78-year-old Marcel Tremblay plans to attend his own wake this evening with 50 friends and relatives in Ottawa before committing suicide.
He suffers from a number of health problems, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a lung condition that leaves him unable to breathe properly.
He believes that he will eventually die from not being able to breathe, and wakes up every morning wishing he had died the night before.
This is a very sad story and a very difficult decision to make. His family surely must have mixed emotions regarding his decision, because they know how much he has suffered from his sickness. On the positive side, they have known about his decision for a few months and have been given ample opportunity to say their goodbyes. Sometimes it makes it hard when somebody close to you passes away if you didn’t get to say goodbye.
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