It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Dorothy Stanfield passed away on July 18 at Vancouver General Hospital. Dorothy left us peacefully with family and close friends by her side. She was a vibrant and large presence in many lives and will be sorely missed by the many friends and family members who love her dearly.
Dorothy was not a physically large person but was very strong, overcoming major health challenges and defying the prognoses of many medical experts. Her unflagging perserverance and strength produced the miracle of an additional 25 years of great friendship, making the world a better place for us all.
Dorothy enjoyed life and took nothing for granted. She was curious and would find joy in the smallest pleasures. She loved being out on the water and enjoyed sailing trips with friends. Dorothy loved to travel, visiting many places throughout North America, the Pacific Islands and other international destinations. The favorite was her annual visit to Yellowpoint Lodge on Vancouver Island, where she would spend time in the summers relaxing with her mom.
She led a full life and had a rewarding career with UBC Dentistry, where she developed long term friendships with many of her colleagues.
Dorothy loved arts and culture, holding season tickets to the Arts Club, and regularly attending concerts and other events that passed through Vancouver. She was a “pescatarian” who loved to dine out with friends and family and was a fan of many different ethnic cuisines. She was also a great cook who would produce delicious meals for friends and family. Her family always looked forward to her gourmet breakfasts and incredible holiday dinners.
Dorothy was a caring & loving person, putting the needs of others before her own, donating to local charities and volunteering her time when she could.
Dorothy is survived by her Brother Darren and many friends and family.
A Celebration of Life will be held September 16, 2017 at 4:30pm at her friend’s home at 2171 Waterloo Street, Vancouver. Please RSVP through this website by replying in the “Condolence” message box.