Posted by AnnekeTom

'A Death Cafe at the South Hill Branch - Vancouver Public Library' in Vancouver, Canada

Hosted by Tom Esakin and Anneke Rees


Jan. 24, 2017

Start time:

6:30 p.m. (PST)

End time:

8:30 p.m. (PST)


South Hill Branch - Vancouver Public Library

6076 Fraser Street

Vancouver, B.C.

V5W 2Z7


Suggested donation:

Free of charge.

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About this Death Cafe

“A Death Café at the South Hill Branch – Vancouver Public Library" is generously supported in partnership with the South Hill Branch – Vancouver Public Library, which is very kindly donating the space for this Death Café.

About Tom Esakin and Anneke Rees

Tom Esakin is formally-trained as an interfaith spiritual companion / director through the Jubilee Associates in Canada, is the interfaith spiritual director for the Julian of Norwich Ministry in Spiritual Companioning at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Vancouver, and offers spiritual supports through Reflective Presence. His life has unexpectedly come to frequently encounter death (whether of friends, family, or acquaintances) and this has spawned for him an interest in death. This includes his learning about ‘death doulas’ and his completing courses in "Making Peace with Death and Dying" and "Sacred Presence with the Dying."  Tom is a member of SDI-Spiritual Directors International.


Anneke Rees holds 30 years of experience in the health care system, including as a palliative care paid-trainer and volunteer, and also on staff as a former Leader of Volunteer Resources for Providence Health Care - St. Paul's Hospital. She is currently a member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and a coach in their Executive Mentorship Program, and offers professional supports in hospice care.