Abraham Pitre

1866 Bloomfield, PEI – 1949 Rustico, PEI



Continuation of tree (4th child of Pacifique Pitre/2nd wife Eulalie Pineau); all known surname descendants:

              8        Abraham Pitre  b: 19 July 1866  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 21 January 1949  Rustico, PEI

                               + Matilda Rose Peters  b: 6 October 1876  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; m: 28 August 1900  Sacred Heart, Alberton, PEI [Fabien/Priscille Pineau]; d: 6 October 1902  Rustico, PEI


                          *2nd Wife of Abraham Pitre:

                               +Josephine Gallant  b: 25 January 1880  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; m: 3 October 1904  Rustico, PEI [Maurice/Christine Gallant]; d: 1972  Rustico, PEI

                         9           Marie Stella Pitre  b: 14 August 1905  Rustico, PEI; d: 23 April 1921  Rustico, PEI

                         9           Joseph Arthur Pitre  b: December 1906  St. John, Northumberland, NB; d: Bef. September 2003                                    

                                        + Emelie Anne 'Millie' Gallant  b: 17 November 1912  Rustico, PEI; m: Abt. 1934 [Andre/Sophie Arsenault] ; d: 27 September 2003  Souris, PEI

                         9           Reginald Antoine Pitre  b: 20 July 1908  Moncton, Westmorland, NB; d: 17 May 1920  Rustico, PEI

                         9           Elouise Evelyn Pitre  b: 24 June 1910  Moncton, Westmorland, NB; d: 4 November 2006  Charlottetown, PEI

                                        + Edward Gallant  b: 11 June 1901; m: Abt. 1932  Charlottetown, PEI; d: 23 August 1988  Charlettetown, PEI  

                         9           Marie Yvonne Petre  b: 30 November 1911  Moncton, Westmorland, NB; d: 26 July 2007  Charlottetown, PEI

                                        + Jack Wilson    m: Bef. 1931; d: 1987

                         9           Marie Bernice Josephine Pitre  b: 8 February 1914  Moncton, Westmorland, NB; d: 13 August 2012  PEI

                                        + Ernest McGee  b: 1 January 1913  Charlottetown, PEI; m: Aft. 1931 [Philip/Lilly ---]; d: 1999  PEI   d: 1987

                         9           Louis Henri Gabriel Pitre  b: 15 September 1915  Moncton, Westmorland, NB; d: Aft. August 1936

                         9           George Gerard Pitre  b: 29 September 1917  Moncton, Westmorland, NB

                                        + Bernadette Carragher  b: Abt. 1924; m: Abt. 1946; d: 27 February 1997  Charlottetown, PEI

                         9           Elzear Abraham Pitre  b: 18 November 1919  Rustico, PEI; d: 1944

                         9           Camilla Peters  b: Abt. 1922  S. Rustico, PEI; d: 25 June 2006  Summerside, PEI

                                        +Russell Kelly

                         9           Pauline Peters  b: Abt. 1923  S. Rustico, PEI; d: Aft. 1931



Notes for Abraham Pitre:


- 1901 PEI, Lot 24A2:  Pacifique Pitre 65, wife Eulalie 60, Abraham 34, wife Rose M. 24, Dauphine 31, Emily 22, Judith 20, daughter Rose Bourque 32, Mary M. Bourque 2.


- 1911 PEI, Lot 24, Rustico:  Widow Christie Ann Gallant 68 (hotelkeeper), son Alfred 37 (blacksmith in Maine lumber camp); lodgers Abraham Pitre 44 (supervisor in sewing machine co.), wife Josephine 30, Stella 5, J. Arthur 4, Reginald A. 2, Louise 11 months; domestic Angelina Blanchard 18.

Also listed:

- 1911 Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick:  Abram Peters 44, wife Josephine 31, Stella 4, Arte 3, Reggie 2, Louise 11 months, Angelina 19.


