George Stanford

July 2, 1924 to March 2, 2018


Passed peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at Health Science Complex on Friday March 2nd, 2018.  Predeceased by his parents, Reuben and Elizabeth Stanford; parents-in-law, William and Dorothy Stuckless; brothers, Stan and Reuben; and sisters, Clara, Edith, Fanny, Elsie and Louise.

George, originally from Grate’s Cove, was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, friend and retired teacher. George leaves with fond and loving memories his wife of 62 years, June (nee Stuckless); children, Linda (Chris) Soper at Port au Port West, Bruce (Bonnie) Stanford at Bridgewater, NS, and Bill Stanford at Halifax, NS; grandchildren, Jason (Emily) Stanford , Ashley (Cara) Stanford, Mark (Kyla) Stanford, Laura (Paul Katusi) Stanford, Mathew Stanford, Lynsey (Katy) Soper-Thistle and Graham Soper (Nikki Sooley); great-grandchilden, Henry, Aven, Hunter, Jaden, Chase, Carter, Clara, Emerich, and Ray; sisters, Gertie Snelgrove  at St John’s and Louise Butt at Victoria; and a large circle of nieces, nephews, and friends. Special thank you to the doctors, nurses, and staff at 4 South B, Health Science Centre.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s on Sunday, March 4th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on  Monday,  March 5th, 2018 at 2 pm with interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.   Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations in George’s memory may be made to the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation.



2-4 p.m. on March 4, 2018

7-9 p.m. on March 4, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Monday March 5th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery


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To the Stanford family, please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. I will always have very fond memories of the times with Mr. Stanford and his jovial spirit. I hope you will find comfort in your family and friends during this difficult time.

I have fond memories of Uncle George from my few trips to Newfoundland and during my childhood, his trips to Toronto. My heartfelt sympathies to Aunt June, Linda, Bruce and Bill and their respective families.

Our condolences to you and your family Linda. Thinking of you at this time. I know you have many happy memories.

To Bruce and his family, we send our sincere condolences. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Sorry for your loss. Mr. Stanford was a great teacher and a friend. My love and prayers this difficult time.

Tony Sheppard and Famliy
I wish you all love and support through this time, with famliy and friends close. What a wonderful Great Uncle and man that I and all that had the honor and pleasure of knowing. I will treasure in my visits and memories of Him.
My thoughts and Prayers are with you
Love Tony

Linda and Family:
So very sorry to hear that your Dad has passed away. I have many fond memories of our times together on Golf Avenue. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

May the thoughts and prayers of those who love you comfort you at this time of sorrow. In Deepest Sympathy Charmaine ,Philip and Olivia Grace

June, and family – sorry to hear of George’s passing. Great family friend. He will surely be missed

He was a very kind person and a great teacher. RIP Mr. Stanford.

I will always remember George riding across the front of the classroom in Grade 8, in Gander, as he recited “The Highwayman”. A great teacher! RIP, George.

I’m sorry to hear of George’s passing. I have many memories of George and June visiting with my parents and playing cards and their happy times together. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your precious memories and the comfort of family and friends help you during this difficult time. God bless!

Sorry to hear of Uncle George’s passing. Deepest condolences to the family.

So very sorry to hear of Uncle George’s passing. Joe and I are thinking of you all. Wish we could attend the service but as you know, we are out of the country. Sending a big hug to Aunt June.

Linda, Chris and family,
My sincere sympathy on your father’s passing. Please know my thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time.
Jane Piercey

Mrs.Stanford, Linda, Bruce, Billy,Mrs. Snelgove and families. I remember him so well both as a neighbor and history teacher at United Jr. High. My condolences to all of you. He was a wonderful man.
Maxine Bradley.

My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dear father….thinking of you at this difficult time and hoping your many memories will help get you through!

Linda, Chris and family, please accept my condolences on Mr. Stanford’s passing. I know Mr. Stanford was a caring father who focused on family to the utmost. Mr. Stanford had an excellent reputation as a career teacher who was well respected by his students and colleagues. Take comfort in knowing the love he had all of you and that his contribution to education was significant.

