It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
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If you Google the word 'grief,' the search engine will deliver well over 23 million results! That's an unbelievable amount of information about dealing with grief at a time when you may already feel overwhelmed by the smallest of tasks. We are here to help.
You Aren't Alone
While the experience of grief can be very isolating, we would like to help you take steps to counter the feelings of loneliness and disconnection. While the articles in our grief library can make a difference in your day-to-day life; should you need additional support, please don't hesitate to call us at 403-528-2599 or 1-800-317-2647. We will do our best to ease your bereavement and, if requested, provide a referral to a local grief counselor or therapist.
One of the best ways to deal with grief is by remembering memories that you shared with your loved one. Search through our listing of medicine hat obits and share your stories.
After the unexpected death of his wife, Irish author C.S. Lewis wrote in A Grief Observed, "No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. The death of a beloved is an amputation."
While dealing with grief is not easy, we believe the resources within this section of our website can help. Should you need additional support in grieving your loss, please call us at 403-528-2599 or 1-800-317-2647. We will do everything we can to assist you.
What to Expect After the Funeral
Wondering what to expect once the funeral service is over and the guests have gone? Be prepared: read this page to find out what happens after a funeral.
Dealing with Death
If you avoid dealing with death, you may become more vulnerable and unable to grieve. We offer support in accepting loss and preparing for death.
Grieving with Purpose
Explore the concept of grief work. This article reviews the four tasks involved and highlights the six self-care and bereavement signposts in your bereavement journey.
Ending Denial and Finding Acceptance
Acceptance puts an end to denial by releasing disbelief. In doing so, you can fully include the death of a loved one into your life and find peace-of-mind.
For Friends of the Bereaved
Have you chosen to help someone who is grieving the death of a loved one? If so, this article was written for you. It offers insights and provides suggestions on how best to support them during this time.
When Grief Doesn't Ease
This article takes a closer look at what's considered normal grieving compared to more complicated grief. We can look for signals to see if our grief may be going off track.
When Grief is Unacknowledged
There are many situations when our grief is not understood by those around us and can compromise our well-being. This article provides readers with four ways to reclaim our rights to grieve and find support.
Journey Through Grief
We encourage families or friends who are coping with grief to contact us and make arrangements to speak with Gary W. Goran or Lynett Getz, RSW.
How much should you tell a child about the passing of a family member? How should you explain death, and how involved should children be in the planning of a loved one's funeral? Get insights and answers from our experts in our Children's Corner.