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Daily Mail

An elderly man drove for 225 miles with the body of his dead wife beside him in the passenger seat.

The Canadian couple were returning home early from a holiday in Oregon after the 75-year-old woman had begun experiencing health problems.

But she died during the journey close to the town of Pasco, Washington.

Dead end: The Canadian man drove 220 miles with his dead wife beside him as they returned home from a holiday in OregonDead end: The Canadian man drove 220 miles with his dead wife beside him as they returned home from a holiday in Oregon

Her 71-year-old husband told police that he had carried on driving because he simply didn’t know what to do.

About 20 miles south of Canada he pulled over to call authorities to find out whether he could cross the border with her.

» 24 Comments

  1. joeclark77

    December 20th, 2011

    Well, what would YOU have done? Drop her off at the next exit, then spend days and thousands of dollars doing the paperwork and hiring some kind of licensed international cadaver transport company to bring her home? The man is 71, he knows how the US and Canadian governments are.

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  2. Buddy

    December 20th, 2011

    Sad story and I agree with joeclark77.

    Now for kicks, imagine this story involving the Meheecan border.

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  3. super toe

    December 20th, 2011

    220 miles is nothing. Think of the dead weight Biden
    has been carrying around between his ears all these years.

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  4. Troy

    December 20th, 2011

    Weekend at Bernie’s eh?
    I agree, what else could you do?
    At least she shut up and quit yapping about his driving skills!

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  5. Tim

    December 20th, 2011

    Why couldn’t he have been married to Michael Moore?

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  6. commenter

    December 20th, 2011

    aw… bless his heart. this is so sad. poor guy. seriously, before you rip on him, just try for two seconds to have some empathy and remember the christmas spirit.

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  7. Tim

    December 20th, 2011

    Maybe he was trying to get her back to Canada on time for that tonsillectomy appointment she made when she was 12?

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  8. dude

    December 20th, 2011

    I am with joeclark77 on this one. I could not imagine the painful drive this man took. I would trust myself rather than the gobberment in transporting her. I pray for him.

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  9. TooMuchTime

    December 20th, 2011

    All he had to do was to put her in the back seat in a fetal sleeping position and cover her with a blanket or coat. Then tell the border folks she was sleeping and could they please keep the noise down!

    They would have been whisked right through.

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  10. innominatus

    December 20th, 2011

    Eastern Washington isn’t exactly The Big City, but, ahem, there *are* doctors and hospitals and ambulances, etc. if you look hard enough.

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  11. joeclark77

    December 20th, 2011

    What is a doctor or hospital going to do with a dead body that the funeral home in Canada can’t do?

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  12. innominatus

    December 20th, 2011

    >>>The Canadian couple were returning home early from a holiday in Oregon after the 75-year-old woman had begun experiencing health problems.

    Call me a cold heartless POS, but I think calling a doc at the onset of her condition (*before* she died) may have been the prudent action! Even if had some massive and immediate heart failure or something, would not a 911 call have been appropriate? Just continuing to tool down the highway w/o even trying to get help seems fishy.

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  13. The Doktor

    December 20th, 2011

    Out of the country and a few hours from home, in your 70s, your dear wife passed away NEXT to you. I’m not sure that many people would do better than to keep on driving. I would have – just to get my beloved HOME.

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  14. Goldenfoxx

    December 20th, 2011

    Poor guy once he got over the border, would have some explaining to do to the authorities. Like “why didn’t you go to the nearest hospital, or pull over and call the ambulance?” IMHO the guy was negligent. JMHO.

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  15. St. Burrolas

    December 20th, 2011

    Why did the guy drive 200 miles with his dead wife in the car?

    Because he was finally winning an argument.

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  16. LadyGun12

    December 20th, 2011

    Weird, but also very sad.

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  17. Moe Tom

    December 20th, 2011

    Joe Clark, Doc, Yes I agree get her to the local funeral parlour. I would hope she would do as much for me.

    RIP.

    Then there was the 75 year old stopped for speeding in Oregon:
    Officer: Sir your wife fell out of the car twenty mile back, I been tryin’to stop you.

    Man: Gee Officer I thought I dun went deaf, thank you sir.

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  18. Ricky

    December 20th, 2011

    Except for the extra 220 miles.. Dead Canadians is an every day occurrence here in Florida.
    What amazes me about the Canadians is that they tip at their restaurants in Canada, then they vacation down here and don’t tip at all, the cheap bastards!
    Thank God Canada has a law about living up there 6 months out of the year to keep their medical benefits.

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  19. Tom Atoe

    December 20th, 2011

    She was so quiet, for a change, he forgot she was there.

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  20. FreeMan - Save us Sarah

    December 20th, 2011

    Good point Burr – He must have known she was dead when he was able to speak his mind after 30+ years.

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  21. St. Burrolas

    December 20th, 2011

    Hhmmmm. So you think he’s headed over to the in laws to offer them a ride too?

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  22. F.D.R. in Hell

    December 20th, 2011

    Sounds like Eleanor…in bed…on our honeymoon.

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  23. Vinny the Redneck

    December 21st, 2011

    Have you ever been to Pasco? It’s like Mexico. Go downtown and all the store fronts are in Spanish. Granted, Kennewick and Richland are right there. I’d take my chances else where. I feel for this man and his family. Very sad to say the least. Hell, I’d probably have done the same thing this gentleman did.

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  24. Mr. Soylent Greenjeans

    December 21st, 2011

    God bless them. That poor man.

    I remember once in nmy youth when neighbors were shocked and / or titillated by a local news stroy about a 90 year old lady in our town who had evidently been sleeping beside the body of her husband who had passed away months before. Maybe it was the climate but instead of decomposing he seemed to be mummified. Some people were horrified but others were sympathetic – and she said the same, thing, she said, “I didn’t know what to do. He wouldn’t wake up, so I just tried to keep him covered and let him rest.’

    They had been married since they were in their teens, had no kids who ever visited or checked on them,. only had each other.

    God help us all. Every one.

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