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There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they are gone, the light remains.

Bereavement & Grief Support

Grief is a normal and universal response to losing someone we love.

Our Lady of Peace is committed to supporting hospice patients and their caregivers through the bereavement and grief journey—from the time of admission and up to 13 months following the death of a loved one. All bereavement services are offered free of charge unless indicated otherwise.

Our Lady of Peace Bereavement Services include the following:

  • —One on One support: offered either in person, by phone, or via email
  • —Support groups at Our Lady of Peace and within the community
  • —Educational workshops
  • —Quarterly e-newsletters
  • —Annual memorial celebrations including Butterfly Release

Debbie Swanson, Coordinator

Skylar Peterson, Assistant

Helpful Resources

The following resources have been selected by our Bereavement staff as helpful sources of support and information.

General Online Resources for Grief:

American Cancer Society
Allina Grief Resources
Fairview Youth Grief Services
Center for Loss
The Dougy Center Grief Resources
Allina's List of Books for Grieving Adults

Blogs About Grief:

What's Your Grief
Hello Grief


Terrible, Thanks for Asking (American Public Media)

Not every resource will be effective for every individual. The pages, blogs, audio, video, and/or books posted here are external resources and do not necessarily reflect the views of Our Lady of Peace. Please contact a member of Bereavement staff with any suggestions or concerns regarding a specific resource.


Contact Bereavement