Elsie Norton

Obituary of Elsie Martha Norton

Family and friends are honouring the life of Elsie (Loxton) Norton, who passed away on her 95th birthday at Hospice House, Fredericton. Born March 10, 1926 in Modderfontein, South Africa, Elsie was the only child of the late Charles and Elspeth (Benzie) Loxton.

Known for her kindness, generosity and positive spirit, Elsie’s greatest vocation was building and serving her family. She was devoted to her late husband, Stuart, for over 67 years of marriage, and deeply loved their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Norton family emigrated from Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia to New Brunswick, Canada, and initially lived in Belledune. Years later, with their children grown and creating their own families, Stuart and Elsie settled in North Tetagouche. They were members of St. George’s Anglican Church and its choir in Bathurst, NB. They belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star and the Scottish Cultural Society, treasured their friends and neighbours, and enjoyed visits from young trick-or-treaters on Stuart’s Hallowe’en birthday. Elsie had a beautiful, welcoming smile and frequently filled a space with joyful, contagious laughter. She savoured all time spent with family, and particularly enjoyed celebrating holidays and special occasions together. Her handiwork was featured in various cherished gifts, from christening gowns to wedding dresses, and the sound of her playing the piano is a treasured memory.

In addition to her husband, Elsie was predeceased by daughters Cheryl Norton (in early childhood), and Judy Wood (2005). She is survived and lovingly remembered by her daughter Merrill Susak (Nick) and son Dr. Stuart Norton, Jr. (Ruth); son-in-law Mike Wood (Mary); grandchildren Chris Wood (Kailee), Leigh Wood Landry (Ken), JD LeJeune (Andrea), William Beatty (Jessica), Jill Norton Wallace (Joe), Graham Norton (Marie); and great-grandchildren, Henry LeJeune, Zoey and Eloise Norton, and Leah Wallace.

Visitation will take place at York Funeral Home, 302 Brookside Drive on Saturday, March 13th from 2-3 p.m. There will be no funeral service. Interment will take place in the spring.

Elsie’s family is grateful for the compassionate and responsive care provided at the end of her journey. For those who wish, donations to Hospice House (Palliative Care Resource Network Inc.)  in Fredericton would be welcomed.

Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com





2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, March 13, 2021
York Funeral Home
302 Brookside Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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