Obituaries

Randy Fraser
B: 1964-10-06
D: 2017-12-13
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Fraser, Randy
Doris Jacobson
B: 1924-07-06
D: 2017-12-07
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Jacobson, Doris
Avril Sandall
B: 1926-12-19
D: 2017-11-28
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Sandall, Avril
Mavis Lytle
B: 1926-02-23
D: 2017-11-11
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Lytle, Mavis
Christopher Prior
B: 1965-11-24
D: 2017-10-14
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Prior, Christopher
Margaret Bell
B: 1929-04-23
D: 2017-10-12
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Bell, Margaret
Ali Majidi
B: 1955-02-03
D: 2017-10-10
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Majidi, Ali
Rafe Mair
B: 1931-12-31
D: 2017-10-09
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Mair, Rafe
Elsbeth Kelpin
B: 1934-03-08
D: 2017-10-08
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Kelpin, Elsbeth
Harold Duggan
B: 1961-04-04
D: 2017-10-08
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Duggan, Harold
Jakob Hirtreiter
B: 1932-02-06
D: 2017-10-07
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Hirtreiter, Jakob
Edmund Hauser
B: 1937-09-14
D: 2017-10-04
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Hauser, Edmund
Jeannette Reutcky
B: 1940-09-12
D: 2017-09-30
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Reutcky, Jeannette
Maurice Skiffington
B: 1928-06-05
D: 2017-09-20
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Skiffington, Maurice
Thomas James
B: 1922-11-16
D: 2017-09-20
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James, Thomas
C. Paul McKinnon
B: 1931-06-28
D: 2017-09-20
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McKinnon, C. Paul
Norman Metz
B: 1935-04-13
D: 2017-09-18
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Metz, Norman
Ethel Boys
B: 1920-10-31
D: 2017-09-18
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Boys, Ethel
David Dwyer
B: 1944-03-15
D: 2017-09-15
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Dwyer, David
Eugenie Lord
B: 1923-10-27
D: 2017-09-11
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Lord, Eugenie
Isle Ohrnberger
B: 1920-05-24
D: 2017-08-28
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Ohrnberger, Isle

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THE GRIEVING PROCESS
 

When we experience a major loss, grief is the normal and natural way our mind and body react. Everyone grieves differently. And at the same time there are common patterns people tend to share.
For example, someone experiencing grief usually moves through a series of emotional stages, such as shock, numbness, guilt, anger and denial. And physical responses are typical also. They can include: sleeplessness, inability to eat or concentrate, lack of energy, and lack of interest in activities previously enjoyed.

Time always plays an important role in the grieving process. As the days, weeks and months go by, the person who is experiencing loss moves through emotional and physical reactions that normally lead toward acceptance, healing and getting on with life as fully as possible.

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