P.E.I. woman’s request to attend her mother’s burial in N.B. denied, leaving her heartbroken – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 202064 Views

‘I just want her to know that I’m sorry’

Jun 04, 2020

Tanya Augustine couldn’t be by her mother’s side when she died.

Augustine lives on Lennox Island First Nation, in western Prince Edward Island.

Her mother, Linda Augustine, lived in New Brunswick. In March, Linda died of complications from lung cancer only four days after going to see her doctor. She had been feeling ill and was having trouble breathing.

And while her mother’s death happened suddenly, Tanya had hoped to at least be there for the funeral at the Red Bank First Nation.

She was heartbroken when officials in New Brunswick denied her travel request.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-covid19-death-burial-border-restrictions-first-nations-1.5598010

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