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General News · 20th February 2020
Margaret Verschuur
Here’s what’s happening over the next few weeks:

Mar 12, Linnaea Folk U Room, 1:00 – 2:30 pm End of Life Planning

This will be the final meeting in a series of workshops to make progress on our end of life planning – Wills, Power-of-Attorney, Financial, Advanced Care Planning, and Funeral Arrangements. This is open to anyone – from those who are coming to have a completed document witnessed to those who have yet to get started.

Mar 6 – 8th, Campbell River, Creating Death Friendly Communities

Here is the link to this workshop with Stephen Garrett. If you would like to attend and need accommodation, let me know.

“Dying isn’t something that happens to us - dying is something we do.”

Past Events:

Feb 20, Linnaea Folk U Room, 1:00 – 2:30 pm Cortes Community-Led Death Care

Feb 25, Gorge Hall Fireside Room, 3:00 – 4:30 pm (4th Tuesday of each month) DeathCaring Collective Regular Meeting

A space to talk about our current experiences with death, dying, and grief, as well as learn more about these subjects. This month’s topic: “After Death Paperwork"

Let’s continue to talk about a volunteer group who will support and assist families navigating death and dying. Our goal is to create a group of knowledgeable volunteers who could help families or friends undertake some or all of the tasks involved in caring for their own loved ones at the time of death. Home funerals can be natural, meaningful, and inexpensive. Please come and help create this worthwhile service on Cortes. Or just come if you are curious.