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Creating space to pause, reflect and share experiences with dying and death

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A natural way to be

A natural way to be

Is death like birth? There is a labour to coming into this world, and a labour to leaving… A natural way to be, if only we all could talk about it… Let’s try, let’s do it! Now

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It sits with me

It sits with me

That in their final hours with their father, this family, this son, was not able to rise above the strange family dysfunction to be there for his Dad, and primarily for himself. It sits with me. I tried to facilitate it for him so he wouldn’t carry […]

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Your peace comforts my tears

Your peace comforts my tears

Dear God, You are my strength – my anchor and safe place. Your peace comforts my tears, your love casts away my fears. Thank you today for today. A struggling pilgrim on life’s path.

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I would do anything

I would do anything

Remembering my sister, Christine, who passed suddenly & not able to say goodbye. I would do anything for one last hug. I love you & miss you every day & promise to keep your memory alive. Love you.

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He is in Heaven

He is in Heaven

My mother-in-law passed away years ago. We were all at the funeral including all 3 children. Months later our son (4 years old) pet hamster, George, died. A while later, Jeff said he missed George, out of the blue I said “don’t worry, he is in heaven […]

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Her music has filled my life

Her music has filled my life

To my strong, loving Mom who taught me to always speak my mind, protect my family at all cost and embrace life to the fullest. We sang together in life and we sand to her tape during her death. Her music has filled my life and my […]

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Some I grew close to

Some I grew close to

In my 5 years as a Saint Elizabeth visiting nurse, I have come such a long way in terms of dealing with the death of clients. I started work shortly after my mother’s death – still raw in my memory; almost immediately found myself caring for dying […]

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He just slipped away

He just slipped away

My dad died in 2010 from COPD & renal failure. He decided against dialysis & his passing was quick & very peaceful. We held his hand as he just slipped away. It was on his terms and I will be forever grateful for that. I still miss […]

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I sense your spirit

I sense your spirit

Dad, I draw on your wisdom every day. I sense your spirit protecting me. I miss you.

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I felt your presence there

I felt your presence there

Hi Dad… It’s been nearly 19 years since you’ve gone, but I still think of you often. I know you’re always with us in our hearts & memories and you are no doubt, proud of your family and all that we’ve become. Bryan & I had a […]

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