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Sandra Martin

Sandra Martin

Sandra Martin

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Sandra Martin is a Globe columnist and the author of the award-winning book, A Good Death: Making the Most of Our Final Choices. A long-time obituary writer for The Globe, she has written the obituaries of hundreds of significant Canadians, including Pierre Berton, Jackie Burroughs, Ed Mirvish, June Callwood, Arthur Erickson, and Ken Thomson. Her book, Working the Dead Beat: 50 lives that changed Canada, was published to glowing reviews in October, 2012. Previously, she was an arts and culture writer, specializing in books for The Globe. The co-author of three books including Rupert Brooke in Canada and Card Tricks: Bankers, Boomers and the Explosion of Plastic Credit, she edited The First Man in My Life: Daughters Write about their Fathers in 2007.

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Opinion
Fight to the death: Why Canada’s physician-assisted dying debate has only just begun
ILLUSTRATION BY JON HAN
Obituary
Don Coles, 90, a revered poet who wrote mind-expanding verse
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Granny Files
Being needed is exhausting, but can be very rewarding Sandra Martin
Sandra Martin
Opinion
Honouring mothers and families of young service members lost to war a poignant part of Remembrance Day Sandra Martin
Sandra Martin
Trick-or-treating is less scary – and less rewarding – than it used to be Sandra Martin
Sandra Martin
SANDRA MARTIN
It’s time to rethink the stereotypical role of grandmothers Sandra Martin
Sandra Martin
Opinion
Even behind bars, aging prisoners deserve proper health care Sandra Martin
Sandra Martin
As grandkids head back to school, we can all learn a thing or two Sandra Martin
Sandra Martin
The Granny Files
Making the Camino trek – if not this decade, when? Sandra Martin
Sandra Martin
Finding harmony in a multigenerational home Sandra Martin
Sandra Martin
Obituary
Beloved matriarch of the Thomson family
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What happens when the kids don’t want the family cottage? Sandra Martin
Sandra Martin
One-size-fits-all definitions of motherhood leave out women worth celebrating Sandra Martin
Sandra Martin
Opinion
As lifespans increase, Canadians need to learn self-sufficiency Sandra Martin
Sandra Martin
Canada’s assisted-dying laws must be open to those with mental illness Sandra Martin
Sandra Martin
THE GRANNY FILES
Adult retraining has become a family affair Sandra Martin
Sandra Martin
The Granny Files
Spanking and other uses of force on children are not the answer Sandra Martin
Sandra Martin
With my grandkids, I’m snared once again in the magic of Charlotte’s Web Sandra Martin
Sandra Martin
The Granny Files
For children on First Nations reserves, educational choices are limited Sandra Martin
Sandra Martin
The Granny Files
Kids and roughhousing: It’s MMA (mixed maternal apprehension) Sandra Martin
Sandra Martin