With great sadness, we the family, announce the passing of Elsie Ruth Troke on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family.
Born on December 14, 1953 in Louisbourg, Elsie was the daughter of the late Lewis and Martha (Mayo) Riggs.
Elsie is survived by her sons, Joe(Giselle) and Stanley (Tish); grandsons, William (Megan) and James (Sarahlyn); siblings, Susan (Brian) Kennedy, Junior (Frances) Riggs, Caroline (Tommy) Martell, Margaret Anthony and in-laws, Tony (Treena) Troke, Roy (Marilyn) Troke, Sharon (John) Zablaska, Gordon Troke, Ellen (Milton) Cross and Tracy (Gaye) Troke.
Besides her parents, Elsie was predeceased by her husband, Stanley.
Elsie grew up and lived in Louisbourg all her life. She married the love of her life, Stanley Troke and spent many years raising a family together. She worked numerous years at National Sea Products and when they closed, she returned to university with her son, Joe. She studied accounting and worked as a bookkeeper until she retired.
Elsie enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends as well as going on many vacations and having a lot of adventures. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, who were the light of her life.
Elsie was an excellent baker and was famous for her homemade buns. At Christmas everyone would look forward to her cinnamon rolls and macaroons. Many nights were spent playing cards and having lots of laughs. Elsie’s only regret was not being around to welcome her great-grandson being born into her family.
Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Elsie Troke will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier on Saturday, September 7, 2019. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. with the memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the funeral home reception area following the service. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Elsie can be made to the VON Canada.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Prayers for you all . Heaven needed another Angel and Elsie was so PERFECT XOXO
Thoughts and Prayers to you all. Sorry for your loss.
Noella & Joe
I’m so sorry for you loss! All my love and prayers to you all!
Elsie was well liked by everyone .Now she can be with her husband. R I P
We are so sorry to hear of Elsie’s passing. We spent many years and had many laughs at Nat. Sea. Our prayers are with her family.
Joey, Giselle and family
So very sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
Elsie and I worked closely together when she helped with the bookkeeping in the formative stages of my business. She held us together when things were fledgling and always appreciated her diligence and sense of humor.
My condolences to Elsie’s family.
Our deepest sympathies to the family.
Kathy Mitchell, Winnipeg Manitoba
My deepest sympathies to the family on your loss of Elsie. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
My deepest condolences to Elsie’s family. May she R.I.P….
Elsie was my best friend growing up in Louisbourg. I remember the fun we had sliding down her stairs on a bed mattress! Also childhood memories of swimming in Louisbourg Harbour; building fires on the beach; going to for Sunday drives with her family; and annual discussions with our friends about “Santa Claus!” My how time flies!So sorry to hear of her passing. Our deepest condolences! Til we meet again. My prayers to family and friends.