- 1921 PEI, South Rustico (Lot 24):  Abraham Pitre 54 farmer, Josephine 41, Arthur 14, Louise 11, Yvonne 9, Bernice 7 (NB), Henri 5 (NB), George 3 (NB), Elzear 1.


- 1931 Lot 24, Wheatley River, Queens, PEI:  Abraham Pitre 64 (mar) merchant, Arthur Joseph 24, Louise Evelyne 20, Bernice Marie 17, Henri Louis 16, George Jerard 13, Alzear Abraham 11.

- 1931 Charlottetown (City), Queens, PEI:  Josephine Peters 51 (mar) prop./boarding house, Camille 9, Pauline 8; nephews Arthur Arsenault 30, Eric Arsenault 28, Louis Arsenault 25, Wilfred Arsenault 22; 5 lodgers.


Marriage Notice:  Charlottetown Guardian (PEI), 28 August 1900:  At Alberton Church on Tuesday the 28th inst. Mr. Abraham Peters of the Singer Mfg. Co. and Miss Rose Peters daughter of Mr. Fabien Peters, Bloomfield were united in marriage by Rev. Father Murphy.  The bride was accompanied by her sister, Miss May Peters, and the bridegroom by Mr. A. Dorien.  A large number of friends witnessed the ceremony and accompanied the bridal party to the home of the bride where they were fittingly entertained.  Mr. and Mrs. Peters leave today for their future home at Rustico.


Misc.: Charlottetown Guardian (PEI), Thursday, 27 August 1936:  Mr. Henry Peters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Peters, of the North American Hotel, has recently taken over the Queen Street Meat Market, formerly conducted by Mr. McDonald.  'Henny' as he is familiarly called is a young man of sterling qualities and splendid ability.  He has spent six years in the employ of Roop's Limited, before starting out for himself.  As a young Charlottetown boy, we bespeak for Mr. Peters a fair share of the public patronage.


Obituary:  Charlottetown Guardian (PEI), 22 January 1949:  Funeral yesterday - The funeral of Abraham Peters took place yesterday morning from his late residence in the North American Hotel to St. Dunstan's Basilica where Solemn Requiem High Mass was celebrated by Rev. Clarence Peitre, Parish Priest of South Rustico, assisted by Rev. William McCabe as deacon and Rev. Charles Gallant as sub-deacon.  Rev. N.J. Poirier and Rev. Dr. P. McMahon were present in the sanctuary.  The pallbearers in Charlottetown were: B. Roy Holman, Frank Murray, Joseph Hughes, H.L. Sears, Herbert Pletch and Angus Pineau.  Interment took place in St. Augustine's Cemetery, South Rustico where services were conducted by the pastor Rev. Clarence Peitre assisted by Rev. William McCabe.  The pall-bearers in South Rustico were: Cornelius Doucette, Leon Doucette, Albert Gallant, Andrew Gallant, James Doiron and Henry Gallant.


Tombstone Inscription, St. Augustine's Cemetery, North Rustico, PEI:  PETERS / 1866 - 1949 / his wife / Josephine Gallant / 1880 - 1972 / children / Stella Maris  1905-1921 / Reginald  1907-1920


Notes for Matilda Rose Peters:

Obituary:  L'Impartial (PEI), Thursday, 9 October 1902:  Died at Bloomfield, 6 October, Mrs. Abraham Pitre, at the age of 26 years.  The lamented deceased had been ill for some time and almost four months ago, was going to Trenton, N. Jersey, in the effort to improve her health.  She came back about three weeks ago, without having received any relief, and on Monday she returned her soul to God, after having endured her sufferings with a Christian resignation and received all the help of our holy mother the Church.

- Condolences on her death:  L'Impartial (PEI), Thursday, 16 October 1902:  Since it pleased the almighty to call to Him Mrs. Abraham Pitre, sister of our secretary-archivist, Mr. Stanislas Pitre.  Resolution as the members of branch 342 express their deep regret for the loss her brother Stanislas Pitre has suffered, his family and his brother-in-law, the husband of the recently deceased and that they offer them their sincere sympathies in their affliction.


