If you are grieving

The death of someone we love can be the most challenging time in our life. This is uncharted territory for many of us and often we’re not sure what to say or do.

Grief is our natural response to any loss and particularly to the death of a loved one. Grief is all encompassing and affects us in every aspect of our lives: physically, emotionally, mentally, socially and spiritually. There are times when grief is totally overwhelming and lasts longer than you or others expect it to last. Over time, grief will soften but it never truly goes away. There are no timelines, no rules.  We all have our own way of grieving.

But you don’t have to be alone.  Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is find a way to talk about your loss with someone who will simply listen and acknowledge your grief. We have trained volunteers to support you, your family and your friends through the end-of-life and grief journey.

Here are some of the ways that Hospice can support you through bereavement. Please call our office for more information at 604-740-0475.

Grief Group Workshops (ongoing)

Companionship

Compassionate Friends: Support after Loss of a Child

Tea and Company

Resources

Kate Webb Hospice Library

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Perhaps for now it can be enough to simply marvel at the mystery of how a heart so broken can go on beating,

as if it were made for precisely this — as if it knows the only cure for love is more of it…

        Jan Richardson from Blessing for the Brokenhearted