GRIEVING HUSBAND SLEPT NEXT TO HIS WIFE’S DEAD BODY FOR A WEEK

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Russell Davison and his wife Wendy

 Russell Davison and his wife Wendy Credit: Caters

 

  • Russell Davison kept his wife’s dead body in their home for almost a week until he finally decided to take her to the crematorium to say his final goodbye.
  • I wanted us to take care of her ourselves at our family home, and have her in our bedroom so I could sleep in the same room.
  • having Wendy’s body at home and being able to sit with her all day, have her friends and family come to sit with her, chat with her, chat about her and light candles and incense on her altar proved to be such a beautiful and comforting experience for me, the boys and all who took part.

 

 

 

A heartbroken husband has told how he slept next to his dead wife’s body in the same room for six days – because he did not want her to be taken to a mortuary.

Russell Davison, 50, decided he wanted to be in control of what happened to his partner’s corpse after she passed way from cancer on April 21.

Wendy, 50, was kept in their home for almost a week until he finally decided to take her to the crematorium to say his final goodbye.

She died of cervical cancer after the family shunned traditional treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, saying they wanted to do their “own research.”

She passed away in the arms of Mr Davison and one of her two sons, Dylan, at their home in Derby where she had requested she wanted to die.

Mr Davison said after placing her in a “cocoon” he then stayed with his wife because he could’t bare the thought of her being taken away in a plastic body bag.

He even invited relatives around to sit and talk to Wendy which he said provided great comfort to the family and helped them come to terms with their loss.

Mr Davison now wants to convince others that staying close to a loved one’s dead body should nothing to be scared of.

He said: “Wendy was diagnosed with cervical cancer not long after our joint 40th birthday party at Susumi in November 2006.

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Three years ago, Russell Davison and Wendy bought a caravan and went travelling all round Europe

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