Mere Mortals: Grief - When a Child Dies

Grief over the death of a loved one is a universal experience. The complex grief over the death of one’s child can only be fully understood by someone who has experienced such a loss. 
Here in North Vancouver is a chapter of an international peer-support group for bereaved parents called The Compassionate Friends (TCF). The chapter leaders, Jan Bryant and Cathy Sosnowsky, will share their personal grief journeys and how The Compassionate Friends continues to support parents whose children have died at whatever age and from whatever cause. They will also offer hints for how to help parents in grief.
About Cathy and Jan 
Cathy Sosnowsky’s teenage son died in a freak accident over 20 years ago.  Besides playing a leadership role in North Shore’s TCF chapter, she gives writing towards healing workshops and has authored three books based on her grief journey: Holding On: Poems for Alex; Snapshots: A Story of Loss, Love and Life; and Finding Heartstone: A Taste of Wilderness. Learn more about Cathy: www.cathysosnowsky.com 
Jan Bryant joined TCF after her ten-year-old daughter, Lindsay, died from a fall. Jan is a semi-retired Counsellor and Educator, parent and grandmother, birder, singer, artist, knitter, and all-around creative handy person. Learn more about Jan: www.janbryant.ca   

This meeting will be held on Zoom. What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.


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Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


  • Adults