Hosted by Jade Whaley ~ Timaru Celebrant


April 30, 2023

Start time:

9:30 a.m. (New Zealand)

End time:

11:00 a.m. (New Zealand)



New Zealand


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About this Death Cafe

Our Timaru Death Cafe is a group-directed conversation about death and dying over a cuppa in a safe and welcoming space. 


Limited places are available.


Death and dying are significant and inevitable parts of life. By thinking and talking about them, we can understand our beliefs and feelings and gain a different perspective on our lives. Talking about death does not bring it closer; instead, it is about planning for life.


Being a part of the Timaru Death Cafe allows us to do this in a supportive environment where we can discuss all sorts of interesting death-related topics.


We do not promote any particular conclusion, belief system or course of action.


Please note that Death Cafe is not intended to provide grief support and may not be suitable for recently bereaved or actively grieving.


No experience is necessary to attend. 


All you need is an open mind and a willingness to join in the conversation. Donations are gratefully accepted towards costs. 


To register your seat, please send an email, use the website link, or contact Jade via text or phone call on 027 251 9300

About Jade Whaley ~ Timaru Celebrant

Throughout my journey in life, I have heard the voices and seen the faces of grief, not just in others but within myself. I am grateful to have witnessed and experienced absolute joy and love. Both aspects are a part of life, and both are a part of being human.


In my opinion, life is about being present, feeling connected, and giving and receiving love. By exploring aspects of life and death, we better understand ourselves.


As a funeral celebrant, life coach and mentor based in Timaru, South Canterbury, I have decided to pursue a practice that assists others, helping them transition through a change in life, love and loss.


I have assisted families as a funeral celebrant since 2017, am a qualified life coach, celebrant and have been trained in grief support, death and dying. I have also had the experience of working as a funeral director. I have on-going professional development. In 2023, to add to my tool belt, I am also training as a Death Doula which is a beautiful experience.


Ngā mihi nui,

Jade Whaley +

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