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 Albany W.A.
9 Cockburn Rd,
9:30am to 3:30pm
9841 3090
0428 665 123 (24HRS)
9 Cockburn Rd, Albany W.A.
OFFICE HOURS: 9841 3090
24 HOURS: 0428 665 123
Office Hours
Mon - Fri 9:30am to 3:30pm

Elspeth Mary Pyper


  • Patricia Marks May 17, 2020 8:30 am

    A great teacher and supporter of Scottish Country dancing in Melbourne for many years. Her dedication and skills will long be remembered by the St John’s and the wider dancing community.

    • Julie Archer May 19, 2020 6:34 am

      Elspeth Pyper was an institution at Malvern Memorial Kindergarten in Armadale, Victoria.
      She was appointed Directress in 1953 and held this position for 40 years, retiring in 1993.
      She was a truly dedicated teacher who was loved by our children and families. Our current families often share memories of their days at kindergarten with Miss Pyper. She will be sadly missed.

      • Lesley May 20, 2020 1:38 am

        It was a pleasure to have met you Elspeth when you attended Young Hearts at the Mt Barker resource centre.
        You made me smile when playing some of the games and what a good sport you were .
        Deepest sympathy to Elspeth’s family

        • Rebekah Stone May 20, 2020 3:33 pm

          It has been an absolute pleasure to get to know Elspeth over the last few years in Mt Barker as she attended exercise programs at the Mt Barker Hospital. Always a very pleasant client with lots of wisdom to share. We’ll miss you Elspeth – Deepest sympathy to your lovely family

          • Rev Esther and Toby Leach May 20, 2020 6:18 pm

            We got to know Elspeth over the past 2 years. We appreciated a woman of great dignity, good humour and a life brimming with fascinating stories. Her strong faith is missed by us and her faith community of the Anglican Parish of Southern Ranges. Love, prayers and sympathy to Alison, Tony and family at this time.

            • Myles Huthwaite May 21, 2020 2:11 am

              Dear Cousin Elspeth. Always keen to explore. Always keen to learn. I treasure my memories of trips together both here in the UK and in Australia

              • susan wilson May 21, 2020 9:56 am

                A lovely lady at rest. Elspeth will be missed by many people.

                • Wendy Pyprr May 21, 2020 10:18 am

                  Dear Aunt Elspeth. Thank you for your interest and support in my life and career, from my early childhood to today. Thank you for the adventurous and curious spirit you brought to your visits to our home, for helping me learn the piano, and for teaching me the value of good grammar and saving chocolate wrappers! You have touched my life, and so many others, in such a positive way. Vale Aunt Elspeth.

                  • Margaret Johnstone May 21, 2020 10:56 am

                    Elspeth was a lovely lady, great Teacher and a very much respected by the Melbourne & District Branch. She was someone that you could look up to and will be sadly missed.

                    • Sandra McKeon May 21, 2020 10:59 am

                      Elspeth was my first teacher in 1990 and I enjoyed her classes until she retired. I always still do my best to dance the way she taught us then and I feel privileged to have known her.

                      • Jill and Len May 21, 2020 11:00 am

                        Congratulations on a life well lived. May your next journey be as fulfilling.
                        Vale Elspeth. Condolences to the family.

                        • Hilary Ferguson May 21, 2020 11:03 am

                          Elspeth has left a heritage of Scottish Country Dancers in Melbourne. So many learned to love dancing through her meticulous teaching, and some have gone on to teach also. She was always so kind and gentle. What a legacy to leave. It was a privilege to call her a friend. Sympathy to all her family. Hilary.

                          • David Philp May 21, 2020 11:12 am

                            A wonderful teacher of Scottish Country Dancing, my first teacher in Melbourne. A gracious lady,sadly missed.

                            • Rita Shallies May 21, 2020 11:48 am

                              Elspeth was a lovely lady and an inspiration. She did a wonderful job in promoting Scottish Country Dancing. She will be sadly missed.

                              • Debra Moore May 21, 2020 1:50 pm

                                Elspeth was a lovely person who taught Sunday school at St John’s Toorak for many years. I had the pleasure of working along side of her in this role. Thank you Elspeth for being that wonderful teacher of God to all those young students. I was very lucky to have known you.

                                • Barbara Hall May 21, 2020 2:13 pm

                                  Elspeth was a particular friend with some rather particular traits: many come to mind.
                                  I started classes with Elspeth at St John’s in 1982 and was still with her in 2013. She had
                                  remarkable staying power and the Scottish genes came to the fore. Age Quod Agis

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