Your Stories

Experiencing the death of someone close can be one of the most profoundly significant moments in life. Our unique responses to these powerful moments helps shed light on the richness and complexity of the human experience. 

The Canadian Virtual Hospice welcomes your stories about life-threatening illness, loss or grief. You may want to celebrate a life, release some deeply felt emotions, or you may find meaning and connection in seeing what others have to share.  You can submit your story in French or in English and have your own words included here.

I was shocked and saden when I found out at the early age of 66 my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 Non small cell Adenocarcinoma in October, 2015. Lung Cancer. She wasnt sick before then went to go get a check up as she was getting a cold and couldnt get rid of it. They did xrays and sent to breathing...
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Being diagnosed with epithelial ovarian cancer at the age of 26 was not the fertility clinic outcome I was hoping for. My husband and I had been trying for a year and a half when we received this shocking news. The majority of women with this type of cancer are 65 year olds, making my case the youngest...
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We married after three months of knowing each other. December 27, 2013. Brian my husband just lost his best friend to cancer 10 days earlier. It was sad for him but we had each other. The first year of our marriage was awesome and then on January 29, 2014 Brian was very sick and got the diagnosis of...
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My dear husband of 54 years died last October from CHF. He was hospitalized, but we thought he would be going home. He wanted to see the leaves that had turned red and yellow in our yard. I took pictures for him, but he had gotten so fatigued that he really hardly looked at them. On October 21 the doctor...
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My dad was diagnosed with a tumor in large intestine... dr suggested operation.. but Dad was not willing.... he survived for two months... now he is no more
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In 2003 my husband of 38 years passed away. My oldest son accused me of killing his dad (the life supports were stopped on the advice of several doctors in the hospital). This was only the start of the agony. My sons did not live in the province. They would not go with me to make the funeral arrangements.
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