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Last days lived out at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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Patient Donald Parr is comforted his sons Bob Parr, centre, and Steve Parr while the family gathered for a Christmas Day celebrations at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario Toronto, Ontario, Wednesday December 25, 2013. It would be Parr's last Christmas with his family.

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Patient Donald Parr is seen in the palliative care centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario Toronto, Ontario, Wednesday December 25, 2013.

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Patient Donald Parr is seen in the palliative care centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario Toronto, Ontario, Wednesday December 25, 2013.

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Patient Donald Parr is seen in the palliative care centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario Toronto, Ontario, Wednesday December 25, 2013.

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Patient Donald Parr is seen in the palliative care centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario Toronto, Ontario, Wednesday December 25, 2013.

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Patient Nora Wright is seen at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario, December 20, 2013.

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Nora Wright flips through a scrapbook with the help of a care worker in her room at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario, December 20, 2013.

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Nora Wright looks through a scrapbook as her husband David places a blanket over her at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario, December 20, 2013.

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Patient Nora Wright is seen at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario, December 20, 2013.

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Patient Nora Wright celebrates her 10th wedding anniversary with family and friends at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario, December 20, 2013.

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Patient Nora Wright celebrates her 10th wedding anniversary with family and friends at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario, December 20, 2013.

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Patient Nora Wright is seen at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario, December 20, 2013.

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A message board in Nora Wright's room at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario, December 20, 2013. Wright died Friday January 3rd, 2014 after a long fight with cancer.

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Jodi Stevenson holds a plaster cast made from the feet of her infant daughter Briar at her home in Pickering, Ontario, Wednesday January 15, 2014. Briar and her twin sister Arwynn were born premature. While Awynn is doing well Briar unfortunately did not survive.

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