About

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.

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Upcoming & Past Events

Planning for End-of-Life
Thu, Jan 23
Victoria Park Seniors Centre
Jan 23, 10:00 AM
Victoria Park Seniors Centre, 150 Albert St W, Fergus, ON N1M 1X2, Canada
Planning 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.
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Funeral Alternatives
Tue, Nov 05
Victoria Park Seniors Centre
Nov 05, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Victoria Park Seniors Centre, 150 Albert St W, Fergus, ON N1M 1X2, Canada
Did you know you can turn cremated remains into diamonds?
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Life and Death Expo
Sun, Nov 03
Kitchener Market
Nov 03, 2019, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Kitchener Market, 300 King St E, Kitchener, ON N2G 2L3, Canada
Modern 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.
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Fire Ritual
Sat, Oct 19
Elora Centre For The Arts
Oct 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:25 PM
Elora Centre For The Arts, 75 Melville St, Elora, ON N0B 1S0, Canada
A community gathering and fire ritual to mourn, grieve and celebrate loved ones who have died.
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Modern Deathcare Expo Speaker Schedule
Sat, Oct 19
Elora Centre For The Arts
Oct 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Elora Centre For The Arts, 75 Melville St, Elora, ON N0B 1S0, Canada
We have an incredible line up speakers! They are Southern Ontario's leaders in green burials, death planning and community deathcare.
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Modern Deathcare Expo
Sat, Oct 19
Elora Centre For The Arts
Oct 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Elora Centre For The Arts, 75 Melville St, Elora, ON N0B 1S0, Canada
The 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.
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My goal is to give you and your family the attention and knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your end-of-life choices. To learn more about the services that I offer, please get in touch.

Services

  • Consultation

Informative and compassionate

  • End-of-Life Planning

Ontario-specific options

  • Home Funeral Coaching

Guidance and support

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“I am so grateful Karry was there for [my sister-in-law] and our family at the end of her life. She was so caring and compassionate. She was always there when needed. I appreciate all that she did from just sitting and talking to [my sister-in-law] to helping with everything from making coffee to the funeral logistics. She had the ability to talk to everyone and knew what to say. I will forever be grateful for her help.”
G.C. Niagara

“We’re all just walking each other home.”

Ram Dass

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