I am deeply honoured and privileged to impart some peace of mind and gift families with quality time together. I look forward to meeting you and learning about your story.
I am Cheryl Sewell, the owner of endpath care, providing non-medical palliative and end of life care in the North Okanagan and virtually throughout Canada. I am a mother to three boys and a chocolate Labrador Retriever, and have been married to my husband for almost 20 years. I love hiking, mountain biking, and skiing, as well as reading and travelling. I am a lifelong learner who enjoys meeting new people and spending time with my family and friends.
My passion to support individuals and families was inspired by my own family’s palliative care journeys. While I was in my early twenties, my mom was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer that spread throughout her body. In five short weeks, the cancer won. A few years later, my dad was diagnosed with Pick’s disease. His mental and physical health declined until his death 10 years later; a slower process, but no less painful.
Although my family and I encountered many wonderful health care workers along the way, I believe additional emotional, practical, and informational support and guidance would have been invaluable through those very challenging times. Having heard similar comments in the community spurred an even greater desire to support and accompany others through their own experiences and as their unique stories unfold.
Education & Experience
End of Life Doula Program
Certificate earned from Douglas College
Level 1 Grief & Loss Program
Living Through Loss Counselling
Society of BC
Committed to ongoing palliative care and end of life training to better support clients. Topics of interest include Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), children and youth grief and palliative care, Advance Serious Illness Planning, Advance Care Planning, inclusive care, and conflict management.
Master of Business Administration
Honours Bachelor of Science
North Okanagan Hospice Society
Volunteer support for hospice residents and their loved ones.
Completed 22 hours of comprehensive training in areas such as family dynamics, communication techniques, active listening, overcoming cultural differences, spirituality, grief and bereavement, and self-care.
BC Hospice Palliative Care Association
Part-time Project Coordinator
Supporting and advocating for hospice societies across BC and Yukon
Managed and co-developed the Grief, Bereavement & Mental Health Summit
20+ years of communications, marketing, and project management experience, supporting endpath care administration and management of client tasks.
Project and Event Management
Experience managing small to million dollar events and projects translates well to planning and organizing events such as celebrations of life and legacy projects.
Professional communications and relationship management experience enhances client interactions and the ability to advocate and liaise on behalf of clients. This skillset also helps with building a network of resources and supports to better meet client needs.
Serving the North Okanagan and virtually throughout Canada. Contact us for a complimentary half hour session to find out how we can support you.