In Memoriam

Tips for Grieving During the Holidays

The holidays can bring up a lot of feelings, especially when you’re grieving the loss of a loved one. Whether it’s the first holiday season without someone, the holidays mark a time where someone you love died, or it’s just hard to be around celebration when you’re not feeling celebratory, December can feel heavy.

These are a few tips for grieving during the holidays.

In Memoriam: Isobel Quartly

As the family matriarch she was a much loved mother, sister, wife and grandmother. The eldest of 10 she was apparently slow at chores when young so was given the nickname Speed by her uncles. It was used by friends and family for her entire life. Joined the WAAF in1939 at the beginning of the…

In Memoriam: William Charles Pollard

A lifetime of curiosity, and a sharp wit served Bill Pollard well over 32 years as a high school history teacher. His love of teaching and dedication to his craft meant that he spent late August preparing lessons for a subject he taught throughout his entire career, even in his final year on the job.…

In Memoriam: Helen Bogyay

Unparalleled in warmth, kindness and fairness, Helen was a consummate hostess and caregiver. She could throw together dinner for forty with one hand tied behind her back. She regularly threw parties of over a hundred people and prepared the food in a kitchen that would make a ship’s galley look cavernous. She loved her home…

In Memoriam: John Kennedy

He answered to John, Johnny, Dad, JFK, Beamish Bookie and even RB (you’ll have to ask his friends about that one). Anyone who knew John describes him as larger than life. He loved people and was happiest sitting on the front porch chatting to anyone who walked by or making new friends in a Tuscan…

Collective Grief

When the death of a person affects many members in a community, city, country, or across the world, people will experience collective grief.

These are some things that can help people through the experience of collective grief across a community.