Hillside Funeral Services Ltd.
362 Airport Road
North Bay, ON P1B 8W9
We are very proud to offer our own in house library featuring a selection of books on grief and dealing with a loss. These books are available on lend to the public at no cost as a community service by the funeral home.
The death of someone you love is the beginning of one of the most difficult times of your life. It is a period of time when your life can become unglued. When you lose someone or something of value, the natural response to that loss is to grieve.
Five Basic Facts About Grief
Grief is a process that takes a lot of time, energy and determination. You won't "recover" from your grief right away.
Grief is intensely personal - this is your grief, don't allow others to tell you how you should be grieving.
Grief is an assault on your entire being. It will affect you emotionally, physically, socially, mentally and spiritually. There will be days that you may not understand your reaction to certain people or situations.
You will be affected by the loss for the rest of your life. As time passes, you will develop new insights into what this death means to you.
Grief has the potential for being transformative. Your values may change and you will see life from a different perspective.
The following community groups can provide support during your time of need:
Near North Palliative Care Network
Widow to Widow Peer Support Group
(705) 476-4472 or (705) 476-0708