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Home Funeral Practicum, Nanaimo BC
Private Home
Nanaimo, BC
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For many of our loved ones who are dying, they wish to be at home versus a hospital.
The Home Funeral Practicum is an uplifting, hands on, holistic workshop that provides
you the knowledge and skills to tenderly care for a loved one at death.

Our goal is to help clarify your values and personal preferences around dying and deathcare. We do so through valuable discussions - including how to work with one's thoughts, emotions and intuitions arising before the dead.  

We'll have live models to practice moving, washing, dressing, casketing and holding
a vigil that honours the personality of the deceased. With your personal touch, we paint
and decorate cardboard caskets. Creating sacred space, soulful rituals, and meaningful ceremony are important dimensions of the workshop.  

Whether you do it yourself, with a death doula, knowledgable guide, and or a funeral
director (hybrid home funeral vigil©) you'll acquire an understanding of BC's provincial legalities, procedures and permits, universal health precautions and the ethics of the deathcaring movement.

We believe reviving old fashioned family-led, home vigils has far reaching, positive benefits for our children, ourselves and the culture at large: greater peace, enhanced connectivity to and appreciation for life!

For more information visit the HFPracticum website.

Instructor - Don Morris, M.Ed is a retired funeral director and cemeterian, community counsellor and end-of-life companion/guide.  A pioneer in the field of death and dying
Don brought the Green Burial Council to Canada in 2010, consulted to CINDEA, opened Canada's first Death CafĂ© in Victoria in 2012 and helped co-create the Canadian Community for Death Midwifery (  Don is an active member of the Chevra Kaddisha - Holy Burial Society in Victoria, BC.  His wealth of experience, passion for the work and sense of humour makes learning from him easy!

Host & Facilitator - Cheryl Pedley is a LifeCycle Celebrant and a Minister with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry. Residing in Nanaimo, BC she runs a celebrant practice specializing in weddings, life celebrations and memorial services.  Her philosophy is it's the deed not the creed that matters most in life.  Learn everything you can about all you can. In this spirit Cheryl invites you to join her and other like-minded individuals in the practice of holding space for our dying... and after death how to legally and safely care physically and spiritually for a loved one.
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Please email Don Morris - with any questions. You can also call him mobile at (250)580-2121c


Private Home
will be provided after purchase
Nanaimo, BC V9S5T5


Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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