End of Life / Death and Dying
Businesses, Services, and Resources
Local, Provincial and Canadian
The following businesses, services, and resources are listed as a public service. Information under each listing was taken from their own websites as of April 24th, 2018.
Cariboo-Chilcotin Funeral Service
250.392.2311 / Email (Cindy)
Overview of Local Health Services from the
(Hospice palliative care is a philosophy of care and services which help relieve suffering and improve quality of life for people with a life-limiting illness. Hospice palliative care does not hasten or delay death. Hospice palliative care is about access to the best possible quality of life at the end of life.)
Consumer Protection BC / Cremation & Funeral Services
Family Caregivers of BC
A Will For the Woods Interested in Natural Burial?
Co-op Radio (Vancouver)
At a Death Cafe people talk about death over tea and cake. Death Cafes happen in 40+ counties. Find your nearest here: http://deathcafe.com/deathcafes/.
Our objective is "To increase the awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." Part of this is holding regular pop-up Death Cafes, where strangers meet to discuss death and eat delicious food.
Over 5,300 pop up Death Cafes have taken place in 52+ countries.
Our local Cariboo Community Deathcaring Network holds monthly Death Cafes. You'll find us on Facebook @CCDCNetwork
We're all going to Die.
If nothing else, we have that in common.
There are many practical questions to consider; there are the 'what if's' of a protracted illness, accident or a sudden death, there are legal requirements, deathbed wishes, family dynamics, decisions about ceremonies and rituals. Don't panic. There's help to figure it all out, and there is no time like the present.
Here are BC specific links to four basic documents we should all have in place.
Writing your Will
Advance Care Directive
A blog post by Nicola Finch on CCDCNetwork.com
Please let us know if you see any errors or omissions in our resource listings and if
there are other resources that could be included. Thanks.
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