Alexandre 'Alexis' Pitre

1869 L'Ardoise, Nova Scotia – 1943 L'Ardoise, NS



Continuation of tree (5th child of Samuel Pitre/Adelaide Biret); all known surname descendants:

               8       Alexandre 'Alexis' Pitre  b: 4 May 1869  Holy Guardian Angels, L'Ardoise, Richmond, NS; d: 10 July 1943  Holy Guardian Angels, L'Ardoise, Richmond, NS

                                +Annie Martel  b: 25 November 1879  Holy Guardian Angels, L'Ardoise, Richmond, NS; m: 29 January 1900  Holy Guardian Angels, L'Ardoise, Richmond, NS [Jerome/Judith Landry]; d: 29 July 1966  Holy Guardian Angels, L'Ardoise, Richmond, NS

                          9          Thomas E. Pitre  b: 19 July 1902  Holy Guardian Angels, L’Ardoise, Richmond, NS; d: 17 April 1974  Holy Guardian Angels, L'Ardoise, Richmond, NS

                                         +Marie Archange Martel  b: 30 January 1905  Holy Guardian Angels, L’Ardoise, Richmond, NS; m: 13 January 1930  Holy Guardian Angels, L’Ardoise, Richmond, NS [Francois/Archange Marchand]; d: 9 July 1977  Holy Guardian Angels, L’Ardoise, Richmond, NS

                          9          Judith Pitre  b: 30 April 1905  Holy Guardian Angels, L’Ardoise, Richmond, NS; d: 31 December 1905  Holy Guardian Angels, L’Ardoise, Richmond, NS

                          9          Mary Philomene Pitre  b: 25 December 1906  Holy Guardian Angels, L’Ardoise, Richmond, NS; d: 6 March 1998  Sydney, Cape Breton, NS

                                         +Hubert Daniel Petitpas  b: Abt. 1905  D'Escousse, Richmond, NS; m: 31 August 1927  Sydney, Cape Breton, NS [Alfred E./Margaret Ethel ---]; d: 7 September 1994  Sydney, Cape Breton, NS

                          9          Mary Alma 'Emma' Peters  b: 2 July 1908  Holy Guardian Angels, L’Ardoise, Richmond, NS; d: 20 August 1993  Holy Guardian Angels, L'Ardoise, Richmond, NS

                                         +Fabian Daniel Briand  b: 28 September 1905  L'Ardoise, Richmond, NS; m: 26 November 1928  Holy Guardian Angels, L'Ardoise, Richmond, NS [Frederick H./Odilia Sampson]; d: 12 August 2001  Holy Guardian Angels, L'Ardoise, Richmond, NS

                          9          Elizabeth Pitre  b: 27 April 1911  Holy Guardian Angels, L’Ardoise, Richmond, NS; d: 27 October 2003  Halifax, NS

                                         +William Herbert Lapolder  b: Abt. 1895  Pictou, NS; m: 23 June 1930  Holy Guardian Angels, L'Ardoise, Richmond, NS [John/Elizabeth Hater]

                          9          Annie Jane Peters  b: 22 June 1914  L'Ardoise, Richmond, NS; d: 9 April 1967  Halifax, Halifax, NS

                                         +Cecil Joseph Smith  b: Abt. 1907  St. Jacques, Newfoundland; m: 2 July 1934  St. Mary, Halifax, NS [John H./Martha White]

                          9          Alvina Peters  b: 11 November 1915  L'Ardoise, Richmond, NS; d: 27 June 1992  Halifax, Halifax, NS

                                         +Harvey Hendsbee

                          9          Mary Catherine Peters  b: 6 November 1917  L'Ardoise, Richmond, NS; d: 3 May 2012  Hamilton, ONT

                                         +Constant Sansone  b: Abt. 1918  Hamilton, ONT; m: 17 January 1941  Halifax, Halifax, NS [Sebastian/Mary Matassa]; d: 7 February 1978  Hamilton, ONT

                          9          Eva May Peters  b: 18 May 1919  L'Ardoise, Richmond, NS; d: 23 June 2018  Bedford, Halifax, NS

                                         +Simon 'Samuel' Arthur Briand  b: 28 October 1913  L'Ardoise, Richmond, NS; m: 26 October 1942  L'Ardoise, Richmond, NS [Simon/Mary Celeste Mombourquette]; d: 13 June 1975  L'Ardoise, Richmond, NS

                          9          Joseph Alexander Peters  b: 17 December 1923  L'Ardoise, Richmond, NS; d: 15 May 1986  Sydney, Cape Breton, NS

                                         +Josephine Gillis



Notes for Alexandre 'Alexis' Pitre:


-1901 L'Ardoise, Richmond, Nova Scotia:  Samuel Pitre 73, wife Adiline 73, Margrettie 26; Alexis Pitre 32, wife Annie 21; aunt Ellen 85.

