Home Death Care: A Film and Presentation

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.

  7:00PM June 19th, 2014 in Calgary, AB (completed)

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!)

Threshold choir
photo: MPR News
Body with flowers 2
photo: Kymberly Gamboa

Join us on June 19th for a screening of the PBS feature-length documentary A Family Undertaking.

After the film, Sarah will present options available for Alberta families curious about caring for their own dead at home, and we’ll close with a community socializing time.

A Family Undertaking
Photo: Icarus Films