Death Cafe - Ellershouse

Hosted by Kathryn Murphy


May 24, 2023

Start time:

7:00 p.m. (AST)

End time:

8:30 p.m. (AST)


Ellershouse Community Hall

429 Ellershouse Rd







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About this Death Cafe

  Death Cafés are a great way to start the difficult conversation of death and dying.

  Ellershouse is a great little community outside of Windsor, Nova Scotia.  We gather monthly for breakfast and I stand back to witness the togetherness that occurs between once, strangers. 

  I am hopeful this May 24th Death Café will be the first of many, which will help continue to bridge any gaps between the generations. Maybe this can lead to greater individual supports within the local community.

  The hope is that age and gender do not matter. If we can start the conversation with older and younger generations, children as well, maybe the concept and reality of death will become less taboo and easier to talk about.

  We will have tea and sweet treats, and the conversation will be driven by you.

About Kathryn Murphy

  As a Canadian Armed Forces member, I was fortunate enough to work with diverse populations with varying health projections throughout my many job opportunities in work as a Registered Nurse. These experiences, within the many different civilian institutions I have worked, have increased my awareness that our public health care system in Canada is surely lacking. 


  Now, as a recent veteran, I am experiencing first hand, what it is like to navigate this difficult, policy-ridden system, that prevents our wonderful health care providers from doing their job effectively. I find myself asking, "WHY?!"


Why must Canadians struggle with their chronic and terminal health concerns... AND the health care system?


  Health care has never been easy; it is a different language entirely from what we speak. Now, newer policies make it more difficult to access services, as we move to online platforms. With today's changes to communication, it is becoming more difficult to schedule your life without a computer.


  As I continue on my journey of transitioning back into the civilian sector, I hope to be able to help you navigate your journey; through health care and end of life issues. As an End-of Life Coach and Educator, I can help you live again, during this vulnerable and painful time.


  Let me be your advocate and research-assistant, your companion to your health care appointments, your guide and your support. 

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