The Reflection Room is supported by Saint Elizabeth Health Care
Creating space to pause, reflect and share experiences with dying and death

Distance

Distance

Love and sadness came over me

Love and sadness came over me

Both my grandparents died while I was not living near them and it was not until I travelled back home and saw their plots in the cemetery that this feeling of loss and sadness came over me. I had to re-live that feeling of losing them all […]

Read story

I don’t know how to help him

I don’t know how to help him

I don’t feel like I have dealt with death a lot on a theoretical level I feel like we should be able to talk about death but in practice not so much. My dad specifically has lost and been in need of talking, I don’t know how […]

Read story

I almost get jealous

I almost get jealous

My dad is palliative and lives so far from me. My sister is his caregiver. She is awesome! Sometime when she tells me things about my dad … little things I almost get jealous because I am missing this opportunity an in my heart I always ask… […]

Read story

I wished I knew her better

I wished I knew her better

I lost my mother in-law this past week. She died suddenly and lives in another province. It was difficult for my husband to lose his mother but for me I had wished I knew her better. If only we visited her more often or talked to her […]

Read story

December is a hard month

December is a hard month

I have lost 4 family members in less than 10 years – 2 sisters with breast to bone – both in the same month/yr. December is a hard month. 3 deaths not present for due to time & distance and one death – my Dad’s with no pain […]

Read story

I flew back and forth every month

I flew back and forth every month

I remember asking you to move to my home so I could take care of you. You did not wish to, so I flew back and forth every month to be with you. I flew back for your 50th birthday and left New Year’s Day. You died […]

Read story

It was a party of sorts

It was a party of sorts

My father died within 3 months of his diagnosis. I was working in the next province (this one) and took Bearskin Airlines every week or 2 to see him. I left for work 2 days before he died, and didn’t see him alive again. Everybody else did; […]

Read story

She felt her Dad visited her

She felt her Dad visited her

My best friend’s father died in another province. It was so hard because I couldn’t get time off work to be there. We talked and supported each other as my Dad died a few years ago. My friend told me that she felt her Dad visited her […]

Read story

My head understands but my heart is crying

My head understands but my heart is crying

I live 8 hours from home. The last time I saw my father alive was Easter morning. The family had gone to church and he stayed at home. We had told him that after mass we would be heading to our home. He went ahead and prepared […]

Read story

We thought he would get better

We thought he would get better

My mom getting a phone call one evening. Two days later, she is on the plane to China. We thought he would get better, but another two days later my grandpa had passed away.

Read story
Page 1 of 212

Thank you for visiting

Would you consider taking
our short survey?