As an experienced Death Doula and Death Educator in Elora, Ontario, Karry Sawatsky offers personal support for individuals and families. She offers guidance in planning as well as support leading up to death, at death and after.
Karry came to deathcare through experiencing the deaths of a few close people. She was left with an intuitive sense that there must be another way to do dying, death and bereavement than the current cultural model.
This led her to become a Death Doula and start Modern Deathcare. She is committed to educating the public about the end-of-life options and alternatives that are available and connecting people with resources. She is dedicated to reclaiming community-centred deathcare whereby families are empowered to enact their own end-of-life care if they choose. Karry believes in encouraging cultural reengagement in dying, death and bereavement and that death planning leads to a meaningful and transformational experience.
Upcoming & Past Events
- Planning for End-of-LifeThu, Jan 23Victoria Park Seniors CentreJan 23, 2020, 10:00 AMVictoria Park Seniors Centre, 150 Albert St W, Fergus, ON N1M 1X2, CanadaPlanning in advance, before there is a need, allows you to think with clarity. Making decisions ahead of time and documenting them helps to make your wishes known. Learn what your options are in Ontario and how to plan while being supported with local resources.
- Life and Death ExpoSun, Nov 03Kitchener MarketNov 03, 2019, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PMKitchener Market, 300 King St E, Kitchener, ON N2G 2L3, CanadaModern Deathcare is a vendor at this event. The goal of the Life and Death Expo is to help local community members make informed decisions about matters related to the seasons of life. There will be information on established resources, emerging trends and less familiar options.
- Modern Deathcare Expo Speaker ScheduleSat, Oct 19Elora Centre For The Arts
- Modern Deathcare ExpoSat, Oct 19Elora Centre For The ArtsOct 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMElora Centre For The Arts, 75 Melville St, Elora, ON N0B 1S0, CanadaThe mission of the Modern Deathcare Expo is to empower individuals in enacting family-led deathcare, to educate the public about the many end-of-life options available in Ontario and to assist with death planning well before there is a need.
Virtual Facilitation of Online Events
Contact for more information.
Death Doula Consultation/Coaching 1 hr
Community pricing ~ $55-95/hr
Community pricing allows for you to choose a rate that encompasses your economic situation, generosity and value.
At different times in our lives we may be in a supported position or in a supporting position.
Your generosity is a gift that supports not just me, but also the larger community, and puts a stake in the ground for your vision for yourself.
Remote sessions will be held over Zoom or by phone.
In-person sessions are available. Please use the contact form below for further information.
Dear one supporting a dying person
Individual planning for end of life
Families seeking to have facilitated conversations
Death doulas seeking mentorship
“We’re all just walking each other home.”