Commemorative Stories, Poetry & Articles

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Say Their Name is a short promotional video made for THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS UK. Completed in April 2013, the video was launched in the House of Lords in July, and is the only film available in the UK made by and for bereaved parents and siblings.



Listed below is a selection of commemorative stories, articles and poetry by fellow bereaved parents and families.

Reading the stories, articles and poetry of others who have lost a child and “walked in their shoes” helps many bereaved families to understand their own emotions and thoughts, as well as learn how others are coping, and provide hope for the future.

If you have some poetry, a story, a verse, or a favourite article you would like to share please email it to us at:

All stories, articles and poetry are in pdf format.

Parent Stories 

Articles and Poetry



Video Tributes

  • In Loving Remembrance of Richard James Smith – from Heather Smith
  • In Loving Remembrance of Joel Henry McGregor – from Julie McGregor
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