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The hospice's first resident nears his end

Former executive Andrew McCarthy was the first resident at the Kensington Hospice in Toronto. When he arrived in late August of last year, he had a life expectancy of two to three months due to colorectal cancer that had spread. He lived twice that long.

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A wedding portrait of Andrew McCarthy and his wife, Marianne Kupina, sits among other family photos on his bedside at Kensington Hospice in Toronto on Feb. 12, 2012 where Mr. McCarthy was resident.

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Marianne Kupina kisses her husband, Andrew McCarthy, after placing their cat, Marlowe, on his lap on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012.

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Marianne Kupina spends time with her husband, Andrew McCarthy, at the Kensington Hospice.

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Marianne Kupina sits with Doug the dog on her lap and husband Andrew McCarthy at her side. She has been working from home and the hospice since her husband was admitted.

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Andrew McCarthy gets a visit from his nieces and nephew on Feb. 12, 2012. His brother-in-law Stewart Molinari lifts daughter Christina, 5, to give her uncle a kiss as Nicole, 13, Matthew, 12, and Jennifer, 7, look on.

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Matthew covers his ears while sisters Christina and Jennifer sing karaoke for their uncle Andrew McCarthy at the Kensington Hospice on Feb. 12, 2012.

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Marianne Kupina shares a moment with her husband, Andrew McCarthy, at the Kensington Hospice in Toronto on Feb. 7, 2012. He died at the hospice on Feb. 20, 2012.

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