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Home Funeral Practicum ©
Hosted by Compassionate Ways
Victoria, BC
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Includes Friday 7:30 pm movie "A Family Undertaking". Please bring pot luck lunch Saturday and Sunday. Healthy snacks and hot beverages provided daily. Arrive Saturday: 8:30 - 8:45 sharp!


Home Funeral Practicum ©
For many who are dying their preference is to be at home versus a hospital.
The Home Funeral Practicum provides experience, knowledge and skills to help you legally and confidently care for someone after death.

We'll have live models to practice moving, washing, dressing, casketing and vigiling. As participation fosters healing you'll paint a casket and take part in meaningful rituals and ceremony.

Whether you perform a home funeral vigil by yourself, with a death doula/home funeral guide and/or a licensed funeral director by taking this training you'll gain a thorough understanding of home funerals, BC legalities, permits, health considerations and ethics of this emerging movement.

We believe reviving old fashioned, family directed, home vigils/wakes 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 please 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 Café in Victoria in 2012 and helped co-create Community Deathcare Canada.  He is an active member of the Chevra Kaddisha - Holy Burial Society in Victoria and faculty at the Yonder Virtual School of Community Deathcaring in Canada.  His wealth of experience, passion for the work and sense of humour makes learning from him easy!

Facilitator - Valerie Elliot CGD, FGDC, CERT PR is a skilled engagement practitioner and award-winning designer. She has valuable, in depth experience assisting dying individuals and their families. Valerie is a graduate of Home Funeral Practicum's Gabriola Island training.  

Email Don: with any questions or call/text (250) 580-2121 or Valerie: (250) 532-6267
As a general rule (due to limited size of training) cancellations will receive full refund up to 8 days before training.


Hosted by Compassionate Ways (View)
Private home address will be provided after purchase.
Victoria, BC V8S 3V7


Education > Workshops

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


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