'Impossible to afford' Published Friday December 11th, 2009

Bills: Former nurse plans to legally end 46-year marriage today to lessen the cost of her husband's nursing home care 

The rising cost of her husband's nursing home care is forcing a New Brunswick woman to end their marriage of 45 years.

Judi MacKenzie, 66, plans to sign papers today for a legal separation from Alton MacKenzie, who has been institutionalized in Miramichi since a series of strokes left him almost completely paralyzed in 2003.