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 Louie. 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 2pm with interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations in George’s memory may be made to the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation. To send a message of condolences, or to sign the memorial guestbook, please visit www.carnells.com.