May 27, 2015


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Susan Griffiths dies in Switzerland

A Winnipeg woman died this morning after an assisted suicide at a Switzerland clinic.

Susan Griffiths, 72, died just before 7 a.m. CST, according to a CBC report.

Susan Griffiths in her Winnipeg home in April before leaving for Switzerland to end her life.

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Susan Griffiths in her Winnipeg home in April before leaving for Switzerland to end her life. Photo Store

Griffiths had suffered from Multiple Systems Atrophy, a rare, incurable brain disease. Rather than endure a slow death, she chose an assisted suicide in Zurich.

In Canada, assisted suicides are against the law.

Griffiths was surrounded by many family members at the Dignitas clinic in Zurich. Dignitas is a non-profit organization offering end-of-life assistance to the terminally ill.

To read Lindor Reynolds' column today on Griffiths, click here.

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