Kat Primeau is an artist, celebrant, and Certified Death Doula, End-of-Life Specialist, and End-of Life-Planner. She always loved volunteering in nursing homes as a kid with her Grandma Jackie, and when she first moved to LA, worked in administration, taught seated exercise, performed, and held tea parties at elder care facilities.
Kat came to know long-distance caregiving, anticipatory grief, dying, and death when her dad was diagnosed with early onset dementia in 2015. After his death in 2017 and a series of impactful pandemic losses, she decided to honor her ancestors and follow her gut into End-of-Life service. Her mission is to spark conversation and creativity around grief, death, and dying as the “Good Grief Doula,” so we may all find a future we'd like to age and die in.
She recently completed training with the visionary Alua Arthur and her organization Going With Grace, acquired NEDA (National End-of-life Doula Alliance) proficiency, and became a hospice volunteer. She is also a credentialed Minister with Universal Life Ministries and a volunteer with The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, Alzheimer’s LA, Compassion & Choices, and “A Dose of Funny,” the Laughter for a Change program at Children’s Hospital LA.
She can often be found singing, organizing people and their belongings, co-writing, choreographing, and costuming musicals with the musical comedy collective, Robot Teammate, and performing live music with her life partner and their oversized dream pop band, Sumeau.