Resources

Lending Library

Books can inspire, inform, comfort, amuse, and benefit those who read them in many ways. Purchased by Chilliwack Hospice Society staff and donated by generous members of our community, our Lending Library has many resources and reading materials to borrow.

Library materials may be,

  • Borrowed free of charge
  • Loaned for four weeks
  • Renewed as necessary at (604) 795-4660

Chilliwack Hospice Society’s Lending Library is open 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday to Friday, and is free to use for Hospice Society clients, their families, and community members.

We gladly accept donations of reading material within our subject headings.

  • Aging
  • Bereavement
  • Caregiving
  • Children
  • Death and Dying
  • Grief

  • Healing
  • Hospice
  • Home Care
  • Illness
  • Inspiration
  • Palliative Care

Browse Our Book Shelves:

  • A Caregiver’s Guide by Chilliwack Hospice Palliative Care Association
  • Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul by Jack Canfield, et al.
  • Sacred Passes by Margaret Coberly
  • Mind Body Spirit by Mark Evans
  • Hospice by James Ewens & Pat Harrington
  • Hospice, A Labor of Love by Denise Glaven, Cindy Longacre & John Spivey
  • Those Who Care by Malachy Grange
  • The Hospice Choice by Marcia Lattanzi-Light
  • Home Care for the Dying by Debora Whiting Little
  • A Guide to Comforting a Seriously Ill Friend by Theo Munson
  • The Hospice Movement by Sandol Stoddard
  • Caring for Loved Ones at Home by Harry Van Bommel
  • Family Hospice Care – Pre-Planning & Care Guide by Harry Van Bommel
  • Crisis Counseling by H. Norman Wright
  • Just One Thing by Rick Hanson
  • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  • The Alpha Book on Cancer and Living by The Alpha Institute
  • The Healing Path by Marc Ian Barasch
  • A Reason for Hope by Michael S. Barry
  • Close to the Bone by Jean Shinoda Bolen
  • Feeling Good (The New Mood Therapy) by David Burns
  • Share the Care by Cappy Capossela and Sheila Warnock
  • From This Moment On by Arlene Cotter
  • A Cancer Battle Plan by Anne & David Frahm
  • In Sickness and In Health by Earl Grollman
  • The Anatomy of Hope by Jerome Groopman
  • What to Eat When You Don’t Feel Like Eating by James Haller
  • Living with Grief – Alzheimer’s Disease by Hospice Foundation of America
  • AIDS – The Ultimate Challenge by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Easing the Hurt by Elizabeth Latimer
  • Miles to Go by Elizabeth Latimer
  • In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts (Close Encounters with Addiction) by Gabor Mate
  • Borrowed Time by Paul Monette
  • Axioms for Survivors by Lon Nungesser
  • Getting Well Again by O. Carl Simonton
  • The Healing Journey by O. Carl Simonton
  • The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker
  • The True Work of Dying by Jan Selliken Bernard and Miriam Schneider
  • I Don’t Know What to Say by Robert Buckman
  • Knocking on Heaven’s Door by Katy Butler
  • Dying Well by Ira Byock
  • Final Gifts by Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley
  • Final Journeys by Maggie Callanan
  • Final Wishes by Paul Chamberlain
  • Someone You Love is Dying. How Do You Cope? by Charles Corr
  • Diversity and End-of-Life Care edited by Kenneth Doka
  • Lap of Honour by Gaby Eirew and Pippa Hawley
  • Living with Grief – Ethical Dilemmas at the End of Life by Hospice Foundation of America
  • The Way We Say Goodbye by MaryEllen Gillan
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Concerning Death – A Practical Guide for the Living edited by Earl Grollman
  • Ready to Live, Prepared to Die by Amy Harwell
  • Sacred Vigil by Marty Hogan
  • Jean’s Way by Derek Humphrey
  • Gramp by Mark Jury and Dan Jury
  • Living Your Dying by Stanley Keleman
