Readings, staff talks and websites


Bereavement Support Resources

Red Deer Hospice staff have selected the following resources that may be of interest to you. Our staff may also be available to speak to a group about Hospice care.

Adult Reading Resource List

  • How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies

    by Therase A. Rando, Ph.D.

  • Seven Choices; Finding Daylight After Loss Shatters Your World

    by Martha Whitmore

  • Healing After Loss; Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief

    by Martha Whitmore

  • Widow to Widow; Thoughtful, Practical Ideas Rebuilding Your Life

    by Genevieve Davis Ginsburg

  • No Time for Good-byes, Coping with Sorrow, and Anger and Injustice After a Tragic Death

    by Janice Harris Lord

  • I Wasn’t Ready to Say Good-bye: Surviving Coping & Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One

    by Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, PhD

  • Father Loss, How Sons of All Ages come to Terms with Deaths of Their Dads

    by Neil Chethik

  • Motherless Daughters, the Legacy of Loss

    by Hope Edelman

  • The Grieving Garden, Living with the Death of a Child

    by Suzanne Redfern and Sesan K. Gilbert

For Children

  • Sad Isn’t Bad

    by Michalene Mundy (Good Grief Guidebook for Kids dealing with loss)

  • When Dinosaurs Die, A Guide to Understanding Death

    by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

  • Gran-Gran’s Best Trick, A Story for Children Who Have Lost Someone They Love

    by L. Dwight Holden, MD (loss of a grandfather)

  • The Memory Tree

    by Britta Teckentrup

  • The Empty Place, A Child’s Guide Through Grief

    by Roberta Temes, PhD

  • Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins (a journal for teenagers experiencing a loss)

    by Enid Samuel-Traisman, M.S.W.

Man using his walker while strolling the halls with a staff member at Red Deer Hospice

Staff Talks

Does your group want to learn more about Hospice? Our Nurse Manager, Executive Director or Bereavement Coordinator may be able to speak to your group about Red Deer Hospice. For details, please contact our Executive Director at 403-309-4344 ext. 102 or by email.

Web Resources

  • Grief Watch was created to provide you with bereavement resources to help you through your personal loss.

  • Led by death educator and grief counselor Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Center for Loss are an organization dedicated to helping people who are grieving and those who care for them.

  • The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association  provides leadership and advocacy for quality hospice palliative care for all Canadians.

  • The Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association  serves as a provincial resource for hospice palliative care for Albertans.

  • Canadian Virtual Hospice Canadian site developed by a team of national and international grief experts.

Audio Recording of Journey’s End

Journey’s End – A Guide to Understanding the Final Stages of the Dying Process By Deborah Sigrist, B.S.N., R.N.
Narrated by Cheri Purpur, R.N., CHPCA (C) ​

Widely praised by members of our hospice families, this powerful booklet helps ease the fears of families about the dying process. Offers advice on things they can do to make their loved ones more comfortable. Provides guidance that is gentle, but direct.

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