Good Mourning People in grief may feel this emptiness in every level of their being. The empty...

Good Mourning People in grief may feel this emptiness in every level of their being. The empty chair,
Good Mourning People in grief may feel this emptiness in every level of their being. The empty chair,
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  • As leaves tumble down, branches are left empty. People in grief may feel

    this emptiness in every level of their being. The empty chair, the unheard

    laughter, and the absence of touch are painful reminders of loss. An array

    of feelings from fear, loneliness and anger to guilt, shock, and relief may

    move through us like a powerful wind.

    It takes great strength to turn into this gale, facing these feelings of loss

    and bending with them until they begin to subside. This storm of emotion

    may leave us feeling exhausted, but ultimately clearer about what brings

    meaning to the present.

    Autumn is a time of balance, when light and dark and heat and cold find

    equilibrium. We, too, can find balance in fullness and emptiness, pain and

    appreciation, work and rest. We gradually begin to see the possibilities of

    a life with meaning and hope.

    The other side of grief is seeing what it is to live.

    Here are some suggestions to help as you face the fear of being alone or

    the challenge of performing tasks that are new to you. Remember, take it

    slowly, not everything has to be done or learned immediately.

    ▪ Contact your local police department to ask how to better secure your

    home. Talk with others who live alone to find what they do to feel safe.

    ▪ Ask family and friends to help you in your learning transition. Whether

    it’s balancing a check– book or learning to cook, ask them to teach

    you.

    ▪ Consider hiring outside help for things like yard work, bill paying, or

    housekeeping. If you once shared these responsibilities; you may not

    be able to do them all.

    ▪ Be realistic about your health and capabilities. For example, don’t

    endanger yourself by climbing a ladder if this is unsafe.

    ▪ Talk with people you trust and/or join a group to talk about your

    thoughts, fears and feelings. Being with others that understand and

    can support you can be the greatest gift you give yourself.

    ▪ Keep a journal. Writing down your fears and feelings gives them clarity,

    which can help dispel fears. As you reflect on your writing over time, you

    will notice progress, recognize patterns, and learn some things about

    yourself.

    The beauty of the changing season cannot be denied, the colors of the

    autumn leaves unfold a new beauty that no other season can match.

    Amidst our grief we may have moments that allow us to reminisce and

    reflect on the beauty of our beloved and the joy that their lives brought.

    http://www.pathwayshealth.org

    Good Mourning Newsletter

    Greetings:

    For man, autumn is a time of harvest,

    of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing,

    of scattering abroad.

    Edwin Way Teale

    What a beautiful perspective! We often focus on Autumn as being a time to reap the harvest ... but in fact nature teaches us, it too can be a time to sow ... This Autumn, as you process all that your loss means to you in your life, and seek to reorganize your life in light of your loss, I encourage you to:

    1. Reap the harvest of fond memories that are in the storehouse of your memory.

    2. Sow seeds of thankfulness and well-being in your life.

    We are gearing up again for Fall here and are once again seeking to support you in every way possible to do your harvesting and sowing.

    Please read carefully through this Newsletter ... and maybe you'll see an event you'd like to attend or a support group you'd like to attend.

    May this Fall be one that offers you the space and time you need to move through your grief experience Your journey lies before you so embrace the journey and find in it health and wholeness.

    Peace and Joy to you,

    Della Jones - Parkview Funeral Services

    September 2019 October 2019 November 2019 Trade Name for W. J. Jones & Son Limited & Parkview Funeral Chapel Inc

    THE SEASON OF THANKSGIVING

    JONES-PARKVIEW FUNERAL SERVICES 106 Athabasca St. E. – 474 Hochelaga St. W

    Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0L4 – Moose Jaw, SK S6H 2G9 3066934644 ● 3066945500

    jonesparkview@gmail.com www.jonesparkview.com

  • TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

    WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY

    “WORKING TOGETHER TO PREVENT SUICIDE”

    Pop-Up Coffee and Concert At “The Hive”

    23 Main St. N. Moose Jaw 7:00PM – 9:00PM

    Featuring: Concert by Emily Steinhauer & Kelly Lin “Live” Painting by Jess Zoerb

    & Coffee by Foreground Coffee Company

    Bring your friends and family… and let’s BEE together at “The Hive”.