  • Death… The Final Stage of Growth by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Questions and Answers of Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Living with Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • The Wheel of Life by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • On Life After Death by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Working It Through by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • To Live Until We Say Goodbye by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • What Dying People Want by David Kuhl
  • Meetings at the Edge by Stephen Levine
  • Who Dies by Stephen Levine
  • Healing Into Life and Death by Stephen Levine
  • Hospice Voices by Eric Lindner
  • Getting to Room Temperature by Arthur Milner
  • Life After Life by Raymond Moody
  • The Experience of Dying by Emansell Pattison
  • Transitions in Dying and Bereavement by Marney Thompson and Wendy Wainwright
  • Life After Death by George VanDeman
  • The Art of Dying by Patricia Weenolsen
  • A Different Season by G. Leigh Wilkerson
  • The Other Side of Life by Rusty Wright
  • Sharing the Final Journey by Norma Wylie
  • Companioning the Dying by Greg Yoder
  • The Heart of Grief by Thomas Attig
  • The Grieving Time by Anne Brooks
  • Blessings from the Other Side by Silvia Browne
  • Grief’s Courageous Journey: A Workbook by Sandi Caplan and Gordon Lang
  • Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Hansen
  • Chicken Soup – Grieving and Recovery by Jack Canfield, Mark Hansen & Amy Newmark
  • The Death of a Parent by Delle Chatman
  • In Lieu of Flowers by Nancy Cobb
  • Life After Loss by Bob Deits
  • The Empty Room by Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn
  • Living with Grief: Who We Are, How We Grieve edited by Kenneth Doka
  • Living with Grief – At Work, At School, At Worship edited by Kenneth Doka
  • Living with Grief – When Illness is Prolonged edited by Kenneth Doka
  • Living with Grief – End of Life Ethics edited by Kenneth Doka
  • Spirituality and End-of-Life Care edited by Kenneth Doka and Amy Tucci
  • Companion Through the Darkness by Stephanie Ericsson
  • Our Stories of Miscarriage by Rachel Faldet and Karen Fitton
  • No Time to Say Goodbye by Carla Fine
  • Miscarriage After Infertility by Margaret Freda and Carrie Semelsberger
  • Stepping Through the Awkwardness by Marilyn Gryte
  • A Time to Grieve (Book One) by Kenneth Haugk
  • Experiencing Grief (Book Two) by Kenneth Haugk
  • SIDS and Infant Death Survival Guide by Joani Horchler and Robin Rice
  • Silent Grief by Clara Hinton
  • Living With Grief: Before and After the Death by Hospice Foundation of America
  • The Grief Recovery Handbook by John James and Russell Friedman
  • Graceful Endings by Linda Kavelin-Popov
  • On Grief and Grieving by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • The Death of a Husband by Helen Reichert Lambin
  • Coping with Public Tragedy edited by Lattanzi-Licht and Kenneth Doka
  • When Men Grieve by Elizabeth Levang
  • No Mountain Too High by Ned Levitt
  • Making Meaning of the Madness by Dan Lundine
  • Grieving: A Beginner’s Guide by Jerusha McCormack
  • On the Death of a Parent edited by Jane McLoughlin
  • Adult Sibling Loss by Brenda Marshall
  • The Healing Sorrow Workbook by Peg Mayo
  • Helping the Bereaved Celebrate the Holidays by James Miller
  • A Man You Know is Grieving by James Miller and Thomas Golden
  • Life After Loss by Raymond Moody
  • Seasons of Grief by Karen Belix Moore
  • Touched by Suicide by Michael Myers and Carla Fine
  • I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye by Brook Noel and Pamela Blair
  • Bereavement by Colin Murray Parkes
  • Grace for Grief by Michael & Brenda Pink
  • Loriana – Forever My Sweetheart by Gina Prenz
  • Clinical Dimensions of Anticipatory Grief by Therese Rando
  • Treatment of Complicated Mourning by Therese Rando
  • How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies by Therese Rando
  • Heartbroken by Gary Roe
  • Surviving the Holidays without You by Gary Roe
  • Still to Be Born by Pat Schwiebert and Paul Kirk
  • Beyond Grief by Carol Staudacher
