Catholic Health Association of Manitoba

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One of the biggest changes in life comes when someone we cherish leaves us through death. Grief is a reaction to losing someone. We all have experienced those loses throughout our lives. We all know grief, in our unique, personal way. Yet grief is something that connects us, as we all experience it. It is neither bad nor immoral, and cannot be processed by someone else.

Grief can also be experienced through separation and divorce.

We need to acknowledge that our grief has exacted its toll on us, but also appreciate what we have learned; understand that we can, and that those who cared about us want us to, move on.


Coping with Grief During Covid Didactic

Grief and Loss - Brenda Robilliard


Pregnancy or infant loss series:

Grief support:

When your child has died
When your grandparent has died
When your friend has died
When your co-worker has died
Grief and medical assistance in dying
When someone has died by suicide
When your parent has died
When your husband, wife or partner has died

Grief Support Resources

A list of local grief support organizations; available support for widowed, divorced and separated people; list of funeral homes in Manitoba; book recommendations and much more!

Practical Matters - A guide for grief and bereavement

A guide developed by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority to help people experiencing grief and loss after the death of a loved one.  Practical Matters

Center for Loss and Life Transition
A private organization dedicated to furthering our understanding of and compassion for the complex set of emotions we call grief. Dedicated to helping both the bereaved, by walking with them in their unique life journeys, and bereavement caregivers, by serving as their educational liaison and professional forum.

Crisis, Grief and Healing 

A place where men and women can discuss, chat or browse to understand the many different paths to heal strong emotions. Resources on the site include excerpts from author Tom Golden’s books on healing from loss.


GriefNet is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. They have many email support groups. Their integrated approach to online grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of all kinds.


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

Grief and Loss   

Grief support information and resources from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).

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.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization   

Committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.

Grief and Bereavement Document - click here.

Catholic Organizations and Resources - click here.

Community Grief Support - Prayers, Tips and Community Resources - click here.

Helpful Tips on Writing an Obituary - click here.
(Courtesy of Desjardins Funeral Home)

Bereavement Support Programs - Community Resources - click here.

Grief Support Organizations - click here.

Beginning Experience Ministry for widowed, divorced and separated people - website