IN MEMORIUM - BRENDA STANFORD (Nee Woodward)  (1943-2021)



It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brenda Joy Stanford (1943-2021), another former resident of Summerhill Road, Tottenham.

Brenda Joy Woodward was born in Tottenham in April 1943 and moved with her parents to 52 Summerhill Road at a very young age.   Brenda was an only child and the daughter of Doris and Harry Woodward. Harry Woodward had served with the RAF in Ceylon during the war and, following his discharge, he joined an engineering company in Tottenham where we worked in their Tool Room.

Brenda attended both Downhills infants and junior schools and then Belmont Secondary Modern school. On leaving school, Brenda became a hairdresser and we understand she was later to operate her own mobile hairdressing business which was considered quite a unique business service back then.

Brenda married her husband, Brian Stanford, in 1963. Brian had worked at the Royal Mail sorting office at Mount Pleasant for a while but later moved to work at the same engineering company as his Father-in-Law. Brenda and Brian lived for a short while in Avenue Road and later Blackboy Lane, Tottenham.

They were later to move to Jaywick, near Clacton-on-Sea in Essex, when Brian had been offered a new job in nearby Colchester. They had remained living in Jaywick to the present time. 

Brenda and Brian were to have four children (all boys), Gary, Mark, Glenn and Craig. They are now blessed with a large family of Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

We understand that at the funeral service a number of people had been invited to release a flock of white doves in her memory. In addition, all the mourners were asked to write their own messages of condolence, each of which was attached to a balloon before being released to rise slowly upwards towards the skies.

Brenda will be fondly remembered by everyone who knew her and may she rest in eternal peace







Article prepared by Alan Swain - September 2021