Everybody grieves differently.
In 2009 my husband Jeff and I found ourselves lost in the chaos of grief after the unexpected death of our daughter Angelica during her delivery. We felt alone and without any idea how to deal with what we were feeling. No one should ever feel alone. I received a call from a trusted friend who guided us to a support group and on to the bereavement centre in the community where we were living at the time. The people we met there became our lifeline to coping with and navigating through the long road of grief that was set before us. When we moved back to Newmarket, the community I grew up in, we realized that although there were many valuable grief support resources, there was no one central place where people could go to reach out for help. Oasis is the dream of Founder and Chair, Michelle Nye.
In a time of crisis after the death of a loved one and at any point in the journey that follows, the search for support should be uncomplicated. Oasis is here to help you find your way.
To help all members of the York Region community navigate their grief journey by providing a central network of safe and valuable resources and support.
To uncover and honour grief as a normal and healthy process that is vital to living with purpose and meaning after a loved one has died.
The Train Of Life
“At birth, we board the train and meet our parents, and we believe they will always travelbyour side.
As time goes by, other people will board the train; and they will be significant i.e. our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of your life.
However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone.
Others will step down over time and leave a permanent vacuum.
Some, however, will go so unnoticed that we don’t realise they vacated their seats.
This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.
Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers requiring that we give the best of ourselves.
The mystery to everyone is: We do not know at which station we ourselves will step down.
So, we must live in the best way, love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are.
It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.
I wish you all a joyful journey.” Unknown