Grief Resources

The death of someone we care about can be one of the most difficult experiences of life. Words seem inadequate to describe how painful the grief we feel can be. It is often much more challenging than we expect and than others seem to think.

These articles will help you understand something about the grief and how we can help ourselves and others through the difficult process.

These articles were written by Dr Bill Webster, our Director of Grief Education, and are part of a comprehensive library available on our Grief Journey web portal. Dr Bill is the founder and Executive Director of the Centre for the Grief Journey. He earned his doctorate at the University of Toronto in 1990, and has been awarded the prestigious Fellow in Thanatology by the Association of Death Education and Counselling (ADEC).

Dr Bill`s knowledge of grief is not just in theory, but from a very difficult personal experience. In 1983, Bill`s young wife died suddenly of a heart attack, leaving him not only to cope with his loss, but also to raise his 2 sons, who were only 9 and 7 when their mother died. Dr Bill has become a recognised author, a renowned international speaker and seminar leader, and brings 30 years of experience in the field of grief support and counselling.

Understanding Grief

These articles will help you understand the grief you may be feeling and how you can cope when someone you care about dies.

10 Facts about Grief and Grieving
Understanding Bereavement

Coping with Loss

These articles will help you understand the dynamics of specific losses such as the loss of a spouse or the loss of a pet.

The Loss of a Spouse
The Loss of a Pet

Children and Grief

These articles will help you understand the grief process of a child and how to help them cope.

Loss from a Child’s Perspective
Helping Children Cope

Helping those who Grieve

These articles will provide you with some useful information on how to help someone who is grieving, and how to help handle special days and holidays.

How to Help Someone who is Grieving
How to Help Handle Special days and Holidays

Coping with Complicated Situations

These articles will provide you with some useful information on suicide, grieving in the workplace, and the loss of a child.

Loss of a Child


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Online Grief Support

Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home is proud to partner with Domani, a grief support service offering courses, videos, message-based grief coaching and support, online grief support, and referrals for practitioners if you need to speak to a grief support provider near you.