Home Funerals: A Film and Presentation

A Family Undertaking
photo: Icarus Films

A Family Undertaking Film Screening and Presentation

October 7th, 2014  7:00 PM
At the Unitarian Church of Calgary
1703 1st St NW
Admission by donation

In the few days between death and burial or cremation, families have the option to care for the bodies of their deceased loved ones at home.

Coffin in truck 2
photo: Rodger Ericson

In the tradition of home birth and home schooling, families are reclaiming funerals as an important ritual and rite of passage – for the one who has died, and for those still living.

Home death body care helps normalize death and diminish our fear of it. Instead of denying and distancing this natural life process, we can be more fully present to it.

Home death care is personal, meaningful, and deeply healing
(not to mention safe, affordable, legal, and green!)

After the film, there will be a presentation on options available for Alberta families curious about caring for their own dead at home.

You can learn more about family death care, and watch some wonderful short videos of home funerals care here.

Curious about what a death midwife does and how it might be helpful to you?  I offer spiritual healing and support to individuals, help families to navigate big life transitions, and mentor and train healers, soul workers and emerging death midwives.

If you live in Calgary, and would like an introduction to healing rituals, please join us on the evening of any new moon for a New Moon Transition Ritual. It’s a friendly, welcoming, sacred space where we gather to integrate the transitions happening in our lives. Be sure to check out the slide show in the sidebar to see what we do.