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Grief Resources

Meet Our Grief Counselor

Dr. John Canine founded Maximum Living in 1983 as a means to provide bereavement aftercare. Maximum Living and Village Funeral Home have made a commitment to meet the needs of our families as they deal with the enormous pain associated with loss. As a part of Village's service to families, we have arranged for Dr. Canine and his staff at Maximum Living to assist families in the bereavement process and to assist in the most meaningful way possible, through support groups, newsletters and individual sessions.

Dr. John Canine is a member of the American Psychological Association, former Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty of Wayne State University, speaker at numerous National Funeral Directors Association Annual Conferences, author of The Challenge of Living, The Psychosocial Aspects of Death and Dying, and What Am I Going to Do With Myself When I Die?, and Dr. Canine was inducted into the Ohio University Hall of Fame.

Please view Dr. Canine’s informational videos Bereavement Grief Counseling. The videos are an excellent start to understanding your pain and for you to begin the process of healing and improving the quality of your life. For more information contact Maximum Living at 248-815-0706.


The wonderful thing about technology is that it can bring people together from all over the globe to make it easier for you to find information and support networks in your time of need. The following are some of the tools available to assist you in your healing journey. If you’re still having trouble locating helpful information or finding what you need, contact us to discuss other resources and find a personalized solution to support you on the road to recovery.


Grief ShareGriefShare
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

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Web Healing
Web HealingWeb Healing, the internet’s first interactive grief website, has served the bereaved on the net since 1995. It offers grief discussion boards where men and women can discuss issues related to grief and healing or browse recommended grief books. The site’s originator, Tom Golden, LCSW, is an internationally known psychotherapist, author, and speaker on the topic of healing from loss.

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The Compassionate FriendsThe Compassionate Friends
Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause), or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life-altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process. Through a network of more than 625 chapters with locations in all fifty states, as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, The Compassionate Friends has been supporting bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.

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