Stories from: St Benet's Chaplaincy, Queen Mary University of London

 

Hard to process

My Grandpa died in a car accident, hit a lamp post after having a heart attack. My Mum drives past

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Father’s Will

A couple of months ago (which makes it worse because I should have been mature enough at 20 not to

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Beloved cat

The biggest death I remember being affected by was my cat, Joe. He was three, and it came on so

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A Countdown Until

When my Grandmother died, we held a wake.  One of my comical uncles (her son) said to everyone, “What is

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Finding the comedy

My Grandmother passed away when I was about 14,15.  She had been suffering with dementia for some time before this,

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With Resilience

Between the ages of 6/7 and 17, I lost all four of my grandparents (two of them to cancer), one

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Slideshow celebration

The second funeral I went to they had about 5 minutes of silence during the service where the son of

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Bursting into tears

My uncle was diagnosed with cancer in Summer 2015, in August of that year, and by the end of August,

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Perfect goodbye

3 1/2 years ago, Wednesday 5th June 2013, I had finished my last exam and was getting ready to go

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Getting Personal

About a year ago, my Mom’s best friend’s Dad died.  My Mom’s friend’s name was Kristen. On the day of

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