Often when I am with people who are grieving, I say that I wish there was a magic wand that would just take away all of their hurt. Obviously there is no such thing as a magic wand. But there are things that can lessen the pain. Some of these strategies are to register for a support group, to book an individual appointment through Morse & Son or Morgan Funeral Home, or to educate yourself about the grief journey.
The following is a list of local resources and materials dealing with grief. Please feel free to phone Marny Atkinson (Continuing & Community Care) at Morse & Son and Morgan Funeral Home- 905 356 3550 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Morse & Son and Morgan Funeral Home
we are proud to be partners and members of:
Bereavement Resource Council of Niagara (BRC)
email@example.com or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bereavement Resource Council of Niagara co-ordinates services in the Niagara Peninsula for the support and guidance of those dealing with the pain of grief and loss. Anyone who is grieving and needs help can call this number 905 680 6400 and Emily the coordinator will listen and guide that person into an appropriate group. Many other services are also provided, thanks to the generous support of their patrons and individuals who believe in what they are doing.
Bereavement Ontario Network (BON)
www.BereavementOntarioNetwork.ca or email:info@BereavementOntarioNetwork.ca
The Bereavement Ontario network is a diverse group of organizations and individuals throughout Ontario who come into touch with grief, bereavement and mourning. For some this happens through vocations while for others it is through volunteer work. They need, and are prepared to offer, support and develop interconnections. The BON has a province-wide directory, which allows member to offer support that helps the dying and bereaved.
519 284 2230
Many of these books are available to borrow through Morse & Son and Morgan Funeral Home Resource Centre. Please call Marny Atkinson for information- 905 356 3550.
- General Bereavement -
Any book by Dr. Alan Wolfelt is an excellent resource
How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies, Rando, Therese
Swallowed by a Snake, Golden, Tom
The Courage to Grieve, Tatelbaum, Judy
Grief: The Courageous Journey, Lang & Caplan
Living Through Mourning, Samoff Schiff, Harriett
Living When a Loved One Has Died, Grollman, Earl
When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Kushner, Harold
- Bereaved Spouse -
Beginnings: A Book for Widows, Wylie, B.
Being a Widow, Caine, Lynne
I Can’t Stop Crying, Martin & Ferris
Widows Journey: A Return to the Loving Self, Rose, Xenia
Wife After Death, Anderson, M.
The Young Widow: Conflicts and Guidelines, Ferguson et al.
Widower: When Men are Left Alone, Campbell & Silverman
When Men Grieve: Why Men Grieve Differently and How You Can Help, Levang, E.
- Bereaved Parents -
How to Survive the Loss of a Child, Sanders, C.
When the Bough Breaks, Bernstein, Judith
After the Death of a Child, Finkbeiner, Ann
The Bereaved Parent, Sarnoff Schiff, Harriet
Empty Cradle, Broken Heart, Davis, Deborah
Miscarriage: Women Sharing from the Heart, Allen & Marks
Recovering from the Loss of a Child, Donnelly, K.
- Bereaved Children -
My Memory Book, Morgan Funeral Homes
Lifetimes: A Beautiful Way to Explain Death, Mellonie, Bryan
Fall of Freddie the Leaf, Buscaglia, Leo
Learning to Say Goodbye: When a Parent Dies, LeShan, Eda
Goodbye Grandma, Saynor, John K.
Niagara Public Health- Parent Talk Line, 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-0674
To Touch a Grieving Heart, McIntyre Media
Children Die Too, Kinetic
Reign Over Me
Meet Joe Black
City of Angels
Message in a Bottle