Sibling Grief

Sibling Grief Peer Support Group

Chilliwack Hospice Society hosts a peer support group for those grieving the death of sibling for six weekly sessions as needed. The group is facilitated by Earla Legault, Hospice volunteer and author of a soon to be published book Let’s Say Their Names: Living with Adult Sibling Grief, and Lucy Fraser, Director of Programs at the Chilliwack Hospice Society. This group explores processing grief using various art mediums. Earla led weekly art sessions with siblings on Zoom through The Compassionate Friends for over ten months during the pandemic. Both are bereaved siblings.

If you are interested in participating in an upcoming Sibling Grief Peer Support Group or to learn about other resources and supports available to bereaved siblings, please contact Lucy Fraser at (604) 795-4660 or email [email protected]

Being a member of a peer support sibling grief group may help you in several ways:

  • Reduce feelings of isolation in a safe, non-judgmental environment;
  • Help you discover ways to continue the bond of a sibling;
  • Give a voice to your story through hearing the stories of others;
  • Learn coping mechanisms from others who walked in similar shoes.

When you lose your parents, you lose your past. 

When you lose your spouse, you lose your present. 

When you lose your child, you lose your future.

 

When you lose a sibling, you lose all three. 

Lucy Fraser
Lucy FraserDirector of Programs
For more information about the Sibling Grief Peer Support Group and other support available to those grieving the death of a sibling, please contact Lucy at (604) 795-4660.