Mr. Stanford taught me at United Junior High. What a humble and positive individual! Apart from teaching history, he attempted to install in each of his students the importance of obtaining a diploma. I suspect there are many a former student who on their respective commencement day have reflected with fond affection on their beloved teacher. RIP Mr. Stanford – “Life’s Work Well Done”.

To June, Linda, Chris, Graham and family please accept our condolences on Mr. Stanford’s passing. He always seemed like such a kind and gentle person, lm sure you have many fond memories of a life well lived.

My Uncle George was the best–made my visits to the Grates exciting-and teaching me to play Rook. Wished I lived closer so I could visit with Aunt June and Gertie and Louie–Rest in Peace Uncle you sure deserve it. Ralph and Marie

To the Stanford family,,Sorry to about George’s Passing our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

June and family..So sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences to you at this mos difficult time.God Bless

So sorry to hear of Uncle George’s passing. He was such a gentle soul who always had a smile to share.. May all your happy memories get you through this difficult time.. Rest easy Uncle George

Scott, Michelle, Isabella and Sophia

Sorry to hear of George’s passing. He was a wonderful person & the best teacher ever! Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this sad time. God bless.

Bruce, Bonnie & Family so sorry to hear of George’s passing so many fond memories of him our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Sorry to hear of Mr. Standford’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to all the family. He was my teacher at United Junior High many years ago. RIP.

Sorry to hear of George”s passing,he was my teacher in grade 10 and 11 at E.J Pratt high school Brownsdale the best teacher ever,fond memories of him R.I.P.

Linda and family,
Very sorry to hear of Your father’s passing. He was a wonderful man and always had a smile and a warm greeting for those around him. Just over a year ago I saw him and he was almost insulted when asked if he remembered me both as a student and friend of Sandra’s. We have many wonderful and happy memories from our years in junior high and in the Snelgrove/Stanford households. May your memories be a comfort to you in the days ahead. RIP Mr. Stanford

Mr. Stanford was my History teacher at United Junior High and my favorite teacher of all time. The passion for history he instilled in me followed me throughout my life. He was truly a remarkable man. Please know that I am thinking of you during this difficult time.

So sorry to hear of George’s passing he was a very lovely person knew him and June when they were going back and forth to Grates cove.thoughts and prayers to June and family


Sorry to hear of Georges passing. lost of memories of him in Grates cove. rip

June, Linda, Bruce, Bill and families:

My deepest condolences in the passing of your loved one. I remember George from my childhood growing up in Grate’s Cove. Such a respectable, kind-hearted, and gentle man. One of my memories of him is back in the mid 80’s that I cared for him in hospital as a young student nurse. When he realized who I was, he would ask every morning where the young Brewer student nurse was today. He was so thankful for the care he received. He instilled in me a lifelong desire to care for the sick. It was just the way he spoke to me and I never forgot him as I escorted him to the door for home after his recovery. May your memories of him stay within your heart.

To June and all of George’s family. Please accept our sympathy in your sorrow. We know you have many memories of this kind and gentle man. Max taught with him and I remember when he taught school in Old Perlican and came to our house. He loved a game of checkers. sincerely Max and Phyllis (Goobie) Beckett

To my ol school friend Billy,

Please accept my deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers for you and your family.
Know that I am there with you with in spirit.

Very best regards,
Paul Thornhill
(Bishops College)
Royal Tunbridge Wells,
Kent, United Kingdom

Bruce, Bonnie and family, Sorry to hear of George’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to you and all the family.

Sorry to hear of George’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to all the family. He was my teacher many years ago.

Linda and family, my deepest sympathy on you dad’s passing.

My deepest sympathy to the family. He was a kind man and a very good teacher.

Linda,Chris and family. Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

My deepest sympathy to all the family on George’s passing. Sorry we unable to be there for the service as we are out of the province.


Our Deepest Sympathy to all the family.He was a very gentle kind man.Take care everyone…

My deepest sympathies to you Aunt June and family. Uncle George was a wonderful man.
Love DeeDee & Evan

Linda, Chris,
Lynsey, Graham and Mrs Stanford , and families! Hugs to you all as you share this difficult time . May your memories of George give you strength to say goodbye to your loved one. Your dad was a real gentleman, I enjoyed meeting him on many occasions.💖 Sending hugs to you all across the miles. Cynthia and Arch Locke