The end, when it came, brought relief from some five years of suffering, and pre-empted additional torture from treatment for cancer, which many have described as being worse than the disease itself.

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Patrick Manning’s sister, Petronella, who is a medical doctor, said as much in her grief-stricken state.

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And his wife Hazel, who stood solidly at his side during the worst of times, both physically and politically, absorbed the shock of his death with aplomb.

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He could not have asked for a more dignified departure from life.

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Death is an inevitability that shadows us from birth, but most of us only think about it as we grow older.

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I know only too well, having chalked up 70 last March, six months ahead of Patrick’s due date.

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I have come to terms with my mortality to the extent that my family knows exactly how I want my remains to be disposed of, unceremoniously, I should add.

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But this is about Manning, not me.

 

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