Obituaries

Jean O'Byrne
D: 2017-05-25
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O'Byrne, Jean
Stanley Oakley
B: 1931-03-04
D: 2017-05-19
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Oakley, Stanley
Arthur Curren
B: 1932-11-30
D: 2017-05-12
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Curren, Arthur
Dorothy Hanna
B: 1925-05-25
D: 2017-05-07
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Hanna, Dorothy
Rose Lim Wan Yu
B: 1924-06-26
D: 2017-05-06
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Wan Yu, Rose Lim
Julia Knowles
B: 1922-10-19
D: 2017-05-03
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Knowles, Julia
Peter Bainbridge
B: 1931-10-02
D: 2017-04-19
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Bainbridge, Peter
Christine Ford
B: 1954-04-18
D: 2017-04-19
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Ford, Christine
Donald Axford
B: 1939-07-20
D: 2017-03-29
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Axford, Donald
Lois Brymer
B: 1946-04-24
D: 2017-03-27
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Brymer, Lois
Audrey Henry
B: 1920-12-28
D: 2017-03-25
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Henry, Audrey
Parvin Saadati
B: 1957-11-28
D: 2017-03-19
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Saadati, Parvin
Roger Latta
B: 1937-06-22
D: 2017-03-11
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Latta, Roger
Zahra Majdpour
B: 1934-04-02
D: 2017-02-25
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Majdpour, Zahra
Mashallah Ershad
B: 1927-02-15
D: 2017-02-19
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Ershad, Mashallah
Martha Calvert
B: 1935-10-02
D: 2017-02-10
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Calvert, Martha
Maria Mackie
B: 1935-09-12
D: 2017-02-09
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Mackie, Maria
Dr. N. Stewart Madill
B: 1934-05-08
D: 2017-02-09
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Madill, Dr. N. Stewart
Massoud Fazlinejad
B: 1947-07-06
D: 2017-01-25
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Fazlinejad, Massoud
Gerald Beach
B: 1924-04-15
D: 2017-01-23
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Beach, Gerald
Gail Vickerstaff
B: 1939-11-06
D: 2017-01-06
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Vickerstaff, Gail

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THE GRIEVING PROCESS
 

When we experience a major loss, grief is the normal and natural way our mind and body react. Everyone grieves differently. And at the same time there are common patterns people tend to share.
For example, someone experiencing grief usually moves through a series of emotional stages, such as shock, numbness, guilt, anger and denial. And physical responses are typical also. They can include: sleeplessness, inability to eat or concentrate, lack of energy, and lack of interest in activities previously enjoyed.

Time always plays an important role in the grieving process. As the days, weeks and months go by, the person who is experiencing loss moves through emotional and physical reactions that normally lead toward acceptance, healing and getting on with life as fully as possible.

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