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    Check local organizations via funeral homes or community groups for fall sessions of grief support meetings (daytime or nighttime).
    I'm still keeping tabs on annual memorial services for the holidays.
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    This Sunday, a Hamilton, ON church is hosting a Surviving the Holidays session. Must register by Friday, Oct. 4 for the free event.
    https://www.hamiltonnews.com/events/...tm_content=a08

    The church is on Mohawk Rd. W., on the Hamilton Mountain. Found the event with slightly different hours on its website.
    https://thepc.churchcenter.com/regis.../events/304098
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    Christmas Memorial Services in the Burlington, Grimsby and Stoney Creek areas (via local funeral home website):
    https://www.smithsfh.com/christmas-memorial-services

    Bereaved Families of Ontario-Family Tree of Lights event Dec. 12 at the Bay Gardens (Burlington) location
    https://www.bfoscr.com/family-tree-of-lights

    There was an excellent article in the Sunday, November 10 issue of the Toronto Star entitled "When Grief is Your Dinner Guest" about surviving partners or spouses dealing with the issue of making meals or not after the deaths of their significant other. Something interesting-in Chicago, there's a Culinary Grief Therapy group that meets to help widows (used as a neutral noun to describe a woman or man who lost a spouse) make meals and talk about their grief issues around eating/food.

    Found a website with coping strategies for mealtimes:
    https://www.culinarygrieftherapy.com/coping

    Amazon has a book listing with the Culinary Grief Therapy title too:
    https://www.amazon.com/Culinary-Grie.../dp/069286069X

    Those of you familiar with Mairlyn Smith, who appears on food segments on Cityline, might like to read how her parents' deaths impacted her: https://www.arbormemorial.ca/en/blog...-of-each-other
    Iíve also learned that most people are afraid to talk about death, they donít know what to say and more often than not, theyíre afraid to upset you.

    You be the ice breaker.

    You teach them that this is how you want to grieve. And then grieve. Donít rush it or get busy so you donít have time to process your grief. Embrace the pain. I believe that itís only in embracing the darkness of pain that we get to see the light, because there is light. Itís bright and itís shining, and it might not be the way the light shone before, but itís still there, for you.
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    When family members die overseas, how immigrants in Canada felt at their time of wanting to be with those family members and how they broke the news.
    https://www.cicnews.com/2019/11/i-re...html#gs.fnws0b
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    In Thursday's Hamilton Spectator, there was an ad on the front page of the Classifieds section about Dermody's annual Christmas Memorial Service on the West Mountain.

    Event information (telephone contact/Eventbrite tickets) for the afternoon Dec. 1 program: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dermodys...?aff=ebdssbeac

    In Dundas (ON) on Dec. 1 (evening service), Turner Funeral Home conducts its Blue Christmas and Candlelight Service:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/508652253082680/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciel View Post
    On Bayview Gardens' Facebook page is a link posted to 64 tips for coping with grief during the holidays:
    https://whatsyourgrief.com/64-tips-g...-the-holidays/

    Found this more recent blog post from Trillium Counselling for 104 tips during the holidays for coping with grief.
    https://www.trilliumcounselling.ca/b...g-the-holidays
    Its broken down by category which is kind of nice.
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    The local Arbor Memorial funeral home posted a link to candlelight services in various provinces that are coming up (or may have just been held). https://www.arbormemorial.ca/en/blog...-at-arbor-2019
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