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“With something like COVID-19, it’s so evident how important it is to have these discussions around end of life because you don’t know what’s going to happen and you don’t think it’s going to be you until it is you,” she said. “I think that it’s still a bit of a taboo, scary subject to discuss but even if we can begin to get some sort of conversation going around it, it’s so important.”

April 16 is advance care planning day across the country and as COVID-19 cases increase, Dying with Dignity is hoping to raise awareness around the importance of personal directives.

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Kevin Wilson, Beltline Safeway store manager, poses for a photo on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Azin Ghaffari/PostmediaKevin Wilson, Beltline Safeway store manager, poses for a photo on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Azin Ghaffari/Azin Ghaffari/Postmedia

Grocery store workers celebrated as ‘heroes’

Grocery store workers are being celebrated worldwide as they take on the role of essential service providers during the COVID-19 crisis. They are on the front line with nurses, doctors, paramedics, police officers, firefighters and others.

But it’s not a role they expected to play.

“It’s a stressful time. It’s a time like no other. Some of us have worked in a grocery store for five years, some of us have worked in a grocery store close to 40 years and there’s never been a time like this,” said Kevin Wilson, manager of the Beltline Safeway.

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