Bereavement stories | Cruse Bereavement Care

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Becca from the Isle of Man was supported by Cruse Bereavement Care after her father died when she was six years-old. She says Cruse provides invaluable support.


Sarah was 19 when her mother died by suicide. She decided to get support from Cruse Bereavement Care as she was really struggling to move forward with her grief.


I lost the best part of my life back in February 2013, when my best friend and Girlfriend, Rachel Lucy Maddox, was tragically taken from me in a car accident on her way to my house one Saturday morning...


After the death of her mum, Gemma contacted her local Cruse service and was supported by a Cruse volunteer until she decided she was able to live a life without her mum ...


Chloe contacted Cruse Bereavement Care in 2014 after she was struggling to cope after her grandfather died seven years earlier.


I lost my Dad in April 2010. He had gone into hospital to have an operation which was supposed to make him better and he never came home. I didn’t get in touch with Cruse until several months after he had died, insisting to everyone I was “fine”, although I clearly wasn’t...


Stella contacted Cruse Bereavement Care after her daughter, Laura died from substance misuse a couple of years ago. Stella is bring up her daughter's son, Blake who is three years-old.


Paul got in contact with this local Cruse Bereavement Care service in May 2017, seven years after his son Frankie died when he was just three-weeks old. 


After Janet's husband died 25 years ago she sought support from her local Cruse Bereavement Care service. Now she's remarried and a bereavement volunteer.


Jo is taking on her first marathon to raise money for Cruse Bereavement Care and say thank you after we supported her following the death of her mum and dad.


Pauline was supported by Cruse Bereavement Care on two separate occasions. She first contacted Cruse after her husband died in 1999 and again in 2014 when her second husband died after an 18 month battle with cancer.


Following the death of her mum when she was just 17, Claire received one-to-one support from Cruse Bereavement Care. She recently ran in the Great North Run in memory of her mum and to thank Cruse.