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a support group for widows ready to reclaim their lives

this is my story

I became a widow at the age of 53.

We met when I was only 14 and he was a year older.

By 16, he was my one and only. And, at the young age of 21, we were married.

We lived a life many would describe as the American dream. We both worked. Neil was a dentist and joined his dad’s practice. I worked in marketing/public relations and stayed employed full time until our 3rd child was born.

We were a family of 5, living in a beautiful home in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario. Our large, extended families lived close by and we had many friends who completed our life.

Sounds perfect.

On May 20, 2014 my world came crashing down. My 54-year old husband passed suddenly and completely unexpectedly of a heart attack as he was getting ready to go to work.

The years since have been a whirlwind of emotion, learning, growing, planning, silence, loneliness & change.

Is this where I thought my life would be? NO!

But, life happens & I am determined to make the best of it.

Won’t you join me in a positive, enriching & encouraging movement toward life?

forever evolving 


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susan & neil july 3, 1982
jacq (our youngest), jon & shayna
bram, sheera (the middle child) & noa
jason (our firstborn), mariam, nate, ivy & pyper
neil – the way I liked him best. casual & scruffy
susan & neil, may 2014
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jason (our firstborn), mariam, nate, ivy & pyper