Grief Resources

The death of someone we care about can be one of the most difficult experiences in life. Words fail to describe how painful the grief we feel can be. It is more challenging than we, or others, might expect.

Good Grief - Diane E. Lawson, B.A.

Brought to you in partnership with In Memoriam Funeral Services Inc. 

My name is Diane Lawson and I have been providing grief and bereavement support in Orangeville and the surrounding area for over twenty years.  My education includes a B.A. in Thanatology ("study of death and psychological mechanisms for coping with them"), from University of Western Ontario; and a Certificate in Bereavement Education from the University of Toronto.  My professional experience includes numerous positions with Bereaved Families of Ontario and I am currently a lay chaplain at Headwaters Health Care Centre.  I am also a member of Bereavement Ontario Network.

I am passionate about journeying with those living with loss and have facilitated young widow groups, parent groups, provided one-on-one support and have led Christmas memorial events, as well as grief educational events. 

In partnership with In Memoriam Funeral Service,  I will be providing grief and bereavement support through monthly open nights, as well as publishing newsletters throughout the year to ensure that families and individuals have the opportunity to access information to assist them while coping with one of life's toughest transitions.  

For More Information please contact;

519.938.7355 |

Understanding Grief

These articles will help you understand your own grief or the grief of another. Grief is not as simple as it's made out to be -- it is more than just "feeling sad."

10 Facts about Grief and Grieving
Understanding Bereavement

Coping with Loss

These articles will help you understand the dynamics of specific losses, such as the loss of a spouse, or the loss of a pet.

The Loss of a Spouse
The Loss of a Pet

Children and Grief

These articles will help you understand the grief process of a child, with tips on how to help them cope.

Loss from a Child’s Perspective
Helping Children Cope

Helping those who Grieve

These articles will provide you with some useful information on how to help someone who is grieving, as well as tips on how to help navigate special days and holidays, which can be especially difficult in the wake of a loss.

How to Help Someone who is Grieving
How to Help Navigate Special days and Holidays

Coping with Complicated Situations

Grief can come unexpectedly in life. These articles offer more specific information on certain types of grief, such as grief following a suicide, and grief in the workplace.

Grief in the Workplace