Benefits of Membership

Widowed Friends is a welcoming place to meet new friends who have also experienced loss and understand the feelings and thoughts you have. Together we are stronger.

Why Become a Member?

After experiencing the loss of a spouse or partner, many of us have the same questions as we consider the future;

  • How am I going to move forward alone?
  • How will I manage everything by myself?
  • Will I feel happy again?

Widowed Friends understands the challenges the widowed community faces and recognizes the importance of reconnecting with others who share and understand the experience of loss.

Our community provides members with friendship, understanding and opportunities for expanding their social circle.  We offer a range of experiences to support members in finding new purpose and meaning in their lives. 

We support our members as they work through their losses through focused group meetings, partnerships with grief counselors and exclusive access to a wide range of resources. 

Member Benefits

At Widowed Friends you’ll find an understanding and compassionate atmosphere, resources for navigating the grief process, and help regaining your confidence after loss.  We believe that by interacting with others and participating in a variety of different events and community activities we gain strength to move forwards on a new life path.

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    What Our Members Say…

    • "Joining Widowed Friends Zoom meetings is like walking into your living room and finding all your friends there!  It's been wonderful to have so many Zoom meetings each week to connect with others and feel a part of a larger community. "
    • Margaret H.
      I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that works so hard in the group for providing this network for people like myself and others.
      Margaret H.
    • Jill B
      I have never joined a group like this and was hesitant at first. I was welcomed and felt a sense of belonging and a real connection.
      Jill B
    • Alex S
      I felt alone and isolated due to Covid until I joined Widowed Friends. I quickly made friends and found others with something in common. They get it. I value the time, effort and support from the group. It’s a life saver.
      Alex S
    • Barb L
      Widowed Friends has helped ease my new journey into widowed life since we are all of like minds. It has helped make my life more meaningful.
      Barb L
    • Mark A.
      I can’t come close to expressing my gratitude and love for our Widowed Friends group.
      Mark A.
    • Margaret B.
      Being widowed, lonely, then moving to Oakville and only knowing my son and his family, Widowed Friends 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.
    • Don D.
      Since joining Widowed Friends, 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.
    • Melodie S.
      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.
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