Bereavement Day

As of March 23, 2011, the Order in Council of the Province of British Columbia has proclaimed the 3rd Sunday of every May as Bereavement Day in BC. We acknowledge and support those in grief and recognize that with public awareness, compassion and education, a person’s ability to adjust to their loss is improved. We hope to one day ensure that “Bereavement Support is an Essential Service.” We invite you to join us in commemorating this day for yourself or someone you know who is grieving.

 

Bereavement Day 2017

Information about the next years’ Bereavement Day event will be available closer to the date.

 

Photos from Bereavement Day 2016

Bereavement Day 2016 was hosted on Sunday, May 15th, at Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver. Members of the community were invited for a Service of Remembrance that involved planting Memory Seeds and a Dove Release in honour of their loved ones. Thank you to everyone who participated.