Florentin Pitre

1848 Rustico, PEI – 1906 Lennox Island, PEI



Continuation of tree (1st child of Jean Pitre/Charlotte Doiron); all known surname descendants:

              7     Florentin Pitre  b: 12 January 1848  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 14 May 1906  Lennox Island, PEI

                              +Marie Buote  b: Abt. 1855; m: 24 August 1874  Cascumpec, PEI [Leon/Mary --]; d: Bet. 1879-1881

                         8       Judith Peters  b: Abt. 1876  Bloomfield, PEI; d: 12 March 1898  St. James, Egmont Bay, PEI

                                    +Azade Arsenault  b: 15 October 1870; m: Abt. 1897; d: Aft. 1901

                         8       Cecelia Peters  b: 10 June 1877  Tignish, PEI; d: Aft. 1901                                            

                         8       Priscille Peters  b: 12 June 1879  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: Aft. 1881


                          *2nd Wife of Florentin Pitre:                                                     

                              +Juliette 'Belzamie' Gallant  b: 18 December 1852  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; m: 31 May 1881  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI [Joseph/Blanche Gaudet]; d: Aft. 1931

                         8       Mary Ann Pitre  b: 25 May 1882  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: Bef. 1883

                         8       Marie Anne Pitre  b: 21 June 1883  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 8 March 1920  Egmont Bay, PEI

                                     +Jean Maurice Gallant  b: 12 May 1881  Egmont Bay, PEI; m: 28 July 1910 [Sylvain Etienne Gallant/Eulalie Arsenault]; d: 1953

                         8       John Pitre  b: 18 February 1885  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 15 April 1963  Charlottetown, PEI

                         8       Felix Pitre  b: 30 May 1887  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: Bet. 1891-1901

                         8       Felix Pitre  b: 15 June 1889  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 15 March 1893  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI

                         8       Marie Blanche Pitre  b: 23 December 1891  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: Aft. 1921

                                     +John Peter Aucoin  b: Abt. 1890; m: 17 April 1917; d: Aft. 1921

                         8       Marie Madeleine Pitre  b: 22 July 1894  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: Aft. 1911

                         8       Joseph Edmond Pitre  b: 11 December 1896  St. James, Egmont Bay, PEI; d: 21 May 1966  Charlottetown, PEI

                                     +Mary Alice Doucette  b: 8 February 1903  Rollo Bay, PEI; m: 28 November 1923 [Henry Isadore/Marie Madeleine Bourgeois]; d: 5 May 1949  Charlottetown, PEI



Notes for Florentin Pitre:


- 1881 PEI, Alberton Creek, Lot 5:  Widower Florence Peters 34 (school teacher), w/Patel H. Martin 45.  His children Judith 6 & Cecelia 4 with his parents at lot 23.  At Lot 4, daughter Precilla Peters 2 with grandparents Leon Buote 56 (carpenter) & wife Mary 45.

- 1891 PEI, Lot 6G:  Florentine Peters 42, 2nd wife Julia 36, Judith 15, Cicely 14, Mary A. 8, John 6, Felix 2; sister-in-law Belzemy Gallant 45.

- 1901 PEI, Lot 15B3:  Fhlorence Peter 52, wife Julite 43, Cecile 25, Marianne 17, Mary B. 10, Mary M. 6, Joseph E. 5, sister-in-law Belzami Gallant 51.

- 1911 PEI, Lot 15, SD22:  Widow Belzamie Peter 57, John 26, Marie 19, Madelaine 16, Joseph 14.


- 1921 PEI, Charlottetown, SD63:  Widow Julia Pitre 68 [19 Stewart Street].  Same address: John Aucoin 29 pressman/newspaper, wife Blanche 27, Joseph 3, Mary 1, Fredrick 4 months, brother-in-law Edmond Pitre 24 labourer/city works.


- 1931 Charlottetown City, Queens, PEI:  Edwin Pitre 33 printer/newspaper, wife Mary A. 28, Joseph F. 7, Jerome A. 4, Mary M. 3, mother (Widow) Florentine Pitre 78  (29 Spring St.).


Obituary:  L'Impartial (PEI), Thursday, 31 May 1906:  Died suddenly, 14 May, at Lennox Island, where he had been teaching for some time, Florentin Pitre, at the age of 58 years.  The deceased was favorably known in this province.  He was a renowned musician and had been the director of the church choir of St. Jacques for several years.  Endowed with a sweet and affable character he was esteemed by all.  His first marriage was to Marie Buote, from whom three daughters were born, one of whom is a nun in the United States.  In his second marriage he married Julitte Gallant from whom five children were born.  His funeral was held on the 17th at Egmont Bay attended by a large group of family and friends.  He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn him.  To the family L'Impartial offers its condolences.


Obituaries for the children:

John Pitre:  The Guardian (Charlottetown, PEI), Tuesday, 16 April 1963:  John J. Pitre Dies at 78 – A well known school teacher and linotypeman, John J. (Jack) Pitre, died yesterday afternoon at Beach Grove Inn following a lengthy illness, in his 79th year.  Born at Bloomfield, Mr. Pitre was educated at the local school and St. Dunstan’s University, where he took teacher training.  On leaving SDU he taught in rural schools, and continued at this work until 1932, when he joined the staff of The Patriot.  In his newspaper career he was considered one of the top-notch linotype operators.  In the mid-50s, Mr. Pitre suffered a few spells of sickness, and following the disastrous fire which destroyed The Patriot plant on Richmond Street, Sept. 1, 1957, he retired.  Unmarried, he is survived by one brother, Joseph of Charlottetown, who has also had a long career in the printing business both with The Evening Patriot and The Guardian.  Five sisters predeceased him several years ago.  His remains are resting at the Hennessey Funeral Home, and the funeral is scheduled to take place Thursday morning to the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer where Requiem High Mass will be celebrated.



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- Some PEI marriages in RED (no church indicated) sourced from marriages registers (no parents listed).


Last updated:  17 June 2023.