Bereavement Group

Suffering Ruth Meredith Frottage drawing 2000

Canterbury’s newly formed Bereavement Team strives to provide bereavement support to members of Canterbury experiencing grief.  For more information, to request support, or to join the team, please contact us.

End of Life Planning Resources

Canterbury Funeral Planning Worksheet
Canterbury Cinerarium Interment Contract
The 5 Wishes
Values History Form

Grief Resource Center

Located nearby Canterbury, the non-profit Grief Resource Center (1113 University Boulevard NE, behind French Funerals & Cremations)  offers a wide variety of resources, including support groups, workshops, and low-cost individual counseling sessions for people experiencing grief.  Visit ​

Local Support Groups

Grief Resource Center’s “Moving Forward Peer Support Group”
Once a month on Wednesday, 10:30-noon. Go to to RSVP. A support group for Widows, Widowers, Partners and Significant Others. The Moving Forward Workshop has been expanded into a monthly support group! Susan Cowsill and Stefa Zawerucha serve as facilitators. Physical Address: Grief Resource Center, 1113 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102; Ph: (505) 842-7166.

Immaculate Conception Parish
Call Paulette at 247-4271 or 831-4228. While the approach is religious-based, the participants come from all types of background. The service is free. Discussion topic: 5 stages of grief. Address: 619 Copper Avenue, ABQ, NM.

Grief Support Group at Sandia Presbyterian Church
Sandia Presbyterian Church, Albuquerque, NM 87122. Contact Judith Greer, Group leader at 505-856-3306. 13 session all in all, from September to December. One group on Wednesdays 1-3 pm; Another group on Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm.

Jewish Community Center Grief and Loss Support Group:
Grief is a natural process that can often be eased through sharing with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one or any other significant loss. Group meets Fridays, 12 – 1:00 pm at the JCC Conference Room; Offered by the Jewish Community Center; Call Erin Tarica (505) 348-4451 for more information; Free. Address: 5520 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109.

Grieving Through Art: 
An art therapy support group for all those grieving a loss or death. Please contact Sandra Leigh at Heritage Home Healthcare and Hospice, 505-366-2318, for more information.

Children’s Grief Center 
The Children’s Grief Center provides support for young people and their families who have suffered the death of a loved one. CGC offers: Peer support for ages 5—25, support groups for caregivers, The Losing Library, Volunteer opportunities. All services are provided at no charge to grieving families. Ph: 505-323-0478, Web:, Email: Address: 3001 Trellis DR NW, Albuquerque NM 87107

Hospice Agencies provide grief support groups open to the community

Presbyterian Hospice