The pain of losing a loved one from cancer is different for each person.
The grief that you experience can affect your emotions, your physical state, your thoughts, and your behaviour. Even the timing and intensity of your reactions depends on you as an individual. No matter how you react to your loss, know that there is no right or wrong way to grieve.
Your way of grieving
Grief is a process with no set timeline and it takes many forms. You may experience physical reactions like bouts of crying or having trouble sleeping. It may also affect you emotionally through sadness, anger or guilt. With time, you may find that the pain gets better, but that grieving continues when you see or experience something that brings up a memory of your loved one. Your way of grieving is unique to you. These resources were created to help inform and guide you through your time of grief.
Get to know the different types and stages of grief, when to get support, and what healing from loss looks like.
Exploring Grief and Bereavement
Hear from experts about what you can expect through the grieving process, and get a firsthand account from individuals who have experienced a loss about how they coped with grief.
Coping with Grief : A Conversation with Meagan Massad
In this webcast recording, you’ll learn what grief is and is not, resources for support, and what you can expect as you heal from your loss.
Demystifying Grief & Honouring Loss: Exploring Healing and Moving Forward
Honouring loved ones
Read about how others have honoured the memory of loved ones in the days, months or years after their loss. It may give you some comfort and peace to know that healing can take many forms as well.