Home Funerals

In this introductory seminar, Barb will offer an overview of alternate options for funerals and end of life ceremonies. She will share personal experiences of the types of ceremonies and rituals created, what is legal in Ontario, what you need to consider in terms of paperwork, legalities and logistics. This is an ideal opportunity to explore the possibilities for end of life care and ceremonies both for your own end of life choices, as well as those of your loved ones, or those whom you are working with.


Barb Phillips began her learning of end of living care with Stephen Jenkinson and the Orphan Wisdom school in 2009 and in 2011 she graduated from the Contemplative End of Life Care Program at the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Toronto, Ontario. In 2012 under the tutelage of Jerrigrace Lyons of Final Passages, California Barb graduated as a Home Funeral Guide. She is also a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant® through CF&I (Celebrant Foundation and Institute), and a Certified Celebrant with the CCAOC (Certified Celebrant Association of Canada). Barb has been a volunteer with Hospice since 2000 and has served as a Director with the first residential Hospice in Northumberland County “The Bridge Hospice” located in Warkworth, Ontario from 2012-2015.