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It’s Your Choice

Community Spirit

There is a movement in North America for people to reclaim deathcare and have community involvement. Whether you want to offer deathcare in your home or somewhere else in a community, we can help with as much or as little hand-holding as you would like.

Rooted in Tradition

Our grandparents and great grandparents likely grew up in a time when people were more likely to have died at home. Families and communities gathered around to take care of a lot of details that followed – from constructing a casket to caring for the body and organizing a home vigil.

Today, that has changed – but our team will show up with open hands and hearts, ready to share knowledge with you. We support you in doing as much or as little as you wish to do yourselves.

It’s Your Choice... 

Environment Impact
Just as we have choices with how we care for the environment in our homes (with recycling and solar panels), and how we think about sustainability in our transportation choices (from a gas guzzler to a bicycle), we have choices in deathcare that can align with the values we have had while we are living.  

Home-based Deathcare
We can provide all care in our partner’s beautiful space, or you can choose, legally, to care for a body at home or hold a home vigil, with as much help as desired. You can take your time, in privacy, with as much hands-on involvement as you wish – and this can be a meaningful experience that supports the grieving process.  

Unique to You
Make a casket from scratch, buy a kit, or purchase a ready made one. Create a shroud, use grandma’s quilt, or purchase a handmade one that you can decorate if you wish. Have a formal funeral ceremony in a faith-based space, or create a unique and meaningful ceremony or celebration of life that feels right for you. Do it your way... naturally.

Outsourced Care
Epilog has a licensed funeral director and we offer a wide range of deathcare support to meet your needs. It is important to know that if you want to outsource and pay for care, then there are some important rules. Only a licensed funeral director in the province of Nova Scotia can be hired to care for a body and make final funeral arrangements. Only a licensed funeral director can oversee hired transportation of a body. No one else can legally be paid to do that. 

Losing someone you love is never easy. Epilog is here to help guide you and your family through this difficult time.