Robin Stransham-Ford laid to rest

He died last week, just hours before the court ruled in favour of his euthanasia application.

The 65-year-old advocate’s family and friends gathered at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Newlands to say their final goodbyes. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Family, friends and some members of Dignity South Africa on Thursday paid their last respects to Advocate Robin Stransham-Ford.

Stransham-Ford died last week, just hours before the court ruled in favour of his application to be allowed to die with the help of doctors.

The 65-year-old advocate's family and friends gathered at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Newlands to say their final goodbyes.

His 24-year old son, Barkley was seen greeting relatives and friends who travelled from as far as Australia for the funeral.

The death of his father seems to have taken its toll on him as his eyes were red with the tears he'd shed.

A member of Dignity SA donned in a T-Shirt with the words, "Your life. Your choice."

Several parties, including Doctors for Life, are reportedly planning to appeal the ruling.