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.

Video link to How we Die

Upcoming & Past Events

  • Tue, Feb 02
    Elora Brewing Company
    Feb 02, 7:00 PM – Feb 19, 12:00 AM
    Elora Brewing Company, 107 Geddes St, Elora, ON N0B 1S0, Canada
    Receive as many new seed packets as you send in to swap! Try new tomato varieties, get your hands on some hard to find heirloom seeds, try out some of your fellow gardeners' faves and buy fewer seeds this season. We're still a community even if we can't see one another in person!
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  • Thu, Jan 23
    Victoria Park Seniors Centre
    Jan 23, 2020, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Virtual Facilitation of Online Events
 
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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.

Clients include:

  • Dying person

  • Dear one supporting a dying person

  • Individual planning for end of life

  • Families seeking to have facilitated conversations

  • Death doulas seeking mentorship

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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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