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Recent Obituaries

Myrtle “Eric” Ostness 12/12/2017

Myrtle “Eric” Ostness, age 103 of New...

Ruth McCance 12/09/2017

Ruth McCance 12/09/2017

Ruth M. McCance, age 91, of New Richmond passed away...

Charles Morrow 12/07/2017

Charles Morrow 12/07/2017

Charles “Chuck” Frederick Morrow, age 72, of River...

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How to Enjoy Christmas While Grieving

How to Enjoy Christmas While Grieving

It may seem impossible, but here are some helpful hints to find the joy in Christmas even while you’re grieving. Joy and grief can coexist. Each moment of each day has something new within it and when a person is grieving it is okay to feel the sadness one moment and to embrace a feeling of happiness or joy in the next.

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Grief & Healing

Children and Holidays

Children and Holidays

With the holidays quickly approaching, and the anticipation of all the merriment to come, hearts beat gleefully for most of us as we begin the preparations and celebrate the honored rituals of family time together. In a family, whose parent, child or loved one has died, it can be more difficult to find the joy in this season. When your heart is shattered by the death of your loved one, how do you celebrate this merry season as a family, especially if children are involved?

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Grieving Dementia

Grieving Dementia

Someone once told me, think of Dementia as a bicycle wheel. There are many spokes on that wheel, some of them are, Alzheimer’s disease, Lewie body disease, neurovascular disease, etc.  Dementia is the broad term to describe a disease that causes memory loss over time, usually encompassing changes in behaviors and ability.

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Do I Need a Grief Group or Something?

Do I Need a Grief Group or Something?

I used to think that after the death of a loved one, the best way to cope was to talk about it, cry a little, share memories, maybe laugh a little and just keep going through life. This may be my way of coping after a death, it is not everyone’s way, nor should it be.  As Chaplain providing grief support with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services, I have learned that each person has their own way and their own path, and though there may be similar characteristics, the resources and tools we use to help us through grief, can and will be unique for each of us, and we are all fairly resilient and will find a way to live with that death, moving forward in life.

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