Wife of British man, 80, who ended his life at Swiss Dignitas clinic slams UK's legal system

Mail Online | 2/10/2019 | George Martin For Mailonline
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The wife of a British man who flew to Switzerland last week to end his life in a Dignitas clinic has slammed the British legal system for ruining the couple's final days together.

Retired accountant Geoff Whaley, from Buckinghamshire, 80, chose to die in Switzerland on Thursday, rather than face 'immense suffering' in the end stages of the devastating condition.

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In an interview with the Express, his wife of 52 years, Ann, revealed Geoffrey 'died peacefully in her arms surrounded by family and friends'.

But she hit out at the British legal system for not allowing motor neurone-sufferer Geoffrey to die in the UK - which would have 'given them an extra three weeks in peace'.

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'If he'd had the choice of an assisted death here at home, we could have been spared this horrific ordeal,' Mrs Whaley said.

'We could have had a few more weeks or months together, as Geoff would not need to be physically able to travel.

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'We could have spent the last three weeks in peace, sharing memories and saying goodbye'.

Just moments before Geoffrey passed away at 10am he posted a haunting letter to the Government, calling...
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