(CBC) After spending 67 years together as devoted husband and wife, there was no question how Floyd and Violet Hartwig would end their lives — together.
Sensing the couple were close to death, their children pushed their two hospice beds together and gently placed their father's hand in the mother's palm.
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Floyd, 90, died first. Violet, 89, followed five hours later. They died Feb. 11 at home, just as they had wished, the family said.
"They wanted to go together," their daughter, Donna Scharton, said Thursday. "It was meant to be that way."