I am in charge of my own destiny

I am in my 99th year and I will like to exit on my own free will with the help of a medical doctor and family present.

To the editor:

This situation of a person dying with dignity has surfaced on TV news again and again. Let’s set a date and let a person with all their faculties use this privilege.

In my opinion, I am in my 99th year and I will like to exit on my own free will with the help of a medical doctor and family present. Why the need of critical pain to exit? At my age there is no more fun in life: I can hardly walk and see; most of my family and friends have passed away; living on old age pension is like slowly dying with critical mental pain. When my time has come to exit I will need to be referred to a medical doctor.

I will be most grateful and at 98 plus, it ought to be my decision, as a big girl, and not be accountable to any one else.

As the song says: “Let me go lover.” At my age I am in charge of my destiny.

Fern Bertrand, Kelowna


Just Posted

Former Kelowna councillor and radio talk show host Barrie Clark dies

Clark remembered as a fair-minded ‘statesman’ who saw the big picture when it came to Kelowna

Missing Kelowna woman found

Christine Olsen-Meissnitzer has been located

More than $270,000 raised for Kelowna-based hospice

10th Swinging with the Stars fundraiser for the Central Okanagan Hospice Assoc. is a big success

Getting into the swing of spring

Kelowna garden shop is busy now that spring has finally arrived

Axe the tax says Kelowna city council

City says it wants B.C.’s Speculation Tax dumped because it could have a significant impact here

Wilkie returns home with three medals in tow

Paralympic champion returns home with a gold, silver and bronze from the 2018 PyeongChang games

Golden Knights win 4-1, remain undefeated against Canucks

Vegas gets points from 12 players in dominating effort versus Vancouver

Alberta budget plans for Trans Mountain expansion

Finance Minister Joe Ceci says expected revenues will be factored into budget forecasts

Parents respond to suicide alertness workshops

SafeTalk session discusses recognition and intervention awareness

Proposed gun bill attacked by gun owners and shooting victims

The federal government tabled the bill today in order to tighten the sale and tracking of firearms

New anti-radicalization centre in the works for B.C.

Centre aims to help ‘vulnerable individuals on the path to radicalization’ before they turn to crime

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

B.C. bravery, public service honoured by Governor General Julie Payette

UVic basketball coach Kathryn Shields inducted into Order of Canada

Most Read