On a day of burial there is no perspective—for space
itself is annihilated. Your dead friend is still a
fragmentary being. The day you bury him is a day of chores
and crowds, of hands false or true to be shaken, of the
immediate cares of mourning. The dead friend will not really
die until tomorrow, when silence is round you again. Then he
will show himself complete, as he was—to tear himself
away, as he was, from the substantial you. Only then will
you cry out because of him who is leaving and whom you
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944),
French aviator, author.
Flight to Arras, ch. 2 (1942).
Grief work truly is
work. A loss by death is the most difficult of all losses.
The struggle grief brings may seem overwhelming at first but
please understand that there is help and that things will
improve. It is said that time heals all wounds. This period
of time varies greatly from person to person. Your grief is
individual, you will need to work through it in your own way
and in your own time. The funeral celebration or memorial
service is the first step in preparing the basis for your
recovery. With the help of those around you, your family,
friends and neighbours and the resources the Funeral Home
offers, you will begin the healing and things will get
better. You will always have the memories of those you have
lost. There will be memories you will treasure and those you
may regret. Remember that they are your memories and that
you have ownership over them. Take heart, you will gain
strength. The one you have lost can never truly be taken
from you. You will find a place for them that is right for
you and when you do all will be well. We pledge to assist
you on this road to wellness, we may not have every answer,
no one does, but we will provide our resources and
assistance in any possible way. This web site makes
accessible to you many of the available resources. We know
you will find this information helpful. Our staff is here to
assist you, please accept our offer of assistance and please
use this site, its links and information to the fullest
potential. — Rick Schneider.
Our commitment to after care and grief
recovery includes various information pamphlets and printed
resources. Feel free to contact
us for any of this information.
In 1997 the Shaunavon Palliative Care
Committee placed a number of grief and bereavement resources
in the Shaunavon Public Library as well as at all of the
Shaunavon Schools. These books may also be available by
ordering them through your local library as well. A complete
listing is available by clicking
We are also proud to make available to
on line. For the full library listing please see below
Thank you for visiting our site. May
these many resources assist and help you in your recovery.
If you know of someone who can be helped by this
information, please direct them to the www.Binkleys.com
site. Our hope is that it will help and inspire many.