Anam Cara Soul Services

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Anam Cara Soul Services embraces the Community Deathcare Movement in Canada and exists to help individuals and families through the dying process via practical, emotional and spiritual support, as well planning, holding space, singing the soul home, and aftercare for loved ones.

Maybe death isn't darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us.
-Mary Oliver

Land Acknowledgment

 I, Daria Skibington-Roffel and my company, Anam Cara Soul Solutions, acknowledge and honour the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

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How I Can Be of Service To You

I am a community deathcare practitioner or "death doula", based in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada. Doula is a Greek word (δούλα) that means "woman who serves". 

 I have dedicated my life to a Path of Service; helping people find their way through the process of death and dying. Since 1992, I have worked and volunteered in palliative care, crisis intervention, funeral service, and spiritual care. 

 Wherever you are on your journey, I will walk with you.

Services for Pets

Our pets are family members and I believe they deserve the same reverence and care that we give to our human loved ones at end of life. I will provide any support that is needed: connection to resources for pet deathcare, euthanization and memorial services for pets. I am honoured to have been chosen by Leyden's Funeral Home to conduct the Annual Rainbow Bridge Memorial Service for those who are mourning the loss of a beloved pet.

About Me

My name is Daria Skibington-Roffel, and I have dedicated my life to a Path of Service; helping people find their way through the process of death and dying. 

Since 1992, I have worked and volunteered in palliative care, crisis intervention, funeral service, and spiritual care. Currently, I serve as the President of the Airdrie and District Hospice Society. I graduated from the Beyond Yonder Virtual School of Community Deathcare in 2016, and have also been trained in grief support group facilitation and palliative care support through the Airdrie and District Hospice Society in 2018. 

In 2005, I was ordained into the Third Order of the Reformed Druids of North America, and was initiated as a Full Druid Member of Order of Bards Ovates and Druids in December of 2018.

Contact Me

I am here to serve and I love what I do. If I can be of service to you, or would like to learn more, please reach out. I can be reached via phone, Zoom, or Skype, and for in-person sessions in Airdrie, Calgary and the surrounding area.   

For non-urgent inquiries, please contact me via email or via the form. 

If you would like to talk, my telephone number is 403-837-3078 (Mountain Standard Time). 

Wishing you peace, comfort and strength on your journey. /|\

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I am proud to be affiliated with the following organizations

Airdrie and District Hospice Society Order of Bards Ovates and Druids National Home Funeral Alliance Community Deathcare Canada

General Information

Canadian Virtual Hospice Alberta Health Services Alberta Funeral Services Regulatory Board Alberta Health Services Palliative and End of Life Care

COVID-19:Soul-Leading Prayer for the Dead

As the Pandemic continues to spread, many people are in quarantine/practising physical distancing, and are unable to be with their loved ones at end of life. I have dedicated myself to soul-leading those who have died without their loved ones around, or someone to say words as their soul departs. If you are so inclined, please do the same as there are many who are between worlds who could use some encouragement.

 It need not be anything fancy, just saying a prayer for those who need help crossing over.Below is the prayer that I am saying to help sing the souls of those who died without a soul friend home: 

Tonight and every night, I reach out to, and pray for, those who have died alone; to those without loved ones to grieve, to pray for them, or see them on their way; to those who stand at the Gateway with hesitation.

I stand with you as your Companion to help you find your way. Know that you are loved; not alone; and that it is okay to move forward.

As you step across the threshold, you will be greeted by the Ancestors, your beloved Mighty Dead; and the Divine in whatever form you believe.

You go home to your Home of Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer. You go home to the Blessed Realms; to the restful haven of the waveless sea.

I hold the gate open for you and wish you many blessings as you embark on the next steps of your souls' journey.

May you find peace. May you find your way home. May you know you are loved and that all is well for you now.

May you be forever blessed.

Awen/Amen /|\