What does Bereavement mean? The Collins dictionary describes it as ‘the condition of having been deprived of someone or something valued through death’. It is not a subject that we like to think or speak about but it is something we all experience at some time or another. There are no age limits for when someone dies, we can lose a child, sister, brother, husband, wife, parent or grandparent at any stage of life.
Bereavement can have a huge affect on us mentally. Our feelings and emotions can vary, deep shock, sadness, anger, feeling depressed and lonely. We feel the ‘hole’ that has been left in our lives by the absence of that special someone, however it has come about. These feelings can seem confusing and unacceptable, but they are quite normal.
At R Gwinnell & Son Funeral Directors in Ipswich we care deeply about those who have died and loved ones they leave behind. We understand the process of bereavement and do all we can to help those who come to us for guidance through the funeral process.
We believe it helps to talk with others who have been bereaved so we have a coffee morning in The Old Bell, 1 Stoke Street, Wednesday mornings 10.30-12 noon – come along if you feel it will help.