Resources To Inspire New Thoughts About Death

Hospice Halifax – Resources

“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:

Planning a Home Funeral – Canadian Virtual Hospice

Information and support on palliative and end of life care, loss and grief.

Take Me Home -Home Funeral & Death Midwifery

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.

Death Midwifery, Death Doula, Home Funeral Resources
Take Me Home





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Home Funeral

Follow a family that takes charge of the after-death care of their loved one by having the funeral in a home setting.

Home Funeral, death midwife, death doula, do it yourself, end of life, family funeral director,
Family transporting their Loved one





Watch Home Funeral on Youtube

A Family Undertaking

“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.”

Home Funeral, Death, do it yourself,
A Family Undertaking





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Fiddlehead Casket Company

Handcrafted, environmentally friendly option for your loved one. Locally made with New Brunswick pine.

Soul Passages

Find the healing gifts that death and loss can bring.

Home Funeral Practicum

Legalities and logistics, safe health practices

BEyond Yonder Death Midwifery School in Canada

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

Canadian Integrative Network For Death Education and Alternatives (CINDEA)

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.

Other Resources:

Dying Wise in a Death Phobic SocietyStephen Jenkinson, Author of Die Wise

Listen to podcast

 A Good GoodbyeGail Ruben

death midwifery, TED talk, home funeral,
TEDx Good Goodbye





Watch on Youtube

Estate Planning

Halifax Estate Planning Council

The Halifax Estate Planning Council has compiled a list of past presentations that you can view.


Legal Information:

Personal Directives in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Consumer Protection: Know Your Rights

Estate Law Canada



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


The Death Clock Calculator

Dead Man’s Flat’s, Alberta – 7 Day Weather Forecast

Deadman’s Island, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Graves Island, Nova Scotia

Tombstone, Arizona

Dead River, Maine

City of the Dead, Cairo, Egypt