Thursday, October 8, 2020

Jack Sorenson RIP.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Katherine Sorenson
Taryn Grant reported on October 6 for CBC news that Jack Sorenson, Katherine's husband, died on Saturday, after the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal decided that they had no role in reviewing euthanasia assessments, even if a euthanasia assessment was wrong.

Katherine believed that her husband of 48 years, who was approved for (MAiD) euthanasia even though he received conflicting assessments, is not dying, has questionable capacity, and is delusional about his medical condition.

Katherine's lawyer, Hugh Scher, sought an injunction to prevent the euthanasia death. The affidavit's state that Jack was not terminally ill, that he had questionable capacity to decide and he had "delusional" beliefs concerning his medical condition.

Grant interviewed Katherine for the CBC news article. Katherine stated:
She learned of his death when the funeral home called to tell her they had his body.

She said that after months of separation, his passing was not a shock and she was doing "pretty well, considering."

"I've had a wonderful life with Jack. There have been, as with any marriage, lots of varying opinions between the spouses and I thought we did a pretty good job of reconciling two pretty opposite views," she said, referring to their difference of religion. She is a practising Christian and he had been an atheist since his early adulthood.
When communicating with Katherine, it was sad to learn that she was not informed about her husband's death until after the funeral home received him.

Katherine told CBC news that Jack probably wouldn't like that she requested that donations go to the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC), but EPC covered Katherine's legal expenses.
Donate to the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (Link) by: 
Paypal (Link),
Donate by credit card by calling the EPC office at: 1-877-439-3348, or
Send a cheque to the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, Box 25033, London ON., N6C 6A8.
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