Jayne’s Funeral Home

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Elsie Louise Stockdale

April 11, 1927May 18, 2020

Elsie Louise Stockdale of Weaver Settlement, died on May 18, 2020 in Digby General Hospital. She was born on April 11, 1927 in London, England and studied Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham. She married Laurie Stockdale in 1950, and seven years later, with their three children, they embraced a new life as teachers in Weymouth, Nova Scotia. She is remembered and respected as an exceptional teacher whose belief in the value of each student helped many to succeed. Her passion for music led to many trips to Europe for concerts. Her love of language was reflected in a life of reading and learning. Her determination and strength served her well in all aspects of her life. She was intelligent, caring, witty and fair. Predeceased by her husband, Laurie, and brother, Arthur, she is survived by her children and their partners: Judith and Kim, Mike and Debbie, Anne and Dan. Her grandchildren, Lindsay, Hilary and James were very special to her, and for her great-grandsons, Caleb and Téo, her wish was for a better world. Her beloved cats, Sandy and Sam, brought much joy. Donations to a cause dear to our mother’s heart such as animal welfare, education or the environment would be appreciated. There shall be neither visitation nor service. Cremation has taken place under the care of Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby. Please share a memory or leave a condolence at jaynesfuneralhome.com


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Judith Lockett

May 24, 2020

Dear Judith, Michael and Anne,

Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. By any measure, she was an amazing woman and an outstanding teacher. We still remember her formidable yet kind presence in the classrooms at Weymouth Consolidated. Her commitment to being an educator was unparalleled.

The Macneills - David, Judy (Lockett), Dan, and Janet (Vosman)

Judy, Once your heart has had time to mend a little, I would love to get in touch. Your friend, Judy

Tina Melanson

May 23, 2020

I only had the pleasure of meeting Elsie very recently. She shares her name with my grandmother and I instantly felt a connection with her as being a teacher as well. I will miss her. My condolences go out to her family.

Karen Cleveland

May 22, 2020

My deepest sympathies to all of Elsie’s family — I did not know her for long but I certainly enjoyed talking to both she and her husband. They were a loving , sweet couple and seeing them come into our workplace always brightened up our day. May the memories you share keep your mum’s spirit and beautiful smile close in your hearts.

Ivan Norton

May 22, 2020

The Stockdales,
Please know that I was saddened to read Mrs. Stockdale's obituary. She did have a wonderful long life. I can remember calling her several years ago, having talked about her with folks that I met at a funeral in Bridgewater.
She was a wonderful teacher and I've always considered myself fortunate to have been her student. Canning was fortunate to have your folks on the school staff.
Judy and I are semi retired from church work. We look after the small congregation at Kingsport. This takes us through Canning. I always take note of the Stockdale house.
I am thinking of you at this most difficult time and hope that you will be able to get together as a family soon.
Ivan Norton

Valerie Pike

May 22, 2020

Mrs. Stockdale was an excellent and caring teacher. I remember when she arrived at Cornwallis and set about introducing innovative classroom arrangements and cooperative learning opportunities, She taught us how to make a film from our own short stories, to write magazine articles, to enjoy Shakespeare and to always question and ponder. She challenged us and prepared us for the next steps of our learning journeys. Anyone who was taught by Mrs. Stockdale could analyse a poem. She was always patient and had a quick wit. During the 1960's, we were blessed with many fine teachers at Cornwallis and Mrs. Stockdale was one of the best. Michael, I was fortunate to have been taught by both of your parents. Thinking of you and all of your family.

Janet Vosman (Macneill)

May 21, 2020

Anne and Family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My thoughts are with you all.

Marlene MacPhail

May 21, 2020

I only spent one year in Weymouth...grade 11 in 1976-77. I remember Mrs. Stockdale so well and so fondly.....she was my favourite teacher that year. I remember her sense of humour and the way she could make you feel you were the most important student in her life. Blessings , Mrs. Stockdale...and thank you so very much from this long-ago student. Marlene MacPhail

Betty (Veinot) Lyon

May 21, 2020

It is with great pleasure that I can say Mrs Stockdale, was indeed a wonderful, caring teacher. Both Mr. & Mrs. Stockdale were teachers at Cornwallis District High School in the late 60s and son Michael was in our class..now celebrating 50 years since graduation....sending my condolences to all the family and may all your cherished memories help you during this difficult time.

Judge John Comeau

May 21, 2020

Rest in peace Mrs Stocdale and my condolences to the family.
In the course of my career I have had to write many decisions and Mrs Stocdale has always been there in my thoughts as to the
planning , framing and the wording.
She was a great teacher and cared for her students.

Veronica Buck aka Amero

May 21, 2020

To family and friends sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers and thoughts for everyone!


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