Death is inevitable. Suffering in silence is not.

Let me help ease the process for you and your loved ones.

About Jo-Anne

End of Life Educator Speaker and Doula

I believe everyone should have a say in their care and treatment and be advised of all of their options.

I believe everyone’s dignity should be kept intact and their wishes honoured.

I believe everyone should have a plan in place for their final journey and have discussions with their loved ones about their wishes for end-of-life care and treatment,

I believe everyone should have an advocate/friend/confidante with whom to walk the final journey.

I would like to help make your end-of-life journey as gentle, connected and caring as possible, for the sake of you and the ones you love.

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Advance Care Planning

A will comes into effect when you die. Advance Care Planning is making decisions about the kind of care you…

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Conversation Facilitation

Talking about your wishes and sharing your feelings will help you come to terms with your passing. We all have…

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Living Legacies

A living legacy can be created by recording your life stories, lessons, sentiments, memories, and traditions. Legacies convey what you want…

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  • “When we found out that my mom had cancer, it was the most overwhelming time of my life! Not only emotionally but all the to-do’s that needed to be done. There were so many things to do that would have never occurred to me, more than I could have imagined, all the while processing and grieving my loss and being there for my dad, brother and our family and friends. Jo-Anne stood beside us every step of the way, both my mom, myself and our loved ones. Jo-Anne’s compassionate heart, sensitivity and easy going nature made her very easy to talk to. She provided a shoulder to lean on when I didn’t feel strong enough. She was poised and very professional when it came to serious moments, plans and difficult conversations that needed to be had. She gave the perfect balance of support and space. I really can’t say enough about the impact Jo-Anne’s presence and service had on my mother, myself and my family during the most challenging time we have ever had to face. Thank you, Jo-Anne.”

    Kari Laker
    Daughter of client

    Kari Laker
  • “Our experience with Jo-Anne during the terminal illness of our sister, Jan was so comforting. She was there through it all with loving support and guidance in all areas. From simple tasks of helping with meals or errands to more significant tasks of final arrangements and family requests.
    Her hands-on caring for our sister and ourselves was all from her heart. She was willing to do whatever she could to ease Jan’s and our lives in her last days.
    Jo-Anne’s positive, uplifting presence gave us all a sense of peace and harmony, enhancing those special moments with Jan. Moments I will treasure all my days to come. Thank you so much Jo-Anne for all your selfless love and caring.”

    Cathy Halsall
    Sister of client

    Cathy Halsall