Grief Support

Our Lady of Peace Bereavement Services

Bereavement is a normal, universal response to loss. We are here for you and your family with grief support and resources.

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

Grief support at OLP continues even as we cannot meet in person. Our Lady of Peace is committed to supporting hospice patients and their caregivers through the bereavement and grief journey.  All bereavement services are offered free of charge unless indicated otherwise and open to the public.

Do you have questions, are you looking for support, or need to register for an event?

Contact Bereavement

Amy Cotter, Bereavement Coordinator

OLP Bereavement Services include the following:

—One on One support: offered by phone, video or email
—Support groups
—Educational workshops
—Annual memorial celebrations

Full Calendar

Memorial Teddy Bear

Memorial bears are a keepsake that is made in honor of the special person you have lost. Volunteers use materials from your loved one to create a bear that is as unique as they were.

Here is what one family member said about the bear program: “The bears are just precious. Louise did such a great job on them. She put a lot of thought and detail into making them. I like the little pocket with a verse in them and the jointed arms and legs. I have them setting on a little bench and when I walk by I can see Roger and Mark in those outfits. That’s a wonderful program you offer. Their so big, too. I was impressed. Thanks so much for getting me in touch with this program.”

 Interested in memorial bears? Contact Amy K at 




Facebook group for grievers: Grief: Releasing Pain, Remembering Love and Finding Meaning David Kessler’s group meets daily at 1:00 PM

Ways to Memorialize and Honor Your Loved One at Home: A list contains ideas of memorials, rituals, and projects that you can do at home. Click on this link to learn more.

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