Gillian Bennett, Dead at Noon — 2014
From: The Right to Die
At noon on August 18, 2014, eighty-three-year-old Gillian Bennett, of Bowen Island in British Columbia, took her own life. In the next several days her story was carried in the news media across the country. It was an unusual suicide, which explains the media coverage.
GARY BAUSLAUGH is the author of The Secret Power of Juries and Robert Latimer: A Story of Justice and Mercy. His writing has appeared in many publications and he has served as the president of the Humanist Association of Canada and editor of Humanist Perspectives. Gary, who holds a PhD in chemistry from McGill University, was a teacher and administrator in Canadian colleges and universities for many years. He lives in Victoria, B.C.