This is a very personal podcast for me. Audrey Parker has been a close friend since the mid-1980s.
Audrey is, as you will hear, a remarkable woman.
She was born in the Annapolis Valley into a family of modest means but she always felt there was a very different path for her.
Recently, Audrey has drawn considerable attention for her advocacy for Medical Assistance In Dying or MAID.
The past two years, since she was diagnosed with cancer, have been some of Audrey’s richest days.
This interview is from two weeks ahead of Audrey’s planned death. Her attitude and approach to death are both pragmatic and passionate.
What was perhaps most striking about this conversation is the juxtaposition of Audrey’s enthusiasm and zest for life and her impending self-determined death.
It’s an exploration of her life and of her approach to cancer and for her the inevitability of her death.
Please enjoy this candid conversation with my fabulous dying friend, Audrey Parker.