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.
Death and Dying
Browse Our Book Shelves:
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”. 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 before the loss
- Understanding grief
- How has this loss affected my family and me?
- Moving through grief
- Making sense of intense emotions
- Managing difficult situations
- Caring for yourself
- Do I need more help and where do I find it?
- When life starts to get better
Dallas Shirley — “How to Help Support Children Dealing with Grief and Loss”
Dallas Shirley is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and BC Registered Play Therapist. She has completed a Psychology degree at the University of Victoria, a Diploma in Counselling and Human Development, and Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University. Currently, Dallas is the Administrative Coordinator with the BC Play Therapy Association and facilitates virtual children and family grief groups with Kamloops Hospice Association.
On a mission to help support adults supporting children, Dallas has also authored a book series called Woodland Wisdom Books. These books are children’s stories and guides for adults to help children navigate difficult issues.
Dallas publishes a blog on ‘How to Support Children Dealing with Grief and Loss’. Her blog topics so far have included:
- How to Help Support Children with Grief Dreams
- Supporting Children with Sudden and Traumatic Loss
- Behaviors are an Expression of Feelings
- Try to Use the Words Dead, Died, and Dying
- Bring Them Up (bringing up those who have died)
- Making Time for Memories
- Showing Your Grief (and other feelings too)