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‘The last moments were beautiful’: Wife remembers firefighter who died at Swiss euthanasia clinic
When Christine Thornton said goodbye to her husband at a euthanasia clinic in Switzerland last week, he turned to her, told her he loved her, and said, “I’m going now”.
- Simone Fox Koob
They had spent four days by each other’s side, having coffee in Basel’s picturesque old town, eating cheese in the Swiss Alps and visiting the border so her husband could say he’d been to France.
“Troy said to me it was a lovely way to spend the last day on this planet,” says Ms Thornton, his wife of 17 years.
Troy Thornton, a 54-year-old career firefighter from the Mornington Peninsula, died by lethal injection a…