Our Testimonials

Do you have a testimonial you would like to share about how BFOYR has helped you in your journey? Share it with us, fill out the form on the below link or email us! 

“I hope you know that you have made a difference in my life. The evening you answered that phone when I felt so hopeless was the first step for me to come back to “life”, as I refer to it, and I am forever grateful. I know in my heart that having somewhere to go and meet people and talk about what has happened is an integral part of my healing. This type of support is so needed and rarely people know it’s even there for them”. 

-Bereaved Fiancé

"Bereaved helping bereaved is what brought me here. I so wanted to be with and talk to someone else who had been through and is still going through this horrible pain after losing a child” 

-Bereaved Mother

“The sessions at the BFOYR has helped me express my grief and learn ways to cope with the loss of my father. The volunteers at BFOYR have the skills to understand and listen to people that are grieving. Coming here has helped me a lot in this difficult journey. Thank you. "

-Bereaved Child

"I’m grateful for the opportunity I had to attend this group. Bereaved Families – York have helped tremendously in my grieving process. I’m not sure what I would have done without this great resource.” 

-Spousal loss group

“The Children’s support group is an amazing service for our children. It has given them a better understanding of their feelings and how their emotions can affect their actions. It is also a safe place for them to share their feelings with others in a similar situation. It is a rare place for children to have these important discussions. We are so fortunate to have this service in the community with great facilitators”

-Parents of children who attended children’s support group

“Words cannot express the importance of support after the death of your child. The Bereaved Families – York Region provided a safe and calm environment to share and to learn to live with our grief”

-Bereaved Parent

“Losing my brother was the hardest thing I thought life could throw at me. But now being the same age as he was when he dies, growing up without him is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do; Bereaved Families of York has helped me learn to live with my loss."

-Sibling

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