Sibling Grief

Connecting through Creativity Workshop

If you are an adult sibling of a sibling who died you may be interested in attending our Connecting through Creativity workshop on Saturday, October 16 from 10:00am – 4:00pm. The workshop will be 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. Earla led weekly art sessions with siblings on Zoom through The Compassionate Friends for over ten months during the pandemic. Both are bereaved siblings.

As well as learning ways to process grief using various art mediums, participants will be exploring different relaxation techniques and learning more about self-care. This workshop will kick off a six-week program to connect others grieving their brother or sister through Saturday morning creative time together.

We are only accepting eight participants for this interactive workshop. Please call Lucy at (604) 795-4660 to join or for more information.

Sibling Grief Peer Support Group

Chilliwack Hospice Society is hosting a Sibling Grief Peer Support Group running from 10:00am – 12:00pm for six weeks from October 30 – December 4, 2021. The group will be 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 will explore 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.

Please call Lucy at (604) 795-4660 to join or for more information.

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.