Support when a loved one dies

Sometimes, patients will not recover from their underlying illness or injury. The death of a relative or friend is one of the most stressful things that can happen in life. If death is sudden or unexpected, your feeling of shock can be overwhelming.

As you try to deal with your grief, it can be difficult to remember what the nurse, doctor or social worker said to you. It can be even more difficult to think of what you need to do next.

We hope the booklet, When Someone Dies, will answer some of your questions, help you make necessary arrangements and provide resources to take care of yourself during this time. 

Talking to children about death - Explaining death to children can be difficult, particularly when the death is traumatic. Our brochure, Talking to Children About Death, provides advice and resources to help guide you through these conversations.

Support for adults grieving the death of a parent - The death of a parent can be a shocking and life changing experience. This is as true for adults as it is for children and young people. Our brochure, Adults Grieving the Death of a Parent, offers advice and resources to help you navigate this difficult time.

BC Funeral Association - Visit the BC Funeral Association website to get more resources including information about funeral planning, wills, costs, assistance and more.

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