A Tribute Post For Suselle Boffey
Readers, campaigner Catherine Garrod shares some sad news with her Facebook friends tonight. Our mutual Facebook friend and fellow campaigner against Assisted Suicide, Suselle Boffey, recently sadly passed away.
Catherine knew her offline, so I’ll share her lovely tribute here:
Very sad to hear the news about Suselle Boffey I first met Suselle 17 years ago when I started working for the Coalition of Disabled People. She was an inspirational lady who loved travelling, campaigned for Independent Living and promoted disabled people’s rights whereever she went. She had a great sense of humour, a real determination and zest for life. But I will remember her most for her involvement in the campaign against Assisted Suicide. A couple of years ago Suselle took part in a debate in the Scottish Parliament against Margo Macdonald and spoke with such dignity and eloquence about why disabled people should be assisted to live not die. Suselle won the hearts and minds of everyone in the room that day including several MSPs. She will be greatly missed by so many. xxx
RIP Suselle Boffey. Thank you for your Facebook friendship and for all you did for Disability Rights.
My thoughts are with all affected by Suselle’s sad death.