Alphonse Liguori Pitre

1891 Matapedia, Quebec – 1970 St. Boniface, Manitoba



Continuation of tree (6th child of Liguori Pitre/4th Wife Veronique Gallant); all known surname descendants:

               9       Alphonse Liguori Pitre  b: 16 May 1891  St. Alexis, Matapedia, QUE; d: 5 June 1970  St. Boniface, Manitoba

                                +Jacqueline Dupont  b: 2 February 1908  St. Boniface, MAN; m: 29 June 1927  St. Boniface, Manitoba [Hormidas/Angele Compayre]; d: 20 September 1985  Winnipeg, MAN

                          10      Therese 'Terry' Pitre  b: 30 December 1928  St. Boniface, Winnipeg, MAN; d: 12 January 2018  Winnipeg, MAN

                                      +Jean Joseph Fontaine  b: 1925; m: 18 August 1945; d: 4 January 2003  Winnipeg, MAN

                          10      Rene Alphonse Pitre  b: 10 May 1931  St. Boniface, MAN; d: 23 February 2021

                                      +Eileen Jeanette Couri    m: 13 June 1953  St. Boniface, Manitoba [L.J./---]; d: Aft. February 2021    

                          10      Noel Pitre    d: Aft. June 1970

                                      +Marion ---    d: Bef. February 2021



Notes for Alphonse Liguori Pitre:


- 1911 Matapedia, Quebec:  Jerome L. Pitre 37 (farmer), wife Ozema 36, Anna 13, Arthure 10, Clara 6, Joseph 4, Jules 2; aunt Anna 72, brothers Alphonse 19 (day laborer) & Philiace 15 (day laborer).

- 1921 Springfield, St. Boniface, Manitoba:  Alphonse Pitre 40 lodger, bricklayer

- 1931 St. Boniface City, St. Boniface, MAN:  Alphonse Pitra 36 laborer/odd jobs, Jackoline 23, Threse 2, Earnest 1 month.

Obituary:  The Tribune (Winnipeg, Manitoba), Monday, 8 June 1970:  On June 5th, 1970, at the St. Boniface General Hospital, Mr. Alphonse Pitre aged 79 years, dearly beloved husband of Mrs. Jacqueline Pitre of 105 Eugenie Street, St. Boniface.  Prayers will be said Monday evening (tonight) at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Funeral Mass in the Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church, Norwood.  Interment will be Tuesday 10:00 a.m. in the Family Plot, Garden of the Holy Sepulchre.  Besides his wife Jacqueline, Mr. Pitre is survived by two sons, Rene of St. Boniface, Sergeant Noel Pitre with the Armed Forces in Germany, one daughter, Mrs. J. Fontaine (Therese) of Lorette, Manitoba, fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, also one brother Philias of Montreal, P.Q.  The Philip Coutu Funeral Chapel is in care of arrangements.


Tombstone Inscription, Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens, Winnipeg, MAN:  Alphonse / 1891 - 1970 / together / forever / Jacqueline / 1908 - 1985 / PITRE


Obituaries for the children:

Therese 'Terry' Pitre:  Winnipeg Free Press, 16 January 2018:  Therese (Terry) Fontaine (nee Pitre).  Peacefully, at the age of 89 years, on January 12, 2018, Mom was called upon by the Angels to join her loving husband John.  She was born on December 30, 1928 to Jacqueline and Alphonse Pitre.  Predeceased by husband John, son Paul, and granddaughter Amanda, she will be sadly missed by her children, Jeannette, Louise (Gilles), Raymond (Gisele), Roland (Heather), Johnny (Mary), Daniel (Suzanne), Gisele (Dan), and Monique (Joey); daughter-in-law Shelly (Paul); 26 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren; brothers, Rene (Eileen), Noel (Marion); nieces, nephews, aunt and uncle.  She was a loving, generous and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family passionately, more than words can describe.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on January 19, 2018 at Desjardins Funeral Chapel, Winnipeg, MB.  The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Villa Youville for their care, compassion and kindness, with dignity throughout her stay; especially Sister Rioux and Sister Vermette for their compassion, companionship and prayers for Therese.  If you choose, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation, or Canadian Diabetes Foundation.

Tombstone Inscription, Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens, Winnipeg, MAN:  FONTAINE / Jean J. / 1925 - 2003 / Therese A. / 1928 - 2018 / together forever / married /  08-18-45


Rene Alphonse Pitre:  Fair Haven Funeral Home (Moncton, NB):  Rene Alphonse Pitre 10 May 1931 – 23 Feb 2021 (photo)  With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our father Rene Alphonse Pitre on February 23, 2021.  Predeceased by his sister Therese (Terry) Fontaine; brother-in-law John Fontaine; and sister-in-law Marion Pitre.  He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Eileen of 67 years; children Larry (Laurel), Dean (Sandi), Cindy (Dale); grandchildren Jamie (Mike), Derek, Ian, Robin (Kevin), Matthew (Lisa), Katy; and great-grandchildren Paige, Alexis, and Zack.  Dad was born May 10, 1931 to Jacqueline and Alphonse Pitre and was raised in St. Boniface.  He worked for Air Canada for 35 years in a variety of positions starting as a Ramp Rat, removing luggage to stories of de-icing the aircraft in -40 below weather and retiring from the airline as a Baggage Agent.  He always talked about his Air Canada family and many friends he had made over his career.  Dad and Mom also enjoyed 25 years at Wendigo Lake where he would host family and friends thru the summer months.  He always welcomed you with open arms and made sure you had a great time.  When the sun went down that’s when the card games, puzzles, and shananigans started.  Often on these occasions, Dad would slip off and head to bed earlier than the rest just so he could be ready to play host and have the coffee ready.  When your visit was up, he would always ask “When will we see you again?”  Rene and Eileen really loved the Lake Life.  When Dad wasn’t working, they could often be found out dancing or spending the night playing cards with good pals, Mel and Maurice, and Frank and Yvonne.  He really was a people person and enjoyed these Saturday nights out.  The family would like to thank the staff at Beacon Hill Lodge for their care, compassion, kindness, and dignity shown to Dad throughout his stay.  Due to Covid restrictions no service will take place.


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Items in RED have been verified against parish register entries.

- New Brunswick marriages in RED also from Vital Statistics Records (online)


Last updated:  19 October 2023.