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.
My name is Daria Skibington-Roffel, and 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. Currently, I serve as the President of the Airdrie and District Hospice Society.
Anam Cara means "soul friend" in Irish and comes from the original Irish Christian communities. A soul friend can loosely be defined as someone who acts as spiritual advisor and companion. This person bears witness to the soul’s journey through life. He or she does not sit and judge or condemn, but may offer suggestions or challenges to assist the individual through their growth and development as a spiritual person.
I began studying Modern Druidry in 1991, was ordained into the Third Order of the Reformed Druids of North America in 2005, and graduated as a Full Member of Order of Bards Ovates and Druids in early 2019. My skills include: celebrancy, spiritual healing, dream interpretation, soul leading at death, community deathcare, and spiritual readings.