Born Doris Cook on 2nd February 1933 Dot was the middle of 3 girls, Marie being the oldest and Ann the youngest. Dot married Roy Tuffrey on Oct 27th 1951 and was living in Neasden London when Roy got a job with ‘Access Equipment’ and a move to a new town called Hemel Hempstead followed. They were to stay in Hemel till 1987 when they moved to Nottingham for a few short years before returning to Hemel. In Hemel Dot worked as a telephonist at the Exchange for many years before going to Kodak where she was to eventually become an instructor. Children and Grandchildren: After sadly losing twin girls her and Roy decided to adopt, firstly Kevin in 1967 followed by Robert in 1970. Both sons have fond memories of their Mum’s home cooking and baking, family holidays and many many parties. When Holly and Nicholas were born to Robert and Ruth, Dot, then in her mid 70’s, would travel to Nottingham to help them with their new family whilst Robert worked away from home, nothing was too much trouble for her children and grandchildren With 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren Dot has been described as the best Grand Mother one could ask for. As Ross and Danny were growing up Roy would collect them from school every Wednesday and bring them home for dinner, when they were welcomed with hugs and kisses by Dot. They would sit drinking honeyed tea and chat as dinner was made, sometimes teased they were having ‘Bread and Pullit’ (where all you get to eat is a slice of bread, which you were to bite and pull) then after dinner they would enjoy card and board games before Nan helped them with their homework. They have described Dot as loving, generous and kind, a true friend who will always be with them in the memories they have of her, though the world will be much less bright without her. They will love her always. Friends: Dot had many friends over the years, the oldest of these being Eileen and Alan who are God Parents to both Dot and Roy’s sons as Dot and Roy were God Parents to their two girls, Debbie and Karen. Parties with family and friends allowed Dot to enjoy her two loves of dancing and music, from Motown to Pop, it was not unknown to find her and Roy dancing together in their sitting room. Dot enjoyed crafts and would make 3d pictures and cards for her loved ones on special occasions, while she and Roy also loved cruise holidays, particularly around Scandinavia and the Fjords. I'd like to apologise to anyone who knew our mum who has not been advised of her passing by us. Mum and dad had some distant family and so many friends and we do not have their address book, I'm very sorry. Rob Tuffrey and family.