We will be a support tool and aide function in helping you assist with matters, affairs or concerns after a death.
Our goal is to assist and work with you, and guide you on what needs to be done today.
It is our caring nature for you not to get overwhelmed, and to support you in a positive environment.
It is our belief that time helps recuperate and we as a whole can utilize some assistance every so often.
Joy Wirta is a lifetime resident of the Sudbury Area, where she was born and raised her family.
She has been involved as a volunteer for over 20 years serving on many committees and boards across the region.
Employed with over a decade of service with Canada Revenue Agency, she holds to great value confidentiality and privacy.
After dealing with personal losses herself, she recognized a need for a support program within our community to deal with the affairs after a family has said their final goodbyes.
Sophie Misouri is the founder of Wild Oats Birth Services and a bilingual birth and postpartum doula serving the Greater Sudbury Area.
Training through Home Hospice Association in their Infant and Pregnancy Loss doula program, she specializes in supporting women who have experienced or are experiencing infant or pregnancy loss and is dedicated to providing all her clients with the information, care and support they need. Meeting her clients wherever they are on their journey.
Visit my site at http://wildoatsbirth.com/
Sandi Emdin has built her life and career on being of service to her community. She started out as a Social Service Worker, transitioned to a stay-at-home mom, and later became an active community volunteer.
One of Sandi’s most meaningful volunteer experiences was with Warm Hearts Palliative Care where she was involved for many years; first as a volunteer, then as a trainer, and often as a guest speaker at their events.
This experience changed her perspective so much that she did a TEDx talk on the power of being present and the importance of breathing; techniques she learned in her Palliative Care training.
During the last 20 years, Sandi has continued to volunteer and work professionally as a Leadership Development Coach. Her specialty is conflict resolution. She completed her certification in 2015 in Ottawa with the Canadian Institute of Conflict Resolution.
Last year in 2018, Sandi joined the first Home Hospice North board and it awakened in her the passion for this work that she had left behind.
In March 2019 Sandi completed the Death Doula “in-person” training in Toronto with the Home Hospice Association of Ontario. She is confident she will complete the other requirements later this year.
I am a loving and caring mother of 2 grown children and a Baba to 2 beautiful grandchildren. I adore my family, the outdoors and different types of cuisine.
I’ve been a Registered nurse since 1984. I worked at Health Sciences North for many years with paediatrics being my main focus. At present I am an Information Nurse at Canadian Blood Services.
I understand dying and grieving are extremely important parts of life and I would love to offer you and your family support, comfort and peace until the very end.
I have been a palliative care volunteer since 2005 and believe no one should die alone and should also have a say in what their death looks like.
My experience as a palliative care home visitor has taught me a great deal about end of life care.
My compassion, friendliness, advocacy and experience serve to help people through their death.
I have helped with legacy work such as writing letters, finishing knitting projects for loved ones, piecing together collages, basically anything to leave a tangible memory.
I have spent many hours at bedside to support and guide people through the dying process.
I have had the question many times asked to me, “Why do you want to be a Death Doula?” For me, I had worked in Family Law for many years and always felt no matter what I did I could not make a difference.
This brought me to a new chapter in my life where I started working with seniors and their loved ones.
From my very first meeting 15 years ago to this very day, not a day goes by that I do not feel blessed to meet families and hear their stories, fortunate to make a difference and thankful to learn something new everyday.
When I researched Death Doula and their role in providing assistance, companionship and guidance as families are faced with death there was really not a second thought given and I knew it would be my next step in what I love to do.
Working with seniors and their loved ones for so many years I have learnt that most would like to remain where they call home and to see so many pass away without any control over the process was difficult for the senior dying as well as the families. To be able to give choices and advocate for their wishes and create the environment that they want is truly comforting to me.
In 2006, my husband was diagnosed with cancer. We then started a long journey of 5 years of battling the disease and had a lot of conversations of how he wanted to die and where.
He was emphatic that when the time came, he would die at home and in my arms. I had no idea how to be make that wish possible, but through contacts in the health field and amazing supportive care from family, friends and organizations, we were able to make that happen. In June 2011, he died in my arms in his home. I want others, who choose to follow this path, to have that experience. The peace I felt for having done it “His way” stays with me to this day.
I am so passionate about the Death Doula program because I firmly believe we need to get back to basics. We need to support those who are dying to let them complete their journey in life ‘their way’ as much as possible. There is no better feeling than to be part of the process that lets this happen.
Engagement Coordinator, Wife, Chronic illness collector, Tiny human skating instructor.
Keeper of all things. Avid reader and researcher. Always looking for new and inventive ways to expand understanding, awareness, and avocation in the end of life process.
Educating and building a stronger community in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.
It Is The Mission Of Dragonfly Advisory Services, To Provide A Personal Touch And Lending Hand. To Help Guide An Individual Or Persons After The Loss Of A Loved One.