Getting Unstuck by Les Brown

Eleven years ago I decided to take the path of recovery, stop drinking and make a new life without a family. One tool I found and now use almost daily is listening to motivational speakers on Podcasts and Youtube videos.  This method keeps me on the right track.  Without this focus it is easy for […]

PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

When the tragic crash that took the lives of my young son and daughter occurred, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was a relatively new term. It has since become a well-known diagnosis for people who suffer disorientation, depression, severe mood swings, erratic behavior and impaired ability to make sound decisions following a traumatic life event. The […]

Tree Of Life

Last summer I set out to gather pictures for this series of posts, which I’ve titled “Remembering Loved Ones”. This mission took me to Sudbury to connect with family and friends and the Sudbury Hospital (formerly Laurentian Hospital and now Health Services North). At the information desk of one wing an employee directed me to […]

Video Market Place Defective Latch on Chrysler Grand Caravan

          In an earlier post dated August 18, 2015, entitled ”More Insanity”,  I mentioned a taping done by Market Place featuring our case and many others where there were many deaths due to the defective latches on the Chrysler Minivans and other defective doors on other vehicles. I was able to […]


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Social Media

Another way of communicating and reaching out to our departed loved ones is through social media. I see many posts on Facebook when anniversaries, birthdays and special occasions come to mind. It’s a way to tell departed loved ones how much they are missed and to share fond thoughts and memories. Along with the words […]

Park Bench in Orillia

I lived in Orillia for five years. The town has two lakes; Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching. The Trans Canada Trail runs along Lake Couchiching.  I purchased a park bench on it and attached a plaque on the back with an inscription in memory of my three children. When I lived there I would often […]

Remembering Our Loved Ones #2

CROSSES AT THE ACCIDENT SITE I placed crosses at the accident site. Someone was pulling them out. I had 12 crosses made and continued replacing them as they were pulled out. I inquired with the township as to my rights to do this; they responded I had every right to do this.  They continued by […]

Remembering Our Loved Ones #1

As any mother does, I often thought of things my children would like; toys and clothes and gifts, they could enjoy. After all these years I occasionally still do. When I went shopping after they were gone, I would see things and would think to myself ‘’Anne would like this or Adam would like that’’ then […]

Three Choices – Part 2

The saying goes, “Time heals”. I say “Time dulls”. I no longer think constantly about the loss of my children. I go on with life like anyone else. But once in a while, with nothing special to trigger it, the sadness hits me in the face and I think, “What on earth happened there?” I […]



  1. Thank you Hélène. So difficult and raw to go through life, with family loss, sudden and tragic.
    we as a family are no strangers to tragedy. Hard to put in words, the goings to and fro, after a tragedy, where you are left to pick up pieces; but life itself not giving you any time to catch your breath, or even understanding the pieces you have left, or how they relate to you. MG sister in a car accident, at 21, suddenly. My father, 8 months latter, suddenly, of a heart attack. My mother, suddenly, after a successful hip replacement, of a heart attack. All young, all suddenly.
    It has forced me to look at God as blameless, instead of guilty. No easy task! Lots of prayer was needed.

  2. I was glad to see you on Saturday, Helene., You inspire me I know that one never gets over a close loss. One just learns to incorporate it into one’s life and it becomes part of your psyche. I would never presume to say that I know how you feel because I don’t, not having lost a child myself, let alone more than one. However, I can admire the fact that you put one foot ahead of the other each day and that you continue daily living which includes being a friend to others and maintaining a cheerful outlook which encourages others to realize that life is for the living no matter what, and each day in one’s life is a gift. Thank you for not giving up and for being an example to others of courage and bravery each day of your life.

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