Grief Support 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.

H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home

Understanding GriefUnderstanding 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

H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home

Coping with the Loss of a Loved OneCoping with Loss

These articles will help you understand the dynamics of specific losses.

The Loss of a Spouse
The Loss of a Pet

H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home

Helping Children Understand GriefChildren and Grief

Loss from a Child’s Perspective
Helping Children Cope

H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home

How to Help Those that GrieveHelping those who Grieve

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

H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home

Coping with Complicated SituationsCoping with Complicated Situations

Grief after a Suicide
Grief in the Workplace

H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home

Online Grief Support Resources

Please click on the heading titles to go to the websites of each resource listed below.

A seminar and support group for those who have lost someone close to them.  Participants watch and discuss a series of videos that help navigate the grief process.

The Compassionate Friends of Canada
An organization for families who have suffered the death of a child from any cause. Provides contacts to local chapters, articles and information about grieving.

A leading provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.

Growth House
An international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues. Hypertext topic pages link to sites around the world. Links to hospice and home care, bereavement, death with dignity, AIDS, and related topics in life-threatening illness.

An international not-for-profit organization that fosters emotional healing among children grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis.