From Grieving To Healing

Navigating Loss & Grief

The Solace Grief Support Society is a registered charity

centred in Foothills County and the surrounding area in Southern Alberta.



Group counselling sessions are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., on-line via ZOOM and on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., in-person at the Okotoks Public Library.  To join a group session or arrange for individual or family counselling, please contact one of our counsellors. 

Counselling is always free-of-charge.

Vi Sharpe (403) 860-3189

Pattie Ann Pryma (403) 852-5267

Pansy Angevine (403) 681-0494

Ken Farthing (403) 403-336-4741

We Are Here to Help

There are ways to move through pain and healing during difficult times, with the help of others. Grieving fully while honouring your loss brings renewed healing and hope to your life while you develop skills to move forward.


Every experience of loss and grief is unique in our lives and can affect us on many different levels: emotionally, spiritually, physically, socially, and mentally. We can help you walk through these times with individual and family counselling, as well as group sessions.


There is no right way to navigate loss and grief. Grief has no set time.


During Covid-19 social isolation, services will be provided by telephone or secure video-conferencing. To join a group session or to arrange for individual and family counselling, please contact us at [email protected], or reach out to one of our counsellors: Vi Sharpe (403) 860-3189, or Pattie Ann Pryma

(403) 852-5267.


Counselling is always free-of-charge.



I started going to this Grief Support program seven months after my wife passed away. Members of the group were strangers but we quickly connected on a level of a common theme. This was very significant because we shared and listened to each other’s stories and I realized others were going through what I was. This really helped. After each gathering, I had moved forward. I feel fortunate to have been part of this group.
Grief can come on slow, fast, be buried or be a compilation of loss. As a therapist I believed I had the skills to work through my grief and stress, however it became clear I needed assistance. I'm so grateful for the referral to Vi Sharpe. Her focused attention during our sessions is comfortable and calming. She helped wade through guilt, stress and feelings of selfishness I had skillfully ignored. Although still fraught with difficult moments, I can see blue skies...even on rainy days now. Thank you Solace and Vi!


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Solace Grief Support Society is a registered society.