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We regret to inform you of the death on Sunday 15th May of Stassy Hale.
Stassy was Norman Hale’s wife and for many years ran the school alongside him, fulfilling an astonishing number of roles, among them bursar, answerer of the telephone, organiser of transport, pourer of match tea, first port of call for the injured or unwell, co-ordinator of all school events and writer (so he claimed) of Norman’s memorable speeches. Involved in the school until only very recently, she will be remembered as a caring, astute and generous employer, and she will be very much missed.
An Old Milbournian contacted us with the following recollections of Mrs Hale:
"I was sorry to hear about Mrs Hale. She was always known as Sheila during my day. She was incredibly involved and always had a wonderful sense of humour. She gave the girls cookery lessons - I remember making something with dessicated coconut and being sent to Mr Hale without knowing why so I was rather concerned - she wanted me to tell him about the desecrated coconut - as I kept unwittingly calling it. He laughed uproariously - I was still bemused yet relieved so smiled and fled. Her cure for hiccups - drinking from the wrong side of the glass - has always stayed with me, as well as images of various boys with bloody noses being told to pinch it and lean forward...She was rather wonderful all round."
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