'It was good': N.S. woman made most of life after cancer diagnosis
In a self-penned obituary, Bailey Matheson urged people to 'live a little' A 35-year-old Nova Scotia woman who died of cancer last week summed up her life in her self-written obituary by saying "35 years may not seem long, but it was good!"
Bailey Matheson grew up in Cape Breton, but lived in Lakeside, and was diagnosed with incurable cancer two years ago. In her obituary, Matheson thanked her family and friends for their love and support, especially after she decided to forego chemotherapy.
"My parents gave me the greatest gift of supporting my decisions with not going through chemo and just letting me live the rest of my life the way I believed it should be," she wrote. Close friend Jenn Irvine said Matheson didn't want chemotherapy to reduce the quality of the time she had left. "Bailey didn't fear death," said Irvine. "She feared more of an unlived life and leaving us behind."