Ann Pecenka, the stoic 81-year-old Chilliwack woman profiled in a Times story in November about dying and the need to prepare-and talk about-the inevitable, died Saturday with her son and granddaughter at her bedside.
Pecenka, who had terminal brain cancer, approached her coming death with a matter-of-fact bluntness when she spoke to the Times in September.
"I know it's a fact of life and we all have to go sooner or later," she said at the time. "I'm not sorry that I'm here. I've got a very good attitude and I can deal with things."
Watch for her obituary in a future edition of the Times.