  • Recovery from Loss by Lewis Tagliaferre and Gary Harbaugh
  • Talking to Heaven by James Van Praagh
  • The Death of a Wife by Robert Vogt
  • Living Again by William Wallace
  • Good Grief by Granger Westberg
  • Sibling Grief by P. Gill White
  • Healing Grief at Work by Alan Wolfelt
  • Understanding Your Grief by Alan Wolfelt
  • The Understanding Your Grief Journal by Alan Wolfelt
  • Healing the Adult Sibling’s Grieving Heart by Alan Wolfelt
  • Step Into the Light – Living in the Shadows of Ghosts of Grief by Alan Wolfelt
  • Grief Counselling and Grief Therapy by J. William Worden
  • Experiencing Grief by H. Norman Wright
  • Beginnings – A Book for Widows by Betty Jane Wylie
  • Getting to the Other Side of Grief – Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse by Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge
  • The Angel with the Golden Glow by Elissa Al-Chokhachy
  • Written Paths to Healing by John Allan and Judi Bertoia
  • Everybody Needs a Rock by Byrd Baylor
  • The Private Worlds of Dying Children by Myra Bluebond-Langer
  • Time for Me by BC Cancer Agency
  • Buddha in the Garden by David Bouchard
  • Saying Goodbye by Jim & Joan Boulden
  • The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia
  • Someone I Love Died by Suicide by Doreen Cammarata
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul – Just for Preteens by Jack Canfield, et al.
  • The Creative Journal for Teens – Making Friends with Yourself by Lucia Capacchione
  • Where’s Jess? by Centering Corporation Resource
  • Living with Grief – Children, Adolescents & Loss edited by Kenneth Doka
  • What About the Kids by The Dougy Center
  • After A Murder by The Dougy Center
  • After A Suicide by The Dougy Center
  • Helping the Grieving Student by The Dougy Center
  • When Death Impacts Your School by The Dougy Center
  • Helping Teens Cope with Death by The Dougy Center
  • The Grieving Teen by Helen Fitzgerald
  • The Heart of Joshua by Dawn Winkelman Fuller
  • When a Friend Dies by Marilyn Gootman
  • Teenagers Face to Face with Bereavement by Karen Graville and Charles Haskins
  • When Someone Dies by Sharon Greenlee
  • When Someone Very Special Dies by Marge Heegaard
  • Living with Grief – Children and Adolescents by Hospice Foundation of America
  • You Are Not Alone by Lynne Hughes
  • On Children and Death by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Lucy Lettuce by Patrick Loring and Joy Johnson
  • Waiting for the Whales by Sheryl McFarlane and Ron Lightburn
  • Lifetimes by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen
  • Closer to the Light by Melvin Morse
  • Sad Isn’t Bad by Michaelene Mundy
  • Lighthouse by Robert Munsch
  • Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
  • Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope by Donna O’Toole
  • Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park
  • Parental Loss of a Child by Therese Rando
  • The God Detectives by Nancy Reeves
  • Never the Same by Donna Schuurman
  • We Had an Angel Instead by Pat Schwiebert
  • Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck Deklyen
  • A Parent’s Guide to Raising Grieving Children by Phyllis Silverman and Madelyn Kelly
  • A Tiny Body at Sea by Izetta Smith
  • About Dying by Sara Bonnett Stein
  • Waterbugs and Dragonflies by Doris Stickney
  • The Death of a Child by Elaine Stillwell
  • The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell
  • Normal Children Have Problems Too by Stanley Turecki
  • Badger’s Parting Gifts by Susan Varley
  • The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judith Viorst
  • A Child’s View of Grief by Alan Wolfelt
  • Sarah’s Journey by Alan Wolfelt
  • Healing a Teen’s Grieving Heart by Alan Wolfelt
  • Children and Grief by J. William Worden
  • New Testament Bible
  • New Testament Psalms
  • Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  • A Recipe for Bees by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
