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Lorena Smalley

Are You a Widow, or Do You Have a Friend Who Recently became a Widow?

The loneliness and vulnerability experienced by women who lose their husbands to death is enormous. Widows often believe they are the only one experiencing this loss.

A local group, Widow to Widow, exists to create community, connection and companionship for widows. Our groups bring these widows together, to share life, to make friends and to move forward together.


Who We Are…

Our organization began in 2010 in Sherwood Park and now our eight communities bring over 200 widows together each month. Four of these groups meet in Edmonton – in the west end, central Edmonton and Ellerslie Road. Some groups meet in the evening; others meet at daytime and weekend times.

While Widow to Widow (W2W) is a Christian organization, Widow to Widow is a ministry of Connecting Streams, our communities offer support for widows of all ages, cultures, faiths and backgrounds. The five foundational pillars which guide our groups are that we create spaces which are safe, social, supportive, spiritual and places of service.

Monthly meetings…

The monthly W2W gatherings provide some light-hearted fun, some food, and some learning as each of us looks to move forward and create a new life without our husband. Women can also complete a Grief Support program through W2W.

Are you a widow? Do you know a widow? We invite all widows to drop in to one of our gatherings and check us out.


 Widow to Widow meetings in July and August, and we will resume with our meeting on September 21

  • 2 pm until 4 pm 
  • Saints Church, 6315 – 199 Street. 
  • Contact Elaine at email alton034@telus.net, or by phone at 780 487 9034

Welcome representatives from the Edmonton Police Service who will give us information about the services that are available to victims of crime.

Widow to Widow – West End group

This W2W group meets the third Thursday of each month
From 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
at Saints Church
6315 199 St NW
Edmonton Alberta T5T 6N2

For more information please contact Sandy B
Please click here to visit the website.
Telephone: 780-486-7557
Email: w2wwested@gmail.com



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