About Us


Our main qualifications for undertaking The Meaning of Forever Project are our own personal experiences. See our stories here.


Ruth Edgett

Outdoors 2011Ruth is a former print journalist and communications/public relations practitioner with many years’ experience writing and editing for general audiences and managing projects. A writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, she is author of one book, and of stories in three anthologies from the same publisher. She is a contributor to the Conscious Women series of inspirational books by Darlene Montgomery, and to other periodical publications. Ruth has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Prince Edward Island and a Master of Science in Communications Management from the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Ruth’s interest in The Meaning of Forever Project is inspired by her own experiences with loved ones (both human and animal) who have passed on. She has an idea that others have had similar experiences.

Joan Olinger

Dr. Joan OlingerIn her career as a Registered Clinical Psychologist, Joan Olinger (recently retired) helped people with grief, crises, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Before beginning her private practice, she was a Professor at the University of Western Ontario. Joan has also been a Clinical Psychologist at teaching and psychiatric hospitals, where she was also involved in training interns and residents. Joan has published a number of articles in scientific journals on depression, anxiety and stress. She is a contributor to the Conscious Women series of inspirational books by Darlene Montgomery. Joan had life-changing experiences with the translation (death) of each of her parents. As a result, she became especially interested in helping people through the loss of loved ones. She continues to have a loving, on-going relationship with her each of her parents, mainly through dreams. “It’s great to continue to have their loving presences in my life,” she says.

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