Obituaries for the children:

Marie Stella Pitre:  The Guardian (Charlottetown, PEI), Saturday, 7 May 1921:  The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Pitre, formerly of Moncton, but at present residing at Rustico, will be pained to hear of the death of their eldest daughter, Mary Stella, who passed away April 23rd, after a few days illness.  The deceased was fifteen years of age and was attending Rustico convent.  The bereavement is doubly sad as it is not yet a year since Mr. and Mrs. Pitre were called upon to mourn the loss of their second eldest son who died in the Charlottetown Hospital after an operation for appendicitis.


Reginald Antoine Pitre:  The Guardian (Charlottetown, PEI), Monday, 24 May 1920:  In Memoriam - Reggie Pitre - Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Pitre, formerly of Moncton, N.B., now residing at Rustico, P.E.I., will have the sincere sympathy of a wide circle of friends in the loss of their second eldest son, Reginald, aged 11 years, who died in the Charlottetown Hospital on Tuesday, May 18, after a short illness following an operation for appendicitis.  Reggie was a bright and cheerful little fellow, much loved by all who knew him.  The circumstances were unusually sad as his father was absent during his illness and at the time of his death.  His remains were laid to rest in St. Augustine's cemetery, Rustico.  May his soul rest in peace.


Elouise Evelyn Pitre:  The Guardian (PEI), Monday, 6 Nov 2006:  Gallant, Louise E. 'Lou' - Peacefully, at the Prince Edward Home, on Saturday, November 4, 2006, of Mrs. Louise E. 'Lou' Gallant (nee Peters), formerly of Mc Gill Avenue, Charlottetown in her 97th year.  Beloved wife of the late Edward Gallant and dear mother of Anne (Dennis) Smith of Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.  Mrs. Gallant will also be sadly missed, but fondly remembered, by her grandsons, Stephen (Susan) Smith, Peter Smith; her great-grandchildren, Olivia and Caleb, her sisters: Yvonne Wilson, Bernice McGee, numerous nieces and nephews and special friend, Clarisse Gallant of Souris.  Besides her husband, Edward, she was predeceased by her parents, Abraham and Josephine (Martin) Peters; brothers and sisters, Reginald, Stella, Elzear, Arthur, Henry, George, Pauline and Camilla.  Resting at the Charlottetown Funeral Home (33/35 Longworth Ave.) until 12:45 Monday afternoon, then transferred to the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer for funeral mass at 1 p.m.  Interment to follow in the family plot at the Roman Catholic Cemetery.  If so desired, memorials in Lou's memory can be made to The Upper Room Hospitality Ministry.  Visiting hours at the funeral home on Sunday evening, 7 to 9 p.m., and on day, 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.


Yvonne Mary Peters:  The Guardian (PEI), Saturday, 28 July 2007:  The death occurred at Park West Lodge, Charlottetown, on Thursday, July 26, 2007, of Mrs. Yvonne Mary Wilson (nee Peters), in her 96th year.  She was predeceased by her husband, Jack Wilson, in 1987.  She is survived by her sister, Bernice McGee, and many nieces and nephews.  She was the daughter of the late Abraham and Josephine (Gallant) Peters.  She was predeceased by brothers, Elzere (1944), Arthur (Millie), George (Bernie), Henry, and Reginald, and sisters, Stella, Pauline (Harry) Forestell, Camilla (Russ) Kelly, and Louise (Ed) Gallant.  Resting at the Hennessey Funeral Home until 9:45 Saturday morning, then transferred to the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer for funeral mass at 10 a.m.  Interment to follow in the family plot at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Valley.  As an expression of sympathy in Yvonne’s memory, donations to the P.E.I. Lung Association or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.  Visiting hours were held at the funeral home on Friday evening.


Camilla Peters:  2006 - Camilla Kelly (nee Peters) of Summerside on June 25th at age 84.  Born in South Rustico, the daughter of the late Abraham and Josephine (Gallant) Peters.  Predeceased by her husband Russell Kelly.



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Last updated:  27 June 2023.