Founder & Lead Doula
Marquis is a Certified End of Life Doula and completed training through the
International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA), International Association of Professional Death Doulas (IAPDD) and LifeSpan Doulas. He is also an active member of the End of Life Doula Association of Canada, International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA), International Association of Professional Death Doulas (IAPDD), National End of Life Doula Alliance (NELDA), and End of Life Doula UK. He has always taken pride in being a caretaker, nurturer, helper, and a wide-eyed companion to others. By serving his own aging family members and friends, Marquis developed a reverence for the human experience, which includes birth and death.
Marquis founded Serene Transitions to expand and facilitate the practice of end of life planning and companionship. It is his passion to help people and their loved ones be more prepared for the end of life by serving as a loving presence and providing them with the confidential planning and unbiased emotional and spiritual support they need during times of transitional life changes.
Marquis has learned over the years that every individual has a story and legacy they may wish to pass along to their loved ones. He believes that life is sacred, holistic, and that a dignified transition is a right entitled to every human being.
As a matter of culture, respect, and various other reasons, most people do not discuss the matter of dying, even though it is all but inevitable. During times of grief and heartbreak, family and friends are often left making decisions with little to no guidance. This can add even more stress and anxiety to a situation that may already have an abundance of complex emotions.
Instead of avoiding discussions about death, it is important to realize that time can be spent having healthy conversations to capture life's meaning, explore end of life wishes, and create a sense of wholeness to bring a more peaceful and sacred transition full of meaningful memories. In addition to this passion, Marquis enjoys travelling, spending time with friends and family, and trying new foods.
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