- 1911 L'Ardoise, Richmond, NS:  Alexander Peters 44 (farming), wife Annie 30, Thomas 8, Philomene 4, Mary A. 2, Elizabeth infant, widowed mother Adelaide 84.


- 1921 L'Ardoise, Richmond, NS:  Alex Peters 52 farmer, wife Annie 41, Thomas 20, Philomena 14, Emma 13, Elizabeth 10, Annie Jane 7, Elvina 5, Marie 4, Eva May 2, father-in-law Jerome Martell 70, sister Mary Martell 50.


- 1931 L'Ardoise, Richmond-West Cape Breton, NS:  Alex S. Peters 63 fisherman, wife Annie 50, Thomas 25, wife Mary Virginia 25, Mary Catherine 13, Eva May 12, Alexander J. 7, grandson John McPhee 6.


Tombstone Inscription, Holy Guardian Angels, L'Ardoise, NS:  In memory of / Alex Peters / died July 10, 1943 / age 74 years / (further inscription covered in moss)  //  In loving memory of / Annie / beloved wife of / Alex Peters / 1879 - 1966 / to memory ever dear / PETERS


Notes for Annie Martel:

Obituary:  1 August 1966 - L'Ardoise - Funeral services will be held here today for Mrs. Annie Peters, 87, widow of Joseph Peters.  Requiem high mass will be at Guardian Angel church at 9:30 a.m.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery.  Born in L'Ardoise, she lived in Sydney and the last 13 years with a daughter, Mrs. Herb Lapholder.  Surviving are three sons. Thomas, L'Ardoise; Alex and John, Sydney; seven daughters, Mrs. Cecil Smith, and Alvina, Halifax; Mrs, Constance Samson, Hamilton; Mrs. Fabian Briand, L'Ardoise; Mrs. Lapholder and Mrs. Hubert Petitpas, Sydney.  The body is at the Fabian Briand residence, L'Ardoise. 


Obituaries for the children:

Thomas E. Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Holy Guardian Angels, L'Ardoise, NS:  PETERS / Father / Thomas E. / 1902 - 1974 / Mother / Mary V. / 1905 - 1977 / forever in our hearts


Marie Alma Peters:  23 August 1993:  Mary Alma Briand (nee Martell), 85, L'Ardoise, Richmond County, died August 20, 1993.  Born in L'Ardoise she was a daughter of the late Alex and Annie Martell Peters.  She is survived by her husband Fabian; four sisters, Philomena (Mrs. Hubert Pettipas), Sydney; Eva Briand, L'Ardoise; Mary Samson, Elizabeth Lapolder, both of Halifax.  She was predeceased by two sisters, Ann, Alvina; two brothers, Thomas, Alexander.  Funeral will be 10 a.m. today in Holy Guardian Angel Church, L'Ardoise, Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating.  Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, L'Ardoise.  Donations may be made to Nova Scotia Lung Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.  Arrangements under the direction of C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat.

Tombstone Inscription, Holy Guardian Angels, L'Ardoise, NS:  BRIAND / 1908 Mary Alma 1993 / husband / 1905 Fabian - 2001 / Hail Mary / full of / grace / the Lord / is with thee / ever remembered ever loved

Elizabeth Pitre:  The Chronicle Herald, Wednesday, 29 October 2003:  Lapolder, Elizabeth: 92, Halifax, and formerly of Sydney, died October 27, 2003.  Born in L'Ardoise, Richmond Co., she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Annie (Martell) Peters (Pitre).  Surviving are sisters, Mary Sansone, Bedford; Eva Briand, L'Ardoise; brother-in-law, Harvey Hendsbee, Halifax; sisters-in-law, Viney McPhee, Ontario; Josephine Peters, Sydney; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by brothers, Thomas, Alexander, John; sisters, Phyllis, Emma, Anna, Alvina; brother-in-law, Frank Lapolder; sister-in-law, Betty.  Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.  Funeral mass 10 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Church, Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating.


