Funeral Series: Planning a Meaningful Funeral

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Funeral Series: Planning a Meaningful Funeral

Capturing the essence of an entire life in a single event can be challenging. For some, a formulaic ceremony is a poor match for the deceased and the legacy they wish to impart on their loved ones. Death Doula Heather Spratt joined us on Wednesday, March 20 to share stories of how families have broken the mold of traditionality to transform their loved ones’ exit into something meaningful and unique to them.

Heather Spratt believes in demystifying and destigmatizing death, and works to provide those at end-of-life with agency over their final stages. She is committed to the further professionalization and recognition of end-of-life doula supports and the customization and personalization of funerals and celebrations of life. Heather launched her company, One Step Beyond End of Life Services, in 2021 after completing the Douglas College End of Life Doula training in 2020 and the Life Celebrants International certification later that year. She has a Masters of Education from the University of Sydney, and is delighted to bring an Atlantic Canadian perspective to the End of Life Doula Association of Canada’s Board of Directors.

Heather is also the Executive Director of the Dollar A Day Foundation, working to fund frontline mental health and addictions services across Canada, and lives with her husband and coterie of cats in St. John’s, NL.

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