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Grief & Bereavement Support

Grief can be one of life’s most difficult journeys and one that you need not travel alone.  Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice can provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space for you to share your story with others who have experienced a similar loss. Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice is dedicated to providing quality, volunteer-based bereavement support services to individuals and their families in Hamilton, free of charge.


Meet the Team



Goals of the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice Bereavement Program:

  • To provide a safe space to explore grief, however, this works best for the individual;

  • To reduce isolation by connecting with other bereaved people;
  • To normalize the grief experience;
  • To nurture the resiliency of bereaved people by identifying their own inner resources and coping.

Our 1:1 peer mutual support program will match you with one of our trained bereavement volunteers, who have experienced a similar loss experience.  Clients and volunteers usually meet once a week for approximately 12 sessions.

Although all of our in-person groups have been canceled, due to COVID-19, our bereavement team for children, teens, families, and adults are working hard to bring you support virtually. This is available in groups and one-to-one.

For adults, if you are interested in pursuing individual support or for general inquiries about our supportive care and bereavement services you can connect with Kristen Lew-Byrne, Manager of Bereavement and Supportive Care  (905) 387-2448 Ext. 2206 Click here to contact

For children and families please contact Kat Turco, our Child & Youth Counsellor, Children’s Bereavement Services
(905) 387-2448 Ext. 2205  Click here to contact