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Resources

Here you will find a list of resources including websites, and books available.  If you have any questions, or would like to add a resource, please use the contact page to get in touch.

Resources:

Book Recommendations

For Families:

Still – By Stephanie Cole

To Linger On Hot Coals – Stephanie Paige Cole and Catherine Bailey

Still at Birth – By Caroline Sugden

Pregnancy Loss: Surviving Miscarriage and Stillbirth – By Zoe Taylor

TLC “You Are Not Alone” – Stories compiled by bereaved families

Grieving Parents- Surviving Loss as a Couple

When Things Fall Apart – By Pema Chodron

Grieving The Child I Never Knew: A Devotional for Comfort in the loss of your Unborn or Newly Born Baby: Kathe Wunnenberg

Free to Grieve: Healing & Encouragement For Those Who Have Suffered Miscarriage and Stillbirth- By Maureen Rank

Hannah's Hope: Seeking God's Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage, and Adoption Loss- By Jennifer Saake


Books Written By Fathers:

Grieving Dads: To The Brink and Back- Kelly Farley

A Bereaved Father- Steve Younis

A Guide for Fathers- Tim Nelson

When A Man Faces Grief- James E. Miller

Tender Fingerprints- Brad Stetsen

Tuesday Mornings With The Dads- The Dads Group


Grieving Children:

Waterbugs and Dragonflies- Doris Stickney

The Dragonfly Door- John Adams

Sam and Finn- Kate Polley

Someone Came Before You- Pat Schwiebert


Grieving Grandparents:

For Bereaved Grandparents- Margaret Gerner

Grandma’s Tears- June Kolf




Local Funeral Homes

Lacombe:

Wilson's Funeral Chapel & Crematorium

6120 Highway 2A, Lacombe, AB

403-782-3366

www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca


Red Deer:

Eventide Funeral Service and Crematorium

4820-45 Street Red Deer, AB

403-347-2222

www.arbormemorial.ca/en/eventide

Parkland Funeral Home

6287 - 67A Street (Taylor Drive) Red Deer, AB

403-340-4040

www.parklandfuneralhome.com


Rocky Mountain House:

Rocky Funeral Home:

www.rockyfuneralhome.ca

403-845-2626

Alternatives: Funeral and Cremation:

Toll Free 1-888-216-5111


Olds:

Westview Funeral Services

www.westviewfuneralservices.com

(403) 556-6576

Heartland Funeral Home

www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Local Counselling and Support Groups​

General Counselling:

Pregnancy Care Centre:

Providing compassionate support

Red Deer, Alberta: 403-343-1738

Olds, Alberta: 587-796-1611 

Rocky Mountain House, Alberta: 403-871-5111


Alberta Mental Health:

information about health programs and services

referrals to other agencies if needed

1-877-303-2642


Red Deer:

there are several certified counsellors located in Red Deer for grief. Here are a few you may find helpful

Shalom Counselling Centre:

Counselling fees are set to fit your income, and fees can be subsidized, making it possible to provide quality counselling at affordable rates

Red Deer, Alberta: 403-343-0339

https://www.shalomcounselling.com


Safe Solstice Inspired Healing:

www.safesolaceinspiredhealing.com

403-391-3882


Rocky Mountain House:

Burden Bearers:

 403-845-3419

Continuing Care Counselling through the Health Centre

403-845-3009


Olds:

Olds Campus Community Health Center

 Postnatal Support Services: 403-559-2150

Olds Mental Health

403-507-8174

Shalom Counseling Centre:

Olds, AB: 587-796-1611

www.shalomcounselling.com

Dr. Jody Carrington

Registered Psychologist - trauma & grief

Olds, AB~ 403.875.6554



Support Groups:

H.E.A.R.T.S Red Deer:

Group meetings for anyone touched by the loss of a baby during pregnancy or anytime after birth. Counseling is available, as well as support for siblings.

Walks are also held in the Fall, and a candlelight memorial service in the Winter.

www.heartsbabyloss.ca


Perinatal Bereavement Program, AHS: Red Deer Hospital:

403-343-4596


Caring Arms Support Group:

Olds, AB at CAPCC

Monthly Meetings: 587-796-1611

GriefShare Group

Olds, AB

403-556-2931

Online R​esources


Memory Items:


Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Photography:

https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org


Alberta Angel Dresses:

Wedding dresses made into beautiful gowns for Angels

www.angeldressescanada.com


Molly Bears:

Weighted teddy bears for families coping with any form of infant loss.

www.mollybears.com


Origami Owl:

Customizable lockets

www.origamiowl.ca


SHINElife:

Beautiful jewelry, inspired by faith.

www.etsy.com/shop/shopshinelife


Sweet Pea Stamping:

Hand stamped jewelry

www.etsy.com/shop/SweetPeasStamping


Seashore of Remembrance:

Artwork from artist Carly Marie

www.theseashoreofremembrance.blogspot.ca


The Sacred Seashore:

Memorial photography

www.thesacredseashore.com