Sylvia Henshaw

I am a retired Registered Nurse from Berwick, Nova Scotia. My interest in MAID began nearly four years ago, when Bill C-14 was being debated. At that time, Douglas, my husband of 40 years, was living with advanced Parkinson’s Disease, and desperately wanted to be a candidate for MAID. In September 2016, after a nearly three-month wait, he got his wish. Since that time, I have frequently  spoken and written about our experience, and know that what I had to say helped several others achieve death their way. The First Person Witness Council is the perfect forum to bring together those who have experience with MAID, and who wish to help others with similar interests.

I look forward to being part of a team that will provide folks with the information and confidence they need in order to choose their end-of-life option.