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Overview

A Tradition of Compassion

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal;
love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

-a headstone in Ireland
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Bereavement is a natural response to the loss of a loved one; the healing process takes time, and its course is different for everyone. At Whitham-Kanapaux Funeral Home, we respect and understand your grief. We would be glad to help you find a support group that meets your needs.

Whether it be the loss of a child, spouse, parent, sibling, relative, or friend, there is a place you can go to cope with your loved one’s passing. We strongly recommend The Hope House in Dover, a non-profit organization which serves Morris County. Visit www.hopehousenj.org for more information. Local hospital, St. Clare’s, also offers a variety of support groups; go to their web site, www.saintclares.org, for information about current groups and classes.

Local places of worship such as the Presbyterian Church, the Methodist Church, and Roman Catholic Church provide support for their communities as well. If your religious beliefs are a key factor in your journey to healing, we will aid you in seeking help from churches, synagogues, mosques, etc. near your home.

Many adults, in addition to their own mourning, struggle to understand their children’s process of grieving. Children lament death differently than adults, which is a common source of confusion. To learn more, go to www.good-grief.org, which is a local children's grief center providing support for parents and children ages 3-18.  A great online resourse is www.childrensgrief.net, a web site created by Linda Goldman, grief therapist and educator.

Call 973-627-0075 or visit Whitham-Kanapaux Funeral Home for additional assistance in your time of need.