Dorothy Jane Goforth

Passed away peacefully in Buffalo, New York, surrounded by loved ones, on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at the age of 82. She loved being a mother to Jeffrey Britain (Illinois), Richard Phillip (Florida), Marc Edward (Ontario), Candace Megan Jayne (New York) and Roman Mitchell Matthew (Ontario), grandmother to Misha Danielle Cheri (Ontario), Kestin Shaw (Ontario), Jordan Dae (Arkansas), Wren Mattie Jayne (New York), Jaimie Alysse (Texas), and great-grandmother to Alex, Bentley and Aria (Texas). She will be lovingly remembered by her sister Joyce Ann (Arkansas), many nieces and nephews, and her daughter-in-law Jennifer Madeleine. She was preceded in death by her husband William (Bill) Edward, her brother Steve Baron, her sister Lavada Louise, her mother Mattie Arvala, and her father James Hubert. Dorothy was born in Arkansas and lived in many U.S. states before emigrating to Canada in 1972 where she lived with her family in several Canadian provinces. Wherever they were, she immersed herself into the community through her volunteering to include being a Girl Guide leader and a member of the Lions Club. She was an artist in all senses and established herself an entrepreneur owning several businesses to include catering companies and art galleries. She was also a true student of the world ensuring her loved ones travelled and learned as much as possible about all people and places. She made several trips with family to Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  She has left us all better people for knowing her.