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Home Funeral Practicum - Gabriola Island
Private Home
Gabriola Island, BC
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Home Funeral Practicum - Gabriola Island
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 you clarify your values and personal preferences around dying and deathcare. We do so through valuable discussions and experiential (mock) training.  Most of all we want you to gain the necessary confidence, knowledge and skills needed to perform a home funeral for your family, friends and for others in the community.

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) 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 in Victoria, BC. 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 Community Deathcare Canada.  Don is an active member of the Chevra Kaddisha - Holy Burial Society in Victoria, BC and a faculty member of the Virtual School of Community Deathcaring in Canada  His wealth of experience, passion for the work and sense of humour makes learning from him easy!  In November CBC -TV filmed the last workshop in Nanaimo. This is the 9th HFP training since 2015.

You may cancel anytime. Please contact Don for refund details. Thank you.
LIMITED ENROLMENT - As of February 1st we have two (2) spaces remaining.


Private Home
will be provided after purchase
Gabriola Island, BC VOR 1X7



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


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