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

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 daytime and evening Grief Support Groups.

  • Two-hour sessions take place every at Bobby’s Hospice.
  • No charge to attend.
  • Delivered by trained and experienced professional 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
  • 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.

Private Counselling

Individual or family counselling with our Social Worker can be arranged.  Call 632-5593.