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Windsor Chapel - With You... Every Step Of The Way

At Windsor Chapel Funeral Homes, part of our commitment to being with you ‘every step of the way’ is demonstrated through the offering of our Grief and Bereavement Support Programs to individuals and families. We know that the loss of a loved one can be an overwhelming experience and we are committed to being here for you even long after the funeral services have taken place. We proudly offer three programs which consist of our flagship 8-week Group Support Program,
One-on-One Grief Counselling and the Wednesday Drop-In Support Program.

Windsor Chapel’s bereavement support is based upon Dr. William Hoy’s compass model for the grief process – Remembering, Reaffirming, Realizing, and Releasing, gradually leading to a sense of Renewal. We consider it a sacred honour to journey with individuals and families through the grief process toward a realization of renewed meaning
and purpose.

For more information or to schedule an initial meeting, please contact:

Scott Lockwood, Bereavement Coordinator, B.Th. CT Candidate
(519) 253-7234

(519) 566-8175

8-Week Group Program*

Our flagship program is an 8-week group format that uses open discussion concerning different topics related to adaptation after loss. This group offers a safe-haven where one can work through the feelings of grief. No one will judge you and instead, you will find yourself surrounded by people who know the pain of being isolated by their own grief,
who are willing to listen and to help.

Throughout the 8-week program, we will discuss many helpful topics related to the grief process and you will have the opportunity to journey and learn from others in their experiences. Together we will navigate through the emotions, pain uncertainty, and questions with the goal being RENEWAL – learning to live life with a renewed sense of purpose and meaning. The group program is not an occasional, drop-in group; it is a series of 8 weekly, 1.5-hour sessions and is an action-based educational program requiring your commitment to attend each session and willingness to fully participate including the completion of assignments. The program is led by Scott Lockwood, Windsor Chapel’s bereavement coordinator.

* Free of Charge

Wednesday Drop-in Support Program* 

Every Wednesday between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon, our Bereavement Coordinator Scott Lockwood hosts a 1-hour support discussion. This is a drop-in group, and no commitment is needed to attend. This is hosted at our central Windsor location (1700 Tecumseh Road East) in the downstairs lounge. This drop-in runs every Wednesday (except for the summer months of July and August.) No appointment is necessary.

*Free of Charge

One-on-one Grief Counselling**

Shannon Ellis is honoured to be working with Windsor Chapel to assist our families with the difficult transition associated with the loss of a loved one. She was  born and raised in Windsor, and attended the University of Windsor to obtain her Honours in Psychology. She then attended Wayne State University where she achieved her Master’s Degree in Social Work. She has been helping individuals and families since 2002 in private practice as well as in a hospital setting. Her specialties are in grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, family and couples therapy. She is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, and is also trained in EMDR and a variety of other therapies. She is very happy to be part of the caring and compassionate family of Windsor Chapel.

** Fees Apply

Bereavement Resources

• Hospice of Windsor        www.thehospice.ca
• Canadian Mental Health   www.cmha-wecb.on.ca
• Help Guide   
• New Leaf Log-In Information
Username: info@wcfh.com Password: hope
• New Leaf Resources
• Online Magazine   
• Open to Hope    www.opentohope.com
• Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network   
• The Centre For Grief Journey - Dr. Bill Webster   
• Dr. Alan Wolfelt    www.centerforloss.com
• Bereaved Families of Ontario    www.bereavedfamilies.net/index.htm