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Widowed Friends is a community exclusively for single widows and widowers. It provides a safe, social atmosphere for people who have lost a spouse or partner and have decided to move forward and reconnect with others who have had the same experience.


While Widowed Friends physical events are currently cancelled, members still connect through our weekly newsletter, telephone support tree and virtual Zoom get togethers.

As COVID-19 restrictions ease up, we will re-evaluate when we will be able to resume meetings and update members as we move forwards.  

  Our goal is to provide members with multiple options to meet new people through dinners, events and even some travel!

  We are the next step on the journey from loss to new life and experiences. 

 You can find out more about our community by reviewing this site and checking out our blogs.

For information about how to join our organization, please review Joining our Community here. 

Our History

In a very short time Widowed Friends grew from an idea to a reality.

Our Story

One of our founders, a recent widow, found herself at loose ends on weekends: a particularly difficult time for people who have lost their spouse.

Our Vision

Widowed Friends helps support positive changes to the well being of widow and widowers in our communities through inclusion and friendship. 

Our Core Values

Provide a sense of belonging and connection to all our members.

Why Join Widowed Friends?
Who is this community for?

Widowed Friends is a social group for people who share a common experience in the loss of a spouse. It is not a grief support group, but provides opportunities to reconnect socially with people in the widowed/widower community following spousal loss.


Benefits of enrollment include:

Alleviating depression associated with grief.

The pain of loss can feel overwhelming, but there are healthy ways to cope with your grief and learn to heal. 

Opportunities to attend a wide variety of activities.

Attend dinners and social events in a comfortable, supportive group setting. (Currently on hold due to COVID)

Support from group members who share a common experience.

Meet new people and start new friendships with group members that have experienced the loss of a spouse.

Multiple optional weekly events to choose from.

We host weekly events for people in the widowed/widower community to reconnect socially. (Currently on hold due to COVID).

Access to a private Facebook group.

Connect with us online! As a member of Widowed Friends, you’ll be given access to a private Facebook group.


“I think it’s fair to say that Widowed Friends saved my life.  My husband died of a particularly aggressive cancer last winter.  The shock and tragedy of it shook all the joy out of me.  I was so very lonely… Widowed Friends threw me a lifeline when I was drowning.” – Melodie S.

“Since joining Widowed Friends of Halton, my loneliness and sadness, as a result of my wife’s death, have decreased. This personal change, is due to the warm interactions, offered to me, from the many widows and widowers I meet, at the socials. Thanks to everyone for your sincere caring.” – Don D.

“Being widowed, lonely, then moving to Oakville and only knowing my son and his family, Widowed Friends of Halton has been a godsend to me.
With this group I met lovely new friends and this group opened up for me a wonderful new life with lots of social activities.” – Margaret B.

Learn More About Widowed Friends Today .