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Guelph Death Cafe

Hosted by Christine Lafazanos, Woven Threads - Handcrafted Ceremonies


March 29, 2020

Start time:

2:00 p.m. (Eastern)

End time:

4:00 p.m. (Eastern)

An Online Death Cafe

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About this Death Cafe

Unfortunately I need to cancel this offering of Guelph Death Cafe. Stay tuned for a rescheduled date. Take care of each other, friends.


Why is it “morbid” to talk about an ending that happens to every single one of us? Not talking about death won’t make it easier to manage. A Death Cafe creates space for an open and relaxed conversation about death and dying over a cup of tea. The Death Cafe model aims to shift the conversation around death from one of fear or avoidance to that of familiarity and comfort.  


Using the Zoom online video meeting platform I'll split us in to small break-out groups ofr a confidential, group-directed discussion. Bring your experiences to share; bring your questions to ask. Share only what you are comfortable with—no pressure to tell the details of your personal story. If you have attended in the past you are most welcome to attend again—with new people around the table each time conversation is always different.


An article in Guelph Today about a past Death Cafe describes well the mood of the event:

“Far from being morbid, bleak or despairing, the mood of the event was equal parts sorrowful, uplifting, and caring. The room, at times a din of laughter and passionate story-sharing, was divided into a number of smaller groups, mostly consisting of strangers. The intimate nature of the subject quickly created an atmosphere of empathy and trust, and the conversation flowed effortlessly.”


We aim to create a space welcoming to all spiritual or religious beliefs or non-beliefs. This is a welcoming space to LGBTQ folks. I will update this event description with a Zoom link to join the call. Zoom is free to use, no account or download necessary, simply click on the link.

Facilitated by Life-Cycle Celebrant Christine Lafazanos. Planning and facilitation supported by Shanan Cunnington and Grief Counsellor Lisa Woolgar. To learn more about Death Cafe please go Contact Christine at or find her online at The next Death Cafe will be Sunday, May 31.  

About Christine Lafazanos, Woven Threads - Handcrafted Ceremonies

Christine Lafazanos is a Life-Cycle Celebrant based in Guelph, Ontario. She helps create non-religious or spiritual weddings, funerals and rites of passage ceremonies. 

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