  • Stop Being Mean to Yourself by Melody Beattie
  • Simple Abundance – Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Breathnach
  • Being a Widow by Lynn Caine
  • Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Hansen, et al.
  • Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Hansen, et al.
  • Chicken Soup for the Unsinkable Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Hansen, et al.
  • Chicken Soup for the Volunteer’s Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Hansen, et al.
  • When You Don’t Know What to Say by Sandy Clough
  • How to Survive the Loss of a Love by Melba Colgrove, H. Bloomfield & P. McWilliams
  • Healing Words by Larry Dossey
  • Angel Catcher: A Journal of Loss and Remembrance by Kathy Eldon and Amy Eldon Turteltaub
  • As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  • Compassion Fatigue by Charles Figley
  • A Season in Hell by Marilyn French
  • Never Give Up by John Friesen
  • Swallowed by a Snake by Thomas Golden
  • The Joy Within by Joan Goldstein and Manuela Soares
  • A Beauty Born of Suffering by Malachy Grange
  • Hello from Heaven by Bill & Judy Guggenheim
  • Healing Conversations by Nance Guilmartin
  • Just One Thing by Rick Hanson
  • Healing After Loss by Martha Whitmore Hickman
  • Joy’s Way by W. Brugh Joy
  • Laugh, I Thought I’d Die by Dennis Kaye
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold S. Kushner
  • A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
  • Healing Gardens by Clare Marcus and Marnia Barnes
  • Self Matters by Phillip McGraw
  • Going Solo by Ted Menten
  • Reflections – Illness and Healing by Jock Murray
  • I Talk to Dragonflies by Hila Nightingale
  • How We Live by Sherwin Nuland
  • I’d Love to Give these Gifts to You edited by Douglas Pagels
  • The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha
  • Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus
  • Growing Through Loss and Grief by Althea Pearson
  • My Sister’s Keeper by Jody Picoult
  • Someone Cares by Elaine Reeder
  • To You With Heartfelt Condolences with Elaine Reeder
  • A Path Through Loss by Nancy Reeves
  • Found Through Loss by Nancy Reeves
  • Spirituality for Extroverts by Nancy Reeves
  • Gifts of the Eucharist by Nancy Reeves
  • A Match Made in Heaven by Nancy Reeves
  • Kitchen Table Wisdom by Rachel Naomi Remen
  • Brown Sugar and a Bone in the Throat by D. Jean Scott
  • Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman
  • Dropped Threads edited by Carol Shields and Marj Anderson
  • Peace, Love and Healing by Bernie Siegel
  • Journey to the Sacred by Jane Simington
  • The Perfection of Hope by Elizabeth Simpson
  • Akaschic Wisdom by Jacki Smith and Patty Shaw
  • Yesterday I Cried by Iyanla Vanzant
  • One Day My Soul Just Opened Up by Iylana Vanzant
  • Messages from the Masters by Brian Weiss
  • Healing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas by Alan Wolfelt
  • The Shack by William P. Young
  • Soul Stories by Gary Zukav
  • The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav
  • Forever Remembered by multiple contributors

MyGrief.ca

MyGrief.ca complements existing community-based grief supports and helps address the lack of grief resources available, particularly in rural and remote regions. Unique in the world, MyGrief.ca was developed by a national team of researchers, educators, health care providers and family members who have “been there” (see Development Team). Funding was provided by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.

MyGrief.ca is organized in 9 sections, making it easy for users to find the information they need:
• Grieving an expected loss
• Understanding grief
• How has this loss affected my family and me?
• Moving through grief
• Making sense of intense emotions

www.mygrief.ca

Laurie McNaught
Laurie McNaughtCommunity Outreach & Education Manager
To learn more about the Lending Library and other Chilliwack Hospice Society educational resources, call Laurie at (604) 795-4660.