Euthanasia campaigner Lecretia Seales' funeral to be held today

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Friends and family of euthanasia campaigner and lawyer Lecretia Seales will today farewell her in Wellington.

She lost both her battle with cancer and the fight to end her life but brought the right to die debate into the public eye.
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The 42-year-old took her plea to have the right to choose when to die to the High Court, but was rebuffed, with the judge saying only Parliament could change the law in that area.

Ms Seales had an inoperable brain tumour and husband Matt Vickers had joined her in her campaign, which has resulted in growing support for parliamentary debate on the topic.

Outside of work, she also loved cooking, singing and dancing the tango. She studied four different languages.

On TVNZs Sunday programme she said the happiest day of her life was her wedding to Matt.

Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Professor John Burrows are some of the high profile lawyers who will be speaking at the funeral.

The funeral is at 2pm at Saint Pauls Cathedral, which looms over Parliament in Wellington.

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