Market gardener from Laval. Bereaved since 2015. I used LumiVie’s services which allowed me to get a new look on life. By its active listening and empathy, LumiVie brings relief to the grief that makes us lose our way.
In the fall of 2012, I discovered LumiVie following a search on the web. I had recently lost my mother whom I had assisted at the end of her life at the Maison des Soins Palliatifs of Laval. I was so grateful to this organization that I decided to volunteer in the end-of-life and bereavement field. Being recently retired from teaching at the elementary school, I had the necessary availability to get involved in the support in bereavement groups. Then, in 2014, I also became a member of the executive board.
For over thirty years, I have been a consultant to business leaders in the development of their marketing and market development strategies. My involvement with LumiVie is to share my experiences so that the organization can help more bereaved people.
After a career of more than thirty-five years as a director in an international company, I retired in 2022. I was able to take advantage of a very precious help from LumiVie following the death of my long-time supporter, my father.
Acting as a member of the Board of Directors of LumiVie represents for me an opportunity to help the organization increase its influence among people who are bereaved or about to be.
In March 2021, I became an orphan mother following the death of my son a few days after his birth. Since then, I have been accompanied by organizations specialized in maternal bereavement and I have volunteered to give back to bereaved parents.
Having been touched by this, I hope to bring my experience and my background to collaborate in LumiVie’s great mission while being aware that I still have a lot to learn. I am also going back to school to become a counseling therapist and contribute to the bereavement resources.
Death is the one thing we are certain to achieve successfully. It is an important moment in our lives and a lonely one for many.
It is at this time that an organization like LumiVie becomes valuable in assisting and supporting the bereaved.
My desire is to help LumiVie reach its full potential thanks to my experience in organizational improvement and computer science.