The death of a loved one is difficult for a myriad of reasons, and coming to terms with our grief demands attention and energy. Sudden, unexpected death can be challenging to negotiate and requires some different coping strategies. The simple word 'disbelief' can be a significant hurdle for months.Since each person's grief response is highly personal and individual to them, this book is less prescriptive than it is one of honouring one person's response to the sudden death of her husband. And while there are some common predictors in bereavement, the telling of one's story is often the greatest healer....
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About the Author
First time author Sandra (Sandy) Elizabeth McBay pays homage with this book to Rick, her husband of 35.5 years and the hundreds of people she has walked beside in palliative care and bereavement support. After the death of her parents in 1988, Sandy pursued palliative, contemplative end of life and bereavement education to satisfy the innate desire to help others with the most important final task of life - death, and those left behind to find their way without their loved ones.Sandy has been an educator of palliative visiting volunteers and a bereavement support facilitator for 25 years. She and her husband Rick had finally got to a place in their marriage where a deeper understanding of their lifetime commitment to each other was solidified and fun. When Rick died most suddenly and unexpectedly in 2010, Sandy's new reality and her love for words compelled her to write this book. Sandy's sons Brian and Terral have also found professions of helping others, and they with their wives and 5 children continue to give her joy....