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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.

"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 me and the services that I offer, please get in touch."



Informative and Compassionate

End-of-Life Planning

Ontario-Specific Options

Home Funeral Coaching

Guidance and Support

“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