Grief Support
When someone you love dies

You grieve…

  • The loss of your loved one
  • The changes in your life

You hurt…

  • Physically
  • Emotionally
  • Spiritually

You experience…

  • Pain, emptiness, restlessness
  • Anger, guilt, remorse
  • Hopelessness and loneliness

You need…

  • Time to heal
  • Time to think and remember
  • Someone to talk to
Fall Grief Support
Fall grief support group sessions.
Wednesday evenings, Oct. 3 - Nov. 14
Space is limited. Contact us to register in advance.
Coping with Loss
  • Crying is an acceptable and healthy expression of grief and a release of built-up tension.  Cry freely as you feel the need.
  • Try to maintain a balanced diet, get rest and moderate exercise.  Avoid the use of drugs and alcohol.
  • Give yourself extra lifts:  hot baths, afternoon naps, a trip, time with special people, a walk in the woods, a favourite food.
  • Talk about your loss.  This is the most important thing you can do to reduce the pain.
  • Accept yourself.  Be gentle with yourself and reach out for help.  It will help you cope and support you. to heal.
"Finding My Way" Grief Support Groups
  • Each Spring and Fall, Hospice holds a 7-week Grief Support Group.
  • Two-hour sessions take place every Wednesday at Bobby’s Hospice from 6:30—8:30 pm.
  • No charge to attend.
  • Delivered by trained and experienced staff and volunteers.                           

Register in advance.  Call Hospice at 632-5593.

Topics covered include:

  • Specific Grief Reactions/Feelings 
  • The Journey of Grief Video by Doug Manning
  • Nutritional Wellness
  • Taking Care of You
  • Sharing Special Mementos
  • Anniversaries/Special Occasions & Dates To Remember
  • Caring for the Spirit through Art
  • Moving Through Grief  & Coping
Annual Memorial Service

Remember your loved ones in our special annual non-denominational service held each November at Assumption Parish, Saint John West.

Library and Information Services

Hospice has an extensive library filled on books, information and videos on grief and loss.