Obituaries

Mary Sinodis
B: 1935-04-15
D: 2017-05-26
View Details
Sinodis, Mary
Tae Sun 전 태 선 Chun
B: 1933-12-11
D: 2017-05-26
View Details
전 태 선 Chun, Tae Sun
Golfo Papadopoulos
B: 1924-02-10
D: 2017-05-23
View Details
Papadopoulos, Golfo
Angela Striglos
B: 1937-11-12
D: 2017-05-22
View Details
Striglos, Angela
Marie Issayevitch
B: 1919-08-26
D: 2017-05-21
View Details
Issayevitch, Marie
Konstantin Apostolakis
B: 1952-07-20
D: 2017-05-21
View Details
Apostolakis, Konstantin
Paraskevi (Voula) Kotiadis
B: 1935-10-06
D: 2017-05-20
View Details
Kotiadis, Paraskevi (Voula)
Bronislaw Grech
B: 1927-06-08
D: 2017-05-19
View Details
Grech, Bronislaw
Richard (Tshidinda) Lukusa
B: 1951-06-01
D: 2017-05-19
View Details
Lukusa, Richard (Tshidinda)
Vasiliky Tsaboukos
B: 1935-01-31
D: 2017-05-18
View Details
Tsaboukos, Vasiliky
Kora Zia-Ul-Haq
B: 1930-10-25
D: 2017-05-18
View Details
Zia-Ul-Haq, Kora
Kang Ok 이강옥 카타리나 Lee
B: 1930-01-25
D: 2017-05-15
View Details
이강옥 카타리나 Lee, Kang Ok
Andreas Panayotidis
B: 1934-10-18
D: 2017-05-11
View Details
Panayotidis, Andreas
Carmen Cioffi
B: 1948-02-03
D: 2017-05-10
View Details
Cioffi, Carmen
Yorgo Kontakianos
B: 1929-06-08
D: 2017-05-09
View Details
Kontakianos, Yorgo
Plamen Vidinov
B: 1959-06-24
D: 2017-05-06
View Details
Vidinov, Plamen
Dr. Alexander Paul Lang
B: 1928-11-01
D: 2017-05-05
View Details
Lang, Dr. Alexander Paul
Christodoulos "Chris" Jordanides
B: 1938-08-14
D: 2017-05-04
View Details
Jordanides, Christodoulos "Chris"
Felipa Abarri
B: 1931-05-26
D: 2017-05-02
View Details
Abarri, Felipa
Christina Koumarelas
B: 1936-05-10
D: 2017-05-01
View Details
Koumarelas, Christina
Endry German
B: 1921-10-05
D: 2017-04-30
View Details
German, Endry

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
50 Overlea Blvd.
Toronto, ON M4H 1B6
Phone: 416-423-1000
Fax: 416-424-2074
The Nature and Purpose of Grief

The Nature and Purpose of Grief

Someone once said, "Grief is reaching out for someone who's always been there, only to find when you need them the most, one last time, they're gone." We think there is a lot of truth in those words.

The death of a loved one is life's most painful event. People's reactions to death remain one of society's least understood and most "off-limits" topics for discussion. Oftentimes, grievers feel totally alone in dealing with their pain, loneliness, and isolation.

Grief is a natural emotion that follows death of someone dear to you; and to one degree or another, it hurts. It is like an open wound which must heal.

At times, it can seem as if this healing will never happen. But, sometimes the healing process can take much less time than we have been led to believe. Grieving is purely an individual experience.

But It Does Have a Purpose

The ultimate goal of grief and mourning is to take you beyond your initial reactions to the loss. The therapeutic purpose of grief and mourning is to get you to the place where you can live with the loss in a healthy way. To do this, you have to make some necessary changes in your life, including:

1. Changing your relationship with your loved one—recognizing he or she is now gone and developing new ways of relating to him or her. Take comfort in knowing your relationship will continue - it will just be different.

2. Developing a new sense of yourself to reflect the many changes that occurred when you lost your loved one.

3. Taking on physically and mentally healthy new ways of being in the world without your loved one.

4. Finding new people, objects or pursuits in which to put the emotional investment that you once placed in your relationship with the deceased.

The bottom line of this active work of grief and mourning is to help you recognize that your loved one is gone. Then you must make the necessary internal, psychological changes, as well as the necessary external, social changes, to accommodate this reality. And it all takes time.

If you would like additional grief support, please call us. We are here to help you through all the moments after loss.
 

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.

52 Weeks of Support

It's hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Our free weekly newsletter provides insights, quotes and messages on how to help during the first year.