Archive for March, 2020


I’m sorry to advise that our monthly sharing circle to be held, 17th Mar is cancelled as we’ve been notified that the Olde Forge will be closed for the next 2 weeks as a result of COVID-19.

Larry and Paulette
Mitchell’s Parents

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Winter Social Cancelled


Unfortunately due to concern over the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Winter Social that was scheduled for this Sunday, March 15th, is cancelled.


Larry and Paulette

Parents of Mitchell

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Good day everyone,

In case you are interested, The Compassionate Friends National Conference is a weekend spent surrounded by other bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. It is a place where hope grows and friendships are made with others who truly understand. With inspirational keynote speakers, abundant workshops for everyone’s wants and needs, and a remembrance candle lighting program culminating with the annual Walk to Remember, this time of healing and hope is the gift we give ourselves. Join us as together we remember and share the everlasting love we have for our precious children, siblings and grandchildren.

The 43rd TCF National Conference will be in held in Atlanta, GA on July 24-26, 2020. “Sharing Sweet Memories of Love” is the theme of this year’s event, which promises more of last year’s great National Conference experience. This year’s conference will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Avenue in downtown Atlanta. We’ll keep you updated with details here, on the national website as well as on our TCF/USA Facebook Page and elsewhere as they become available. Plan to come and be a part of this heartwarming experience.

• Choose to attend from nearly hundred different workshops and sharing sessions, given by professionals and also individuals just like you.
• Take advantage of “Healing Haven” to receive free personal services such as a massage.
• Craft items to commemorate the love for your family member in the “Crafty Corner”.
• Step away for a quiet moment of pause in the “Reflection Room”.


Pre-registration will be available in March.

Hotel Reservations

Our hotel block is now officially open for the 2020 TCF National Conference in Atlanta. Reservations can be made online or by calling Marriott Reservations directly at (866) 469-5475 and ask for the group rate for The Compassionate Friends 2020 Annual Conference.

Larry and Paulette Cadman

Mitchell’s Father and Mother

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On behalf of Sue Kavanaugh

May 23rd, 2020 | 8am to 5pm

Immaculata High School 140 Main Street, Ottawa ON K1S 5P4


The conference brings people and resources together to connect and learn ways to foster healing. The day is designed to be shared by those on a bereavement journey as well as the important caregivers and professionals who support them; whether the death is anticipatory, recent or long ago. Choose three workshops from a choice of 16 uniquely designed sessions that are informative, interactive and/or experiential.

Easy registration:

Includes continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Please sign up early to book your preferred workshop(s). First come, first served. For more information, go to healingbrokenheartsinfo

Paulette and Larry

Mitchell’s Mother and Father

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