Rose Shawlee, Lawyer
Phone: 604 661 9200
Rose is part of the Richards Buell Sutton Wealth Preservation Group where her practice is primarily focused on assisting families and businesses with their planning, estate, and business needs.
Ngaio Davis, Cremation & Funeral Services
Ngaio Davis CFSP, owner and managing director of Classic Cremation & Funeral Services Inc., was born and raised in B.C. and brings a well-rounded approach to all that she involves herself in through her varied work and life experiences.
It was 2002 when Jeffrey officially entered the funeral profession. In 2005 he was introduced to the concept of Celebrant work. It was then that he seized the first opportunity to seek out the Celebrant training offered by the world renowned Insight Institute. He successfully completed the training in 2005 and has been offering Personalized Celebrant Services ever since.
Outreach Program/Angel Spirit Boxes
From time to time in my travels I ‘bump’ into a really cool service or program. I did so in Terrace BC earlier this year when I stumble across their Angel/Spirit Boxes. It is a wonderful idea that support families who have lost a loved one to miscarriage or still birth. Have a look at their site and read through the program it is indeed heart warming.
This program produces small very special boxes that are given to individuals who have experienced miscarriages or still births. Anyone can request angel boxes by phoning Terrace Hospice Society. These may be picked up at Terrace Hospice Society’s office or delivered directly to the client or family. Volunteers decorate the boxes with locally purchased supplies. The costs of the supplies are reimbursed to the volunteer by Terrace Hospice Society.
Volunteers are able to create the boxes at their leisure in their own home and each one is unique. Often individuals who experience miscarriages or still births feel their loss is not recognized by society. This outreach program acknowledges their loss and provides information on other community supports the client may need. Professionals in the community have supported the implementation of this program and have also obtained angel boxes for families they work with.
Mary Anne is the founder of Wings of Change a company that specializes in helping seniors transition to the next stage of their lives.
Lucy Sharpe earned her undergraduate degree as a student of Anthropology and English at the University of Toronto in 2008. She is fascinated by the multiple and diverse meanings objects hold for us, and how objects can serve or hinder our every day experiences.
I am devoted to helping people learn to live well and die well, and to create compassionate communities. It takes a village to care for the ill, the caregiver, the dying and the bereaved. We need to take good care of each other, but we must start with taking care of ourselves.
Many people are eager for advanced care planning discussions, but conversations are often delayed until times of acute illness or medical crisis. Research has found that some healthcare professionals are either uncomfortable with having end-of-life discussions or do not have adequate time to have these conversations.
Elephant in the Rööm™ was created by a husband and wife team (a registered nurse and social worker, respectively) to help individuals, families and groups think about healthcare needs and discuss decisions they would make in a variety of physical and emotional states. The purpose of Elephant in the Rööm™ is to help people begin meaningful conversations regarding the kinds of care they want when health conditions change or even as natural aging occurs.
Sheryne, a partner in Manning Elliott's Tax Department, primarily focusing on estate planning and business succession services for Canadian owner-managed businesses in a wide range of industries. She has extensive experience working on engagements such as complex estate plans, and Canadian corporate, trust and personal tax compliance.
Julie Saeger Nierenberg is a freelance writer and editor, lifelong educator and artist.
Inspired by her father’s end of life, Julie published a short memoir about her family’s loss and her personal response to his death and dying. Daddy, this is it. Being-with My Dying Dad launched a true journey of connection and transformation, as Julie reached out to share it with those who assist the dying and bereaved.
Since her book's publication, Julie received numerous end-of-life perspective stories from others, some of which will soon be available in a book called Journey's End: Death, Dying and the End of Life, coauthored with Victoria Brewster, MSW.
Writing and publishing in this heart-led direction, Julie hopes to contribute to a cultural shift in how we prepare for and support others in the final chapter of life. Julie enjoys editing others' legacy writing, fiction and nonfiction works; she feels privileged to help writers succeed.