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Betty Anne Gagnon, 48, was blind and mentally handicapped. She died alone under horrific, unthinkable circumstances.
Marilyn Lane, 42, who from childhood suffered from Downs Syndrome,
burned to death in an unlicensed, unmonitored Capilano group home.
Both, were not under the protection of the Public Guardian or under
However, in our world, we continue to witness an epidemic of persons
being detained, placed under guardianship & trusteeship, all in the
name of protection and care.
It is noteworthy however, that these detained persons are seniors,
all of whom have estates and bank accounts, some have massive bank
Both Gaumont and Lane were penniless, they had no estate.
They had no economic value to prospective guardians, not even to
*The Office of the Public Guardian and Public Trustee, does not accept
persons who have less than $10,000.