Bereavement Support Resources

Adult Reading Resource List

  • How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies by Therase A. Rando, Ph.D.
  • Seven Choices; Finding Daylight After Loss Shatters Your World by Martha Whitmore​
  • Healing After Loss; Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief by Martha Whitmore
  • Widow to Widow; Thoughtful, Practical Ideas Rebuilding Your Life by Genevieve Davis Ginsburg
  • No Time for Good-byes, Coping with Sorrow, and Anger and Injustice After a Tragic Death by Janice Harris Lord
  • I Wasn’t Ready to Say Good-bye: Surviving Coping & Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One by Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, PhD
  • Father Loss, How Sons of All Ages come to Terms with Deaths of Their Dads by Neil Chethik
  • Motherless Daughters, the Legacy of Loss by Hope Edelman
  • The Grieving Garden, Living with the Death of a Child by Suzanne Redfern and Sesan K. Gilbert

For Children:

  • Sad Isn’t Bad by Michalene Mundy (Good Grief Guidebook for Kids dealing with loss)
  • When Dinosaurs Die, A Guide to Understanding Death by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
  • Gran-Gran’s Best TrickA Story for Children Who Have Lost Someone They Love by L. Dwight Holden, MD (loss of a grandfather)
  • Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
  • The Empty Place, A Child’s Guide Through Grief by Roberta Temes, PhD
  • Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins (a journal for teenagers experiencing a loss) by Enid Samuel-Traisman, M.S.W.

Web Resources on Grief:

Web Resources

  • The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association provides leadership and advocacy for quality hospice palliative care for all Canadians.
  • The Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association serves as a provincial resource for hospice palliative care for Albertans.
  • ​ Information and support on palliative and end of life care, loss and grief.