Posted by AnnekeTom

Death Cafe in Vancouver Canada - Kitsilano Branch VPL

Hosted by Tom Esakin and Anneke Rees


Jan. 31, 2018

Start time:

6:30 p.m. (PST)

End time:

8:00 p.m. (PST)


Kitsilano Branch - Vancouver Public Library

2425 MacDonald Street

Vancouver, B.C.

V6K 3Y9


Suggested donation:

Free of charge.

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About this Death Cafe

“A Death Café at the Kitsilano Branch – Vancouver Public Library" is generously supported in partnership with the Kitsilano Branch – Vancouver Public Library.


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About Tom Esakin and Anneke Rees

Tom Esakin is formally-trained as an interfaith spiritual companion / director through the Jubilee Associates in Canada, a co-founder of "Dying Matters Canada", practices as 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. He was a Program Designer for the SFU "End of Life Expo 2017". His life has encountered direct connections with dying (whether of friends, family, or acquaintances) and this opened to him an interest in end of life matters. He is formally trained 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 a co-founder of "Dying Matters Canada" and was a Program Designer for the SFU "End of Life Expo 2017". Anneke 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.