Eva May Peters:  Dennis Haverstock Funeral Homes Ltd. (photo) Eva Mae Briand 1919-2018  (Eva Mae Briand May 18, 1919 L’Ardoise/Bedford, NS) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother Eva Mae, on Saturday 23 June 2018, at the age of 99 years.  Mom died peacefully surrounded by her children at Ivany Place, Bedford, NS.  She was the last surviving member of her family.  Mom had a great love of family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  For many years she baked goodies in her kitchen, with passion and love, where both Mom and Dad raised their family in L’Ardoise, Cape Breton.  Mom was also a great knitter and could knit a pair of mitts or socks, with her eyes closed, for everyone and anyone that needed a pair or two.  Mom had great faith and gave people hope with her many prayers and devotion.  Mom was predeceased by her parents, Joseph Alexander and Annie (Martell) Pitre, her brothers and sisters: Judith, Phyllis, Emma, Elizabeth, Annie Jane, Mary, Alvina, Thomas and Alexander.  Also predeceased by her loving husband, Sammy (Simon) who passed away in 1975.  Mom will be sadly missed by her children: Eugene (Frances) Beaverbank, Alex Bedford, David (Geraldine) Carleton Place, Ont., Doris Vidakovic (widowed) Burlington, Ont., Arthur (Janis) L’Ardoise, Liz MacSween (Sandy) Bedford, Hector Beaverbank, Donna Thorne (Mark) Halifax, Jacqueline Briand (Mel Lucas) Lucasville, Blair (Sheryl) Bedford, Monique Burke (Tommy) Beamsville, Ont.  Mom will also be fondly missed by her grandchildren: Christopher Briand, Julie Briand-Sleigh, Steven Briand, David Briand, Deninne Briand, David Vidakovic, Vanessa Cordeiro, Matthew MacSween, Danielle Ceschi, Jane Christensen, Thomas Burke, Simon Burke, along with her 17 great-grandchildren and her many special nieces and nephews.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, St. Peter’s, NS.  Mom will be resting in Holy Guardian Angels Visitation Chapel with visitation on Saturday, June 30 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Funeral mass will follow a 1 p.m. from Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church, L’Ardoise.  Burial in the parish cemetery.  Family flowers only please.  Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. 
Special thanks to the staff of Lighthouse Point and Periwinkle Cove for all your amazing care.

Tombstone Inscription, Holy Guardian Angels, L'Ardoise, NS:  BRIAND / In loving memory of / a dear husband and father / Samuel Arthur / Oct. 28, 1913 - June 13, 1975 / ever remembered ever loved


Joseph Alexander Peters:  15 May 1986 - Joseph Alexander Peters, 29 Atlantic Street, Sydney died Thursday, May 15 at St. Rita Hospital, Sydney.  Born in L'Ardoise, Richmond County, he was the son of the late Joseph Alexander and Anna Martell Peters.  He was employed as carpenter at Sydney Steel Corporation until his retirement in 1974.  He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12.  Mr. Peters was a member of St. Josephs Parish and was an active member on several parish committees.  He is survived by his wife the former Josephine Gillis; four daughters, Anne Marie (Mrs. John G. MacDonald) Dutch Brook; Alvina, Labrador, Linda and Delores both at home; six sisters; Emma (Mrs. Fabian Briand) and Mrs. Eva Briand both of L'Ardoise, Mrs. Mary Samson and Alvina (Mrs. Harvey Hendsbee) both of Halifax, Mrs. Elizabeth Lapolder and Phyllis (Mrs. Hubert Pettipas) both of Sydney and four grandchildren.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by two brothers; Thomas Peters and John McPhee and one sister Anna.  The body will rest at T. W. Curry Parkview Chapel today after 7 p.m.  The funeral mass will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. from St. Josephs Church with Reverend Norman MacPhee officiating.  Interment will be made in Resurrection Cemetery.  Donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association.



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Items in RED sourced from Holy Guardian Angels, L'Ardoise registers provided on Patrick B. Burke's website, L'Ardoise Cemetery and Memorial Records, and from birth registrations/baptismal records, marriage/death certificates online at Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics.

- Births/marriages/deaths in RED also from Nova Scotia Antigonish Catholic Diocese (1823-1905) online records.


Last updated:  18 June 2023.