Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Theme of the Show: Alternatives to Traditional Funerals
Guest: Ngaio Davis – Classic Cremation and Funeral Services
Lead Host: Stephen Garrett

Classic Cremations and Funeral Services

The mission at Classic Cremation & Funeral Services Inc. is to strive for daily excellence by:

  • listening to the needs of others and finding unique complimentary solutions
  • being innovators in funeral service while remaining respectful of its rich history
  • being educators in our communities, promoting the value of rituals new and old, and the value of celebrating and memorializing lives lived


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Theme of the Show: Loss from Suicide
Guest: Bikers Against Child Abuse: Mad Dog, President of Chapter for Fraser Valley; Two Bears, President of Chapter for Vancouver, BACA Worldwide
Lead Host: Mara Lees

Bikers Against Child Abuse
An organization that seeks to make a difference in the lives of our youth  by empowering them to speak out, not to be afraid of the world they live in – and by doing that hopefully preventing the pain that can lead to suicide.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Theme of the Show: Living Into Dying
Guest: Glen Hodges, Cemetery Manager, Mountainview Cemetery
Lead Host: Abegael Fisher-Lang

Mountainview Cemetery
Discussion of green burial and other relevant topics. Vancouver’s only cemetery is located west of Fraser St, between 31st Ave and 43rd Ave. Owned and operated by the City of Vancouver since 1886, Mountain View is made up of 106 acres of land with approximately 92,000 grave sites and 145,000 interred remains.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Theme of the Show: Keeping Vigil
Guest: Ingrid Schultz, Chaplain, Menno Place
Lead Host: Sharon Simpson

Menno Place
Menno Place is BC’s largest campus-of-care for seniors with over 700 seniors on 11 acres across from the Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Ingrid Schultz is one of the chaplains who brings spiritual support to those who request it at the end of life.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Theme of the Show: Pet Loss
Guest: Joanna Woronchak, Until We Meet Again Pet Memorial Center
Lead Host: Jeffrey Young

Until We Meet Again Pet Memorial Center
How do you define ‘family’? For many of us, the vision of “family” simply must include our pets. And most of us are committed to caring for these companions as well as we care for the human members of our family.

The passing of a beloved pet brings the need to make two very important decisions. The first involves letting go, where you choose pet cremation or burial–a decision which can hinge on any number of practical factors. The second involves creating the opportunity to say “goodbye” in a meaningful way.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Theme of the Show: Death Midwife
Guest: Sarah Kerr, Soul Passages
Lead Host: Stephen Garrett

Soul Passages
I love what I do, and I bring an open-hearted practicality to it. I join my clients in some very intimate and personal experiences, and I do so with respect, humility, compassion, and awe. I offer a calm and stable presence in what are often intense emotional situations. I know when to be serious, and when laughter is the medicine that’s needed. I am deeply committed to individual and community healing.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Theme of the Show: Inaugural Show
Guest: Introductions to the Hosts
Hosts: Stephen Garrett, Jeffrey Young, Abegael Fisher-Lang, Mara Lees, Sharon Simpson

Death Matters Live Radio Show
Five hosts with a wealth of experience come together on Death Matters Live Radio Show to bring to life the topic of death, dying and loss.