Body options: Making decisions about your final resting place

When you imagine your final resting place, options such as a casket or urn probably come to mind. However, if you’re concerned about the environmental effects of burial or cremation or simply want to do something more unusual, there are more intriguing ways than ever to settle the matter of your, well, matter.

During the August 13, 2020 webinar, "Body Options: Making decisions about your final resting place," we learned about planning and decision-making regarding burial, cremation, and a diversity of other options. This webinar explores the choices you have for your body after death so you can make an informed and sustainable choice




  • Pam Hunter, End-of-Life Educator: Pam has had a number of roles, from supporting learning and behaviourally challenged children to health food store owner to environmental activist. Her latest challenge has been bringing the topic of death to light and informing people of what they can do now to prepare for their inevitable end of life. Her interests in the environment and death have come together in her current project of establishing a green burial park/cemetery in Manitoba. From one passion to another — she loves to travel and has lived on 4 continents. Her most interesting trip has been spending time with the tribes of Papua New Guinea.

This panel was moderated by Kelsey Goforth, Support Program Manager at Dying With Dignity Canada.

Prefer to read a summary of key takeaways from this webinar? Click here

Note: This webinar was prepared and presented by Pam Hunter, End-of-Life Educator in Manitoba. The information found herein does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of DWDC or its staff. In considering your body options, please keep in mind that legislation and regulation in each province may vary. We strongly encourage you to contact your local authority prior to making any decisions.

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