Grief Library

These articles will help you understand something about the grief and how we can help ourselves and others through the difficult process.

Grief Resources

The death of someone we care about can be one of the most difficult experiences of life. Words seem inadequate to describe how painful the grief we feel can be. It is often much more challenging than we expect and than others seem to think.

These articles were written by Dr Bill Webster, our Director of Grief Education, and are part of a comprehensive library available on our Grief Journey web portal. Dr Bill is the founder and Executive Director of the Centre for the Grief Journey. He earned his doctorate at the University of Toronto in 1990, and has been awarded the prestigious Fellow in Thanatology by the Association of Death Education and Counselling (ADEC).

Dr Bill’s knowledge of grief is not just in theory, but from a very difficult personal experience. In 1983, Bill’s young wife died suddenly of a heart attack, leaving him not only to cope with his loss, but also to raise his two sons, who were only 9 and 7 when their mother died. Dr Bill has become a recognized author, a renowned international speaker and seminar leader, and brings 30 years of experience in the field of grief support and counseling.

Helpful Information

The diverse and creative staff members at David W. Barnes Funeral Home are experts in tailoring your arrangements. From the more traditional to the contemporary and personalized, we provide guidance in the creation of personalized, meaningful tributes. For over 30 years, David has been assisting families in Coffeyville, Sedan, Caney, and the surrounding area in honoring the lives of their family members and friends. Feel free to call us today at 620-251-6008 to talk about all of the options and possibilities. You can also review our resource list below for more assistance:

Understanding Grief

These articles will help you understand the grief you may be feeling and how you can cope when someone you care about dies.

10 Facts About Grief and Grieving

Understanding Bereavement

Coping with Loss

These articles will help you understand the dynamics of specific losses.

The Loss of a Spouse

The Loss of a Pet

Children and Grief

Loss from a Child’s Perspective

Helping Children Cope

Helping those who Grieve

How to Help Someone who is Grieving

How to Help Handle Special days and Holidays

Coping with Complicated Situations


Grief in the Workplace

Additional Resources

Growth House

Dr. Alan Wolfelt: Center For Loss

Bereaved Parents of the USA

AARP: Life After Loss

Association for Death Education and Counseling