Dr Beverly Anderson: Remembering a Life & a Name

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

November 2, 2018 is one year since my dear friend/colleague Dr Beverly Anderson died. The first anniversary of a death is poignant and sacred. Yes, I have had other significant losses: my parents and other relatives; friends, friends’ children and friends’ parents. But each new loss beckons new learnings about living, dying, and grieving. Of all […]

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The Passing of My Father: Nurses’ Empathic Eyes, Actions, and Words

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15, 2014 here in Canada!  But this Father’s Day will be a sad and difficult one!  I will not be sending a card, present, phoning and/or visiting my dear 91 year old Father. He passed away on January 31, 2014.  It was a peaceful passing for which my family and […]

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Missing my Friend and Myself: An Unacknowledged Side of Grieving?

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

On April 10, 2012, I lost my dear friend of 50 years, Thelma Midori, to the dastardly disease of cancer.  My friend Thelma and I became best friends when we were young nursing students.  Over these fifty years, we only lived in the same city for some five years. But our friendship was deep and […]

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