This weekend is our 5th year anniversary!!

The very first Widowed Friends event was held in downtown Oakville at Corks restaurant on a Sunday afternoon on this weekend five years ago!  With about 20 people coming to the first meeting, we had no idea that the group would grow so quickly to our current level of almost 200 members and still be growing.

We were planning a big celebration this weekend to mark the anniversary, but Covid cancelled the party!! No matter – we still have our pictures from the past 5 years to remind us of what has been and what will be again in the future.

First though, we want to thank all our members over the years.  Many of our original members are still members today and they’ve been joined  by a great and diverse group of newer members making our community rich in experience, knowledge and kindness.  We often say that the one distinguishing characteristic about our group is kindness – Widowed Friends is made up of people who have been through devastating life events and have come through those experiences to a greater understanding of others and of what is of real value and importance in life.

We’ve met so many wonderful, inspiring people over the past five years who despite personal tragedy have managed to persevere and join with us on our continuing journeys. Thank you to all our members current and past, our wonderful community partners that we support and our partner sponsors who have supported us over the years.  Here are the pics – click on any picture to open the slide show.

Happy Anniversary all!!