|Alan Nichols with his brother|
Family members attempted to convince him not to undergo the procedure, but it was administered regardless. “He didn’t have a life-threatening disease," his brother Gary Nichols said to CTV News. "He was capable of getting around. He was capable of doing almost anything that you had to do to survive. I didn’t think he had a sound mind at all.” The hospital approved his request to die and would not allow his family to have any say in the matter. They attempted to argue that he was not facing imminent death and he was not of a sound mind to request assisted-suicide, but the hospital would not release documents explaining its reasoning and said that only Alan could give permission to release them, which he did not. The family is now working with the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition to achieve justice for Alan's death. Click here for more.