Posted by spacefordeath

Hosted by Heather Martel


June 19, 2024

Start time:

6:00 p.m. (ET)

End time:

8:00 p.m. (ET)


Borden/Flemming Room

Beechwood National Memorial Centre

280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario

K1L 8A6



Accepts donations

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About this Death Cafe

This event has been made possible by the Beechwood Cemetery Foundation by providing a venue and refreshments to support these important conversations.

About Heather Martel

Heather Martel has been engaged in end-of-life studies since 2015 and local community deathcare initiatives since 2019. Her support work is informed by a professional background in event coordination and academic advising, plus experience in hospice, funeral, and mental healthcare settings.


Heather’s interests include how contemplative practices can increase our capacity to meet change and loss, and how consciously engaging with life’s little deaths can help prepare us for the inevitable. She’s passionate about igniting conversations and spreading awareness around what is possible when we are willing to make space for death.