STAFFORD, Doris Joan (née Vondette) Stafford - Of Alliston, Ontario passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on Tuesday, September 22, 2021 at Matthews House Hospice.
Doris and her loving husband Ross, who passed away in March, were married in 1964 and lived in New Tecumseth for fifty years.
She will be dearly missed by her children Arthur and Nancy, daughter-in-law Robina, grandchildren Rayne, Savion, Jurnee and Willow, siblings Jeanette, Judy and Arthur (Margaret), and many other cherished family and friends.
Born in Espanola to Emile and Angele Vondette in 1932, Doris was the 14th of 17 children.
She worked for the Toronto Building Trades as an Office Manager for 25 years.
A proud member of the St. James and St. Paul's Catholic Women's League for 20 years, Doris led the Lazarus Committee at St. James for much of that time, coordinating the lunches prepared by volunteers for funerals.
She participated in organizing two family reunions for over 200 of her parents' descendants, those weekend shenanigans are still talked about!
We want to offer a special thank you to Matthews House Hospice for their caring support of Doris and family in her final days.
A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Alliston, on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 with cremation to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Southlake Cancer Centre, Newmarket or Matthews House Hospice, Alliston, would be appreciated by the family.