N.S. man whose dying wish was to return home passes away

A man whose dying wish was to return home to Nova Scotia one last time has passed away after a battle with cancer.

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Cameron Conrad was working in Alberta in November when he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.

The 57-year-old asked to return to Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S. so he could die at home, but transporting Conrad across the country proved challenging as he couldn’t sit on a regular flight, and getting him a special air transport would have cost about $47,000.

Hoping to fulfill his dying wish, Conrad’s family set up a GoFundMe page and hundreds of Canadians responded with donations after his story was shared on social media.

A CTV News viewer in Edmonton also saw Conrad’s story and called his son, who owns and operates Advanced Paramedic Ltd, a medevac business.

With his help, and the help of many generous Canadians, Conrad was able to fly home on Feb. 4.

His family has confirmed to CTV News that Conrad passed away Thursday evening, exactly two weeks after returning to Nova Scotia.

His family says he was grateful for the outpouring of support and happy to have been able to return home.



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