“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal;

Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

With the heaviest of hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Elizabeth May Ward (Stafford), in her 89th year, on May 2, 2023. Loving mother of Suzanne Weatherdon (Lindsay) and Nancy Gordon (Glen). Devoted Grandmother of Grange, Matthew, Julia and Gillian. Beloved sister to Michael Stafford (Huguette) and Cheryl Hanrahan. Predeceased by her brother Richard Stafford and sister-in-law Dene and brother-in-law Jim Blinkhorn.

Born on June 29, 1934 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Betty moved with her family to Dundas. She finished high school while scooping ice cream at the family store, Stafford’s Variety. After high school Betty attended Park Business College and was an active member in the Theta Kappa Sigma sorority.

Married life saw Betty active in the Junior League of Hamilton but her priority was always her daughters. Wherever we moved she always ensured we were settled and happy.

Betty kept connected to Dundas, organizing family trips so we could remain close to our cousins and she could visit with her best friend Pat.

Betty was an avid reader and a talented knitter, knitting over a thousand hats for the charity “The Little Hat that Grew.”

After retiring from a fulfilling career at the VON, she divided her time between BC and Ontario so she could be involved with her grandchildren.

We are ever grateful for the exceptional care she received at Carrington Place Retirement home in Ancaster and to her caring physician Dr. Shane Guckian.

Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family on Saturday May 13th between 1-3pm at Turner Family Funeral home, 53 Main Street, Dundas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VON or the charity of your choice