Choosing How We End Our Life: Living Life And The Right To End It.

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Death and dying are not subjects most of us are comfortable discussing. This was changed on February 6, 2015 whereby the Supreme Court issued a life changing decision. By unanimous conclusion the Court struck down the ban on physician assisted death. This ‘assistance’ would apply in specific situations ...

Traditions!

Friday, May 30th, 2014

I attended an unveiling last Sunday and it was a wonderful reminder of how one’s community comes together to support one another in times of need. An ‘unveiling’ is the Jewish custom when the tombstone is uncovered. I have referenced Maurice Lamm’s 1969 publication The Jewish Way in ...

Dying and Death- A Canadian Perspective.

Friday, November 15th, 2013

The Vanier Institute of the Family published their latest Contemporary Family Trends, called Death, Dying and Canadian Families, written by Dr. Katherine Arnup, highlighting the Canadian death experience. This is an excellent paper that discusses the change in the experience over the last years. I have summarized some of the key ...