Death Cafe profile for bob paterson-watt

Location: Canada

About bob paterson-watt:

human, son, brother, friend, uncle, spouse, dad, colleague, pastor, oompah, wonderer, wanderer, mortal. 

What brings you to Death Cafe?

Seeking honest conversations about mortality and its effect on our lives this side of the veil. 

What would you like your legacy to be?

Compassion, respect and kindness increased. 

Thoughts for sharing:

It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world.

- Mary Oliver


Not loving is a letting go.
The terrain around here
Far too


- Hafiz


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bob paterson-watt's posts on the Death Cafe website

New Blog post: A week to go

Posted by bob paterson-watt on March 14, 2019, 10:52 a.m.

It is both strange and interesting to look forward to a shared conversation about death, in particular with an unknown configuration of family, friends, neighbours and strangers who have yet to give shape to that group and its discussion.  Who will come? Why or why not? Will there be enough cake? Tea AND coffee? Upstairs in the entry/sanctuary area or downstairs in a room that is not overtly 'religious space.' Sigh. So many questions ...

New Blog post: East York Death Cafe - but why?

Posted by bob paterson-watt on Feb. 15, 2019, 2:01 p.m. 1 comment

Our first Death Cafe at Woodbine Heights is still 5 weeks away, but I'm already thinking about it, pretty constantly.

This is partly due to the seeming incongruity of hosting a gathering to talk about death in a religious institution that is apparently supposed to focus on life, both the temporal and eternal kind. But here we are.

I'm looking forward to the unique configuration of strangers and friends that will come. I ...

Death Cafe: East York Death Cafe

Posted by bob paterson-watt on Jan. 23, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

With bob paterson-watt

March 21, 2019, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)

Accepts donations

This is the first Death Cafe being held at Woodbine Heights Baptist Church. Intrigued by the notion and inspired by the practice and guidelines promoted by the founders, we anticipate ...

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