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The gift of last words: Letting go of the questions and grabbing hold of love

The gift of last words: Letting go of the questions and grabbing hold of love

​I never cease to be wonderstruck when life events have a thread of miraculous woven through them. Two such events occurred at the birth of my two beautiful daughters. Then on a particular April 20, a third miracle occurred when I was blessed with a son. David came into the world with a mop of dark hair, big hands and big feet. Have you ever had a puppy with large paws and knew they would grow up to be a large dog? When I saw the size of David’s hands, I knew he would grow up to be a large man. And when I saw the size of David’s feet, I knew it was going to be hard to find shoes that fit him.

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What is a Volunteer Family Guide?

What is a Volunteer Family Guide?

I never imagined I would have my world turned upside down like this. How am I supposed to get through this? No one truly understands what is happening here. I need to talk with someone who actually gets it.

When your life has been turned upside down by a workplace injury, illness, or fatality, it can often feel like no one truly understands where you’re at or what you’re facing.

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What will be your legacy?

What will be your legacy?

Alex and Kristopher were tied at the hip as brothers. They had great birthday parties, attended fun wedding dances; they roughhoused and goofed around as brothers do when they are young. Alex wanted to do so much more with Kristopher when they got older. He wanted road trips, beers, nieces and nephews. But, Kristopher died in a workplace accident and that future Alex wanted was lost.

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The Breaking Point

The Breaking Point

Dealing with grief from a loss of a loved one not coming home, a serious injury, or an occupational disease is devastating with many layers of intensity. It’s fair to say a significant loss changes the world around us. Stress, sadness, pain, and feeling isolated can sit heavy on our hearts and spirits. Sometimes it can feel like we are truly at a breaking point.

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Connected in Support: Virtual Family Forums

Connected in Support: Virtual Family Forums

Family Forums are the cornerstone events in Threads of Life’s family support calendar. Family forums are where strangers become friends, grieving families discover they’re not alone, and everyone learns new ways to cope and to heal.

In September and October we will host the Western and Central Family Forums online. The virtual events are now open for registration and we hope to “see” you there!

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Miracles rising out of tragedy

Miracles rising out of tragedy

The summer of 2013 was exciting and filled with many blessings. My daughter Kaitlyn had just graduated from Teacher’s College at Western University and was about to start her career; Jeremy was entering his fourth year in the Criminology program with plans to go into law enforcement; Karl and I were comfortable in the lifestyle we had created and were anxiously waiting the completion of our newly built home.

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