Barbara Bleiler

Betty Talarico (Forshaw) in the present day.

REMINISCENCES: Betty Talarico (Forshaw)

Former Grand Forks Secondary School home economics teacher Betty Talarico reminisces about life in Grand Forks.

Betty Talarico (Forshaw) in the present day.
Long-time Grand Forks resident Laura Lodder.

Reminiscences of Laura Lodder

Lodder has lived in Grand Forks, BC since the 1940s and remembers how much work went into making a farm productive.

Long-time Grand Forks resident Laura Lodder.

FOR THE BEREAVED: Dealing with post-Christmas blues

How to cope with getting back into a routine after holiday season

FOR THE BEREAVED: Keep it simple this holiday season

Holiday season about old traditions and keeping gifts simple

FOR THE BEREAVED: The Christmas after a loss

The holidays are coming upon us fast and this can be difficult for someone who has suffered a loss for the first time.

FOR THE BEREAVED: Letting it all out

Regardless of gender, there are times when we need to have a good cry.

FOR THE BEREAVED: Lest we forget

The importance of Remembrance Day and why it shouldn't be forgotten

FOR THE BEREAVED: Feeling autumnal blues not a step back

For many, this Thanksgiving was the first holiday weekend celebration where someone important in our life is missing.

FOR THE BEREAVED: Why we say it with flowers

Why do people send flowers when someone dies?

FOR THE BEREAVED: Dealing with Empty Nest Syndrome

The goal of parents is to raise their children to be self-sufficient, contributing members of society so why are parents so sad when they grow up and fly the coop.

FOR THE BEREAVED: How to cope when someone you know commites suicide

There is a topic of grief that is most difficult to comprehend and equally as uncomfortable to discuss that I would like to address this week.

FOR THE BEREAVED: Mourning the deaths of 9/11 and the Russian hockey team

Sudden traumatic death is when we lose someone to an event that takes the life violently and without warning.

FOR THE BEREAVED: Grieving the loss of someone famous

I sat in shock on the morning of Aug. 22 while watching the morning news. As the headline scrolled across the bottom of our TV screen, I thought I had misread the caption “Jack Layton passes away early this morning,” and asked my husband, “Did Jack die?”

FOR THE BEREAVED: Keeping memories of your lost, loved ones alive

Often times, after the loss of a loved one, some people feel the need to do something special to honour their loved one’s memory.

FOR THE BEREAVED: Dealing with a life-threatening diagnosis

By the time we hit middle age, many of us know friends or family members that have been blindsided by a diagnosis of a life-threatening illness.

FOR THE BEREAVED: Saying goodbye to our furry and feathered friends

As humans, we all have the need to feel loved and connected to another living being. Sometimes, that love and connectedness comes to us in the form of a special beloved pet.

FOR THE BEREAVED: Stanley Cup riots bring grief

I have watched the Vancouver Canucks with protest over the years only because everyone else in the house wanted to watch games and the fact is, sometimes you just have to share the TV.

FOR THE BEREAVED: Letting go of the grief

We all have a story of our own life that contributed to the shaping of our characters, giving us our hang-ups or making us more self-aware.

FOR THE BEREAVED: We grieve many things

When the word grief comes to mind, most of us automatically link…

FOR THE BEREAVED: Dealing with the loss of loved ones around Mother’s Day

To one that has lost their mother, this past weekend’s celebration of…