Mike Stafford Obituary
In Loving Memory of

Jody Micheal Kenneth Stafford

1972 ~ 2023

Obituary of Jody Micheal Kenneth Stafford

With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Jody "Mike" Stafford on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. He leaves behind his beloved high school sweetheart and wife of 23 years, Stephanie Stafford (nee Stevens), his adored daughter Jordan Stafford, mother Roxanne Stafford, brother Jason Stafford (Jody Ruddy), mother-in-law Geraldine La Forme, Father Rick Brabant, brother-in-law John Stevens Jr, cherished uncle and stepbrothers, close friend Clayton Nisbet and all of "The Cottage Crew"

Micheal was always there to help those who needed him, deeply loved his family, cherished his friends, and had a true spark for life. As well a hard worker, a true Canadian, a loyal Volkswagen fan and honored service advisor, an entrepreneur, an artist, a skateboarder, an outdoorsman, and many more wonderful things. He will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

In keeping with his wishes, a time to comfort one another and share memories will be set aside on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Essentials Cremation and Burial Services 4300 Drummond Road Niagara Falls. Burial will take place Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at Victoria Lawn Cemetery 431 Queenston St, St. Catharines at 2:00 p.m.

To honor Mike's memory, consider making a donation to Canadian Mental Health Association or to the Hotel Dieu Shaver.

Service Information


Date: February 7, 2023
Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: Essentials Cremation and Burial
102A-4300 Drummond Road
Niagara Falls, ON
L2E 6C3

Memorial Service

Date: February 7, 2023
Start Time: 7:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Essentials Cremation and Burial
102A-4300 Drummond Road
Niagara Falls, ON
L2E 6C3


Date: February 8, 2023
Start Time: 2:00 pm
End Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: Victoria Lawn Cemetery
431 Queenston Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2P 2Y3

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10 months ago

My condolences to the family of Mike. He will be greatly missed.
I got to know Mike thru a Volkswagen group, as he was very passionate about them and very knowledgeable as well, we’d meet up in Georgetown with a group of aging B3 passats, Mike would show up with his red Passat and we’d all go for a drive down the country roads. Or meet at VW event, June jitterbug, Berlin Klassic etc…
Mike would sell parts to help out the VW community. We’d chat a few times a year outside the meets to stay in touch. Whether it was politics, cars, home maintenance, Mike was knowledgeable..
Just want to say Mike, gonna miss you buddy!

B Edwards
1 year ago

I am So very sorry at the loss of my cousin Mike ..
I’m out of country at this time and just heard the terrible news.
Mike and I shared greetings on messenger about my cousin ( his mother Roxanne )
Please send my Love to his wife , daughter and brother Jason
And to his mother Roxanne
I have you all in my heart ❤️

Richard Brabant (father)
1 year ago

It came as a great shock of the passing of Mike, I will keep his memory forever & wish for God above to bless & keep him.

Paula Kozachenko
1 year ago

Dear Stephanie, Jordan and family, my heart truly breaks for all of you. I didn’t know Mike well but I do know that he was a very nice man who truly loved his family. There was so much more to Mike then met the eye. May he rest in peace. Our deepestes sympathies on behave of my daughters Alex, Valerie and myself.


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