GRIEF & BEREAVEMENT CARE

Bereavement Care

The death of a loved one can be an overwhelming experience. At The Dorothy Ley Hospice, we recognize that grief is a natural and normal response to loss. We understand that grief is a unique and individual process, that can cause suffering and distress physically, psychologically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

The Covid-19 pandemic has further compounded the grief experience and created additional challenges for some people, such as: 
⦁ Not being able to be with loved ones at end of life and at time of death
⦁ Not being able to have funerals or remembrance events to mourn the loss
⦁ Experiences of isolation and separation from community and family support

If you are an adult (aged 18 years and over), who has experienced the death of a loved one due to illness and you are a resident of Etobicoke, you are welcome to connect with us. No prior connection to the hospice is required.
We provide opportunities to learn about grief as a healing process, to connect with other bereaved persons, and to be in an understanding and supportive space to share and express your grief.

During this time of grief and loss, we are here for you. Please complete this Referral Form and someone from the team will be in touch.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and community, all programs and services are offered at no charge.

Grief: What is it? Presented by Megan Quinn (Dorothy Ley Hospice)
Grief can be difficult, especially now. Learn how to support yourself and others experiencing grief during this challenging time.
The Etiquette of Grief. What do you say when someone is grieving? Learn practical ways to communicate with, and support someone through their grieving process.

The Etiquette of Grief Presented by Peggy Moore (Heart House Hospice)