Friends connect in compassion

Group supports Nanaimo residents dealing with the death of a child.

Friendship, understanding, grief education and hope is offered to those dealing with the death of a child at the Nanaimo mid-Island chapter of the Compassionate Friends.

Established in 1987 the group celebrates its 25th year, 20 of those led by Eleanor Chapman, who is retiring.

Meetings are now held at First Memorial Chapel, 1720 Bowen Rd., at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month.

Membership is free and meetings are open to all bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents.

For more information, please call 1-866-823-0141.