Paul Drier, 60, rests his eyes as he receives a massage during his first day at Hill House Hospice in Richmond Hill, Ont. on Monday, December 9, 2019.
Drier was diagnosed with kidney failure and was later deemed medically ineligible for a kidney transplant. He made the decision to withdraw from dialysis, and considered his kidney failure as a blessing, as it allowed him the power to die when he was ready. On December 17, 12 days after he stopped dialysis, Drier passed away at hospice. Tijana Martin/ The Globe and Mail