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Local Island Support

Infant and Pregnancy Loss – Bereavement Doulas

​Monique Bandet, DONA Certified Doula

Serving the Cowichan Valley area
Text and calls welcome any time: 250 – 588 – 7074


A volunteer photographer is available for you on-call through Island Health. This is a free service.

If a photographer is not available to attend your birth, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep still offers beautiful retouching of images taken by the family or hospital staff. Photos are gently retouched, printed in a professional lab, and digital backup of files is provided for lifetime – at no cost.  Click here to learn more.

Memorial Services

Little Spirits Garden at Royal Oak Burial Park –  Memorial Garden Commemorating Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Royal Oak Burial Park – provides cremation services, including services for early loss/miscarriage.

Help Lines

Vancouver Island Crisis Line – 1-888-494-3888

BC Bereavement Help Line – 1-877-779-2223

Further Resources – BC Wide

The Compassionate Friends of Canada – BC Chapters and Contacts

British Columbia Child Loss Support Network

BC Women’s Hospital – Stillbirth and Newborn Loss

Health Link BC – Stillbirth

Indigenous Patient Liaisons

First Nations – Infant & Pregnancy Loss

Empty Cradle BC

Butterfly Run Vancouver