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Darcy Thiel

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Father Butch interview on Crossroads, WYRK on February 15, 2015.

"Challenge for the 21st Century," a show that discusses spirituality and health.

Father Butch interview on Crossroads, WYRK on Easter Sunday 2014.




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David Kessler

Darcy Thiel & David Kessler on LifeLine - Unknown Artist
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"That Cancer Show" on WPTF 680 AM in Raleigh-Durham- Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


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Neil Boron from WDCX 


May 22, 2014


Tom Bauerle Show

March 26, 2014.


September 26, 2018

The Buffalo News- My View

After losing Mom and my husband, writing books about it, and becoming credentialed as an Aging Life Care Manager, I assumed approaching Dad’s death was going to be the best death I had the privilege to be part of. I know that sounds strange, but I had become educated and knew when Dad switched to palliative care, when his time came, he would not suffer. I promised him that.

I had absolutely no idea what I was talking about.

March 2, 2018


West Seneca counselor reflects on love, loss and resilience

Life has changed in the five years since Darcy Thiel wrote "Bitter and Sweet: A Family’s Journey with Cancer."

Her husband, Tim Colvin, has been gone for more than seven years now, after his death from late-stage gallbladder cancer at age 48.

Their son, David, is 15, and has discovered his father's passion for hockey.

And Thiel is walking her father through the latter stages of Parkinson's disease.

All continue to teach the West Seneca mental health counselor lessons about health, love and precious moments as she makes her way.

Published Fri, Jun 9, 2017

The Buffalo News

"Grief is evidence of love," says bestselling author coming to WNY

The tears we cry from peeling an onion are different than our tears of joy or sorrow.

​The latter tend to contain hormones to lift our spirits or ease our pain.

​“They’re 50 percent water and 50 percent love,” said David Kessler, a leading grief and healing expert who will lead daylong seminars in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse next week.

​The pain that comes with grief must be experienced to push through the process of healing. How much suffering should go with it? That’s a personal choice, said Kessler, whose first bestselling book, “The Needs of the Dying,” was praised by Mother Teresa, among others.

West Seneca therapist releases sequel to cancer book

The sequel to “Bitter and Sweet: A Family’s Journey with Cancer” has been released.

“Life After Death: On This Side of Heaven,” also written by West Seneca marriage and family counselor Darcy Thiel, can be ordered at or; the cost is $12.95 plus tax. Both books can be purchased for $22 plus tax.

December 18, 2014

West Seneca Bee

Book guides grieving through holidays, life

After losing her husband to cancer in 2010, Darcy Thiel is putting her life back together and has released her second book.


“Life After Death, On This Side of Heaven” is the sequel to “Bitter and Sweet: A Family’s Journey with Cancer,” which detailed the family’s experience, from learning her husband had cancer up until the funeral.

The new book focuses on how she is able to pick up the pieces of her life and go on living, which she said will be especially helpful for those grieving during the holidays.

March 1, 2014


WNY Refresh covered a lot of territory during its first year

And we started our “In the Field” feature last March sharing the story of Darcy Thiel, a mental health counselor from West Seneca who lost her husband, Tim Colvin, to gallbladder cancer in 2010 and wrote a book about her blended family’s journey through the experience. “Bitter and Sweet: A Family’s Journey With Cancer,” is now available as an ebook.


September 5, 2013

East Aurora Bee

'Bitter and Sweet' Author Will Read at Aurora Library

It is the story that no one wants to write. Yet Darcy Thiel’s book chronicling her husband Tim Colvin’s five months battling terminal cancer was more than a cathartic writing experience.


“It’s become my mission and my ministry,” said Thiel. The licensed mental health counselor and new author published “Bitter and Sweet, a Family’s Journey with Cancer” in March.


March 14, 2013

West Seneca Bee

Counselor Hopes Book Helps Other Caretakers

Darcy Thiel’s new book, “Bitter and Sweet: A Family’s Journey with Cancer,” has a message for everyone involved in the caretaking process.


“Who isn’t affected by cancer?” she said.


For the patient, it shows how “inspirational” her husband Tim Colvin was in his battle with gall bladder cancer. He passed away Oct. 14, 2010, five months after being diagnosed with the disease. He continued to work until two weeks before his death.

March 8, 2013


Using life lessons to help others heal

Darcy Thiel has been through personal wars. She got married two weeks after she landed her bachelor’s degree, and was divorced before she got her master’s.


She started school with plans to become a missionary, and ended up becoming a mental health counselor.


She met and married the man of her dreams in 2001, spent years helping to make a blended family work, and watched in despair, desperation and amazement as her husband died from cancer in October 2010. Tim Colvin, an engineer, was 48.


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