    Because there’s nothing like music to raise HOPE.

    Journey to Hope

    A Fundraising Walk

    Supporting Suicide Awareness & Prevention

    Saturday September 28, 2019 At W. J. Jones Chapel 106 Athabasca St E

    10:00AM –10:30AM Music & Mural Painting Begins

    10:30AM Hope Healing & Honouring

    Ceremony

    11:30AM Walk

    For more information, visit our

    website: journeytohope.synthasite.com

    Call: 306-693-4644 for more info& pledge forms

    or e-mail della@jonesparkview.com or brenda@jonesparkview.com

    LOOKING AHEAD

    Pregnancy and Infant Loss

    You are invited to light a Candle at 7:00PM on October 15, 2019 and join with others who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Candles in all the time zones around the world will glow warm and bright in Remembrance and Hope.

    Remember you are not alone in your journey.

    There is no footprint

    too small that cannot

    leave an imprint on this world

    TO CONTACT BRENDA OR DELLA

    brenda@jonesparkview.com or

    della@jonesparkview.com

    or call our

    JONES FUNERAL HOME LOCATION

    at 306-693-4644

    or call our PARKVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL LOCATION

    at 306-694-5500

    Visit Facebook:

    www.facebook.com/wjjonesandson Visit our Website:

    www.jonesparkview.com

    mailto:della@wjjonesandson.com

  • COMMON GROUND BEREAVED PARENTS

    SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE

    Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support - 1st Wednesday of each month

    7pm-9pm at 679 Hall St. W - Informed Choices Pregnancy Centre

    for Personal Support call Sara @ 306-690-8462 National Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support: http://www.nationalshare.org/

    Grief Support for Parents who have experienced the death of a Child

    3rd Wednesday of Each Month 7:30pm to 9:00pm

    September 18th, 2019 October 16th, 2019

    November 20th, 2019 * December 11th, 2019 *

    *Hope & Bereaved Parents will be combined*

    Everyone is Welcome

    Grief Support for those who have experienced the death of a Loved One to Suicide

    4th Wednesday of Each Month 7:30PM to 9:00PM

    September 25th, 2019 October 23rd, 2019

    November 27th, 2019 December 18th, 2019

    Note change of week to the 3rd week of December

    Everyone is Welcome

    HOPE Grief Support for ALL Bereaved

    2nd Wednesday of Each Month 7:30PM to 9:00PM

    September 11th, 2019 October 9th, 2019

    November 13th, 2019

    * December 11th, 2019 *

    *Hope & Bereaved Parents will be combined*

    Everyone is Welcome

    * Note: Mourning Star Service Dec. 5th *

    * Note: World Wide Candlelighting for

    Bereaved Parents Dec. 8th *

    Grief Support Group for those who have experienced the death of their Spouse

    Wednesday Mornings for 5 weeks 10:00am - 11:30am

    Sessions

    October 2ND: Understanding Grief

    October 9th: Understanding our Emotions

    October 16th: Coping with Adjustment & Loneliness

    October 23rd: Redefinition & Search for New Identity

    October 30th: Reconciliation of Your Loss *

    Please pre-register by calling Brenda

    @ 306-693-4644

    Everyone is Welcome

    SUPPORT GROUPS

    All the support groups meet at

    Our Parkview Location

    474 Hochelaga St. W

    http://www.nationalshare.org/

  • Grief is often reawakened as the year nears its end.

    Brown grass and dried gardens with remnants of vegetable vines and a lonely shriveled tomato hanging on a broken stem remind us the summer has gone. It is a difficult time for people prone to depression, or those grieving the death of a loved one. Days are colder and the early evening darkness brings too much quiet time causing us to notice the absence of the one we have loved. Short days tell us the winter will come and the days of holiday cheer. This realization brings a feeling of dread and panic. What will I do? How will it be? How will I be? Can I survive? Change and holidays are catalysts that propel the roller coaster of grief, turning calm days into sleepless nights and reopening wounds that have just begun to heal. Emotional triggers include Halloween with its festive and fun spirit evoking memories of early childhood, wide-eyed and innocent, exploring and participating in a world of make believe. I can be a pirate, or a princess or Dorothy of Kansas. Now I know the world includes grief and all that comes with it. I know ab