Beyond the Loss Podcast

Episode #3 – Honoring Their Memory with Amen Dhaliwal

Join host Aditi Loveridge as she talks with Amen Dhaliwal about her story of personal loss, cultural experience, loss of relationships, and the difficulty of explaining the loss of a child to the surviving sibling, as well as how important it is to honor their memory.

Get to Know Amen Dhaliwal…

Amen Dhaliwal is 29 years old and now lives in Calgary after moving from Surrey, B.C., in 2006. For the past seven years, Amen has been working with Alberta justice and she loves her career. In her free time, she enjoys photography as well as doing hair and makeup. Amen went to hair/makeup/photography school in Vancouver and she is the oldest of four and her family is very close-knit.  Her siblings are her best friends. Amen has been married for five years and has a 3 1/2-year-old daughter who keeps her and her husband us on their toes. When her daughter was two years old, she and her husband decided they were ready to add an addition to their family, and shortly after she became pregnant with her second daughter. Unfortunately, she and her husband lost her just five days before her due date due to an umbilical cord incident.

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