Grief Resources

Brockie Donovan is proud to offer free seminars on Grief & Loss with counsellor Shelley Wray

 When someone you love dies, you come to know your deepest pain. Your heart may broken into a thousand tender pieces. We recognize grief can feel like a heavy fog, clouding our minds, numbing our senses, obscuring our identity and the direction we feel we should take. Our seminars with Shelley Wray are designed to help you understand your grief and help you learn to heal. Should you need help through your journey of grief, please do not hesitate to contact us at or by calling us at (204) 727-0694.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 gathering restrictions, we have suspended our Grief Seminars until a later date when it is safe to gather. 

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Grief Support Resources

The death of someone we care about can be one of the most difficult experiences in life. Words fail to describe how painful the grief we feel can be. It is more challenging than we, or others, might expect.

The articles below are meant to describe different types of grief; their intent is to help you understand your own, or to help you empathize with another person's grief.

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 a prestigious fellowship in thanatology by the Association of Death Education and Counselling (ADEC).

Dr. Bill's knowledge of grief exists not just in theory, but from a very difficult personal experience. In 1983, Bill's young wife died suddenly of a heart attack. Her passing left him in the difficult situation of coping with immense loss while raising his two sons, who were only seven and nine when their mother died. Dr. Bill has become a recognized author, and a renowned international speaker and seminar leader who draws from 30 years of experience in the field of grief support and counselling.

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What is Grief?

These articles will help you understand your own grief or the grief of another. Grief is not as simple as it's made out to be -- it is more than just "feeling sad."

10 Facts about Grief and Grieving

Understanding Bereavement

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Children and Grief

These articles will help you understand the grief process of a child, with tips on how to help them cope.

Loss from a Child’s Perspective

Helping Children Cope

Helping Children Understand Death - Click to Download

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Helping those who Grieve

These articles will provide you with some useful information on how to help someone who is grieving, as well as tips on how to help navigate special days and holidays, which can be especially difficult in the wake of a loss.

How to Help Someone who is Grieving

How to Help Navigate Special days and Holidays

Helping Yourself Heal During the Holidays - Click to Download

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Coping with Complicated Situations

Grief can come unexpectedly in life. These articles offer more specific information on certain types of grief, such as grief following a suicide, and grief in the workplace.


The Loss of a Loved One to Suicide - Click to Download

Grief in the Workplace

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Living Again

Below we offer an inspirational grief resource that has helped many to heal after the loss of a loved one. If you are struggling and feel you would benefit from additional help, please contact us at our funeral home. Our staff is very familiar with the grief resources in our community, and can refer you to local support groups. We are here to help.

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