“Hospice Halifax is dedicated to supporting people affected by life-limiting illness, death, grief or loss. (They) are a non-sectarian, registered not-for-profit organization committed to expanding awareness about the strengths of hospice care.”
Death Café – Halifax
Death Café in Halifax, Nova Scotia meets the first Thursday of every month from noon to 1:30 pm, upstairs at Just Us Café, 5896 Spring Garden Road.
Death Café – Dartmouth
Death Café in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia meets the second Thursday of every month at 12:15 pm, upstairs at Sobeys Community Room, 268 Baker Drive.
Home Funeral Resources:
Information and support on palliative and end of life care, loss and grief.
Death Midwife Rev. Olivia Bareham ensures Dorothy’s final wishes for her after-death are carried out – these include a three-day vigil at home and dancing around her body at the funeral.
Follow a family that takes charge of the after-death care of their loved one by having the funeral in a home setting.
“The home funeral movement challenges us to re-examine our attitudes toward death,” says director and producer Elizabeth Westrate. “We will all face death sooner or later; it’s one of life’s most defining moments, yet it’s the one we typically prepare for least. I wanted to explore this movement and its growing impact on our culture of denial.”
Handcrafted, environmentally friendly option for your loved one. Locally made with New Brunswick pine.
Find the healing gifts that death and loss can bring.
Legalities and logistics, safe health practices
The mission of BEyond Yonder Death Midwifery in Canada is to articulate and elucidate the potential benefits of community centred and ecologically sensitive responses to dying, deathcare and grief
A Canadian-based organization, which respects the wisdom of ancient death traditions and encourages the renewal of older death practices that are appropriate to our modern-day life.
Dying Wise in a Death Phobic Society –Stephen Jenkinson, Author of Die Wise
A Good Goodbye – Gail Ruben
The Halifax Estate Planning Council has compiled a list of past presentations that you can view.
Signposts of Dying – What You Need to Know, Dr. Martha Jo Atkins
The Other Side of Sadness, Dr. George A. Bonanno
Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, Stephen Jenkinson
The Smell of Rain on Dust Martin Prechtel
Additional Resources: Links- Just for Fun
City of the Dead, Cairo, Egypt