Grief Resources

The death of someone we care about can be one of the most difficult experiences of life. Words seem inadequate to describe how painful the grief we feel can be. It is often much more challenging than we expect and than others seem to think.

These articles will help you understand something about the grief and how we can help ourselves and others through the difficult process.

These articles were written by Dr Bill Webster, our Director of Grief Education, and are part of a comprehensive library available on our Grief Journey web portal. Dr Bill is the founder and Executive Director of the Centre for the Grief Journey. He earned his doctorate at the University of Toronto in 1990, and has been awarded the prestigious Fellow in Thanatology by the Association of Death Education and Counselling (ADEC).

Dr. Bill`s knowledge of grief is not just in theory, but from a very difficult personal experience. In 1983, Bill`s young wife died suddenly of a heart attack, leaving him not only to cope with his loss, but also to raise his 2 sons, who were only 9 and 7 when their mother died. Dr. Bill has become a recognized author, a renowned international speaker and seminar leader, and brings 30 years of experience in the field of grief support and counselling.

Understanding Grief

These articles will help you understand the grief you may be feeling and how you can cope when someone you care about dies.

Coping with Loss

These articles will help you understand the dynamics of specific losses.

Children and Grief

Helping those who Grieve

Coping with Complicated Situations

The Grief Recovery Program was started by the Armstrong Funeral Home & Chapel in 2006. Awareness grew about this program and now it serves as a community based program that supports all families experiencing loss. Whether you are using our funeral home for your needs or another, the program is available for EVERYONE.  


Grief Recovery Outreach Program starts on Thursday, January 18, 2018 and will continue every Thursday for 10 weeks. It will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Northland Pointe (Board Room), 2 Fielden Avenue, Port Colborne. This is a FREE seminar for the public.  An RSVP is required. You can contact Armstrong Funeral Home & Chapel at 905-834-3483 

 Endorsed by, and affiliated with The Grief Recovery Institute, the Armstrong Funeral Home & Chapel Inc. 

​  Please note - Grief Recovery is a registered trademark of the Grief Recovery Institute.