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.

Forever may I be in hearts, and free to whisper to those I love. Forever may they see my eyes, and remember my spirit. Forever may they hear my voice, and join with me in song of life. Forever may I be a source a light a fire a soft rain. Forever may I be a shadow a movement to inspire. Forever may I...
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Walking with the Angels   Well, mom had about 3 weeks in the palliative care ward at her hospital. We experienced it to the max. My sister slept over in the room with mom for a few nights & was there in the morning when she woke up... The two of us slept over one night last week, we thought she was dying...
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Welcome to my mother's life story This is a tribute to a strong and courageous woman, my mother, to whom I owe much of what my life is today. My mother with my daughter, some two months before she was diagnosed with mediastinal cancer of the lungs, a very pround grandmother of all her grandchildren.
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Biography Mama is 89, born in 1914. Her name is Anna Blanche Valada Rowan. She has many health problems. My name is Patricia, I am her daughter and I have been with Mama as a sole caregiver these past 7 years. This Year, 2004 Mama fell on Jan 2nd, fracturing her left arm and injuring both her legs. I...
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Grieving for Claudia It is October the 12th , 2004. I lost my wife to cancer one month ago. Her name was Claudia. She was 60 years of age. We were married for 38 years. We were both active and, otherwise in good health. We were very close. Claudia became overtly ill on the first Monday in August after...
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