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Grief Support


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 Grief Support podcasts—Episode 0 “Recognizing the Grief in Change

Episode 0 "Heart of Grief"

If you’re reading this, chances are that you’ve experienced at least one painful loss that continues to limit your life and leave an ache in your heart. The Heart of Grief exposes why the normal ways we respond to loss typically fail to help. Lorri Penner and Brian Magee are recovering grievers and active Certified Grief Recovery Specialists® You’ll hear bits of their personal grief journeys, but more, you’ll learn about practical actions you can take to move toward healing.”

Our Grief Recovery programs and information are educational programs, not psychological counselling, Need Help Now? Are you in crisis? Are you experiencing thoughts of hurting or killing yourself? If so, please call 911 or go to your local emergency room. Other help and resources are available:

Crisis Services Canada: 1.833.456.4566 | Text 45645

For other particular crisis hot line numbers go to: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

The GRIEF Recovery method


The Grief Recovery Method® Group Program is a structured, 8-week experience which creates a safe environment in which to look at old, unhelpful beliefs about dealing with loss and to take recovery actions which lead to completion of the pain attached to bereavement. There are 3 separate 8 week sessions that take place at Martin Brothers Funeral Chapel each year, typically in the Fall, Winter and Spring. These groups are led by Grief Recovery Method Specialists and Martin Brothers’ staff, Brian Magee and Lorri Penner RSW. Brian and Lorri are trained and certified by the Grief Recovery Institute®.  Due to recent health concerns surrounding COVID-19 the Grief Recovery Programs have been temporarily suspended until further notice. If you have any questions or concerns please call us at 403.328.2361 

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A year of daily grief support

Our support in your time of need does not end after the funeral services.  Enter your email below to receive a grief support message from us each day for a year.  You can unsubscribe at any time.

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An organization for families who have suffered the death of a child from any cause. Provides contacts to local chapters, articles and information about grieving.


A leading provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.

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An international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues. Hypertext topic pages link to sites around the world. Links to hospice and home care, bereavement, death with dignity, AIDS, and related topics in life-threatening illness.


An international not-for-profit organization that fosters emotional healing among children grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis.

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