Death Cafe profile for Johanna Gordon

Location: Canada

About Johanna Gordon:


I am a funeral director (mature student) currently in my final year.  

I have a sincere interest in death and dying studies and the grief process.  I believe my own experiences and interest in this subject would be beneficial to our client base.  I wish to learn more about Death Cafe and the potential to incorporate it as a component of our aftercare program that I'm researching/developing.


What brings you to Death Cafe?

I am conducting a research project, the focus of my study for this project is in the field of bereavement aftercare and peer support models/initiatives in the funeral home setting.  

I'm interested in holding a Death Cafe at our funeral home - perhaps on a regular basis.  

Death Cafe could be very beneficial to the families we serve who need/want to "talk about death" - either pre or post loss - or as an interest in the subject.  


What would you like your legacy to be?

I pursued a long time desire to enter the funeral industry because I have a geniuine interest in helping people through a difficult period in their life. 

If I was to leave a legacy it would be that I was a supportive and caring human being that made a difference in their grief journey and a positive impact in their renewal.


Thoughts for sharing:

As we are becoming a more secular society - a concern would be that we continue to deny death even further by holding "NO SERVICE", and that no rituals of death are being carried out by those who are bereaved.  The intent is not to have families reconsider holding a service - but that they start to TALK ABOUT DEATH - in a community of caring.  Death Cafe could be an important step toward normalizing death, a ritual experience, or connecting with others in a common bond.


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Johanna Gordon's posts on the Death Cafe website

Death Cafe write up: Pop Up Death Cafe for CCFS Students

Posted by Johanna Gordon on April 26, 2018, 1:31 a.m.

The very first CCFS Students Death Cafe was attended by 40 people and 2 Therapy Dogs!  (Buddy and Leo stole the show- but didnt manage to steal anyones CAKE )

Thank you to all attendees and our instructors Roger and Rick for the gruelling inspiration and mentorshop over the last 2 years!

Congratulations Graduates of 2018 on your dedication and hard work!

Year 1 Students - thank you for your interest and participation in our DEATH CAFE.

Remember - Share your Gifts!

Death Cafe: Pop Up Death Cafe for CCFS Students

Posted by Johanna Gordon on April 22, 2018, 11:57 a.m.

With Johanna Gordon

April 24, 2018, 9.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. (MST)

This event is free - open to CCFS Students & Instructors

Death Education in all its many forms should be available to all people.

As funeral students we are at the forefront of education for those embarking on their journey through ...

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