Joseph 'John' Peters

1873 Tignish, PEI 1938 Tignish, PEI



Continuation of tree (6th child of Joseph Pitre/Balthide Chiasson); all known surname descendants:

              8          Joseph 'John' Peters  b: 7 April 1873  St. Simon & St. Jude, Tignish, PEI; d: 10 October 1938  Little Tignish, PEI

                                 +Mary Catherine Arsenault  b: 9 March 1876  Tignish, PEI; m: Abt. 1900 [Gildas/Emilie Poirier]; d: 25 February 1963  Tignish Shore, PEI

                          9          Joseph Arthur Pitre  b: 21 September 1901  Tignish, PEI; d: Aft. December 1964

                                         +Marie Virginie Doucet  b: 26 June 1904  Tignish, PEI; m: Abt. 1924 [Joseph/Marie Josephine Gallant]

                          9          Mary Lauretta Pitre  b: 25 June 1903  Tignish, PEI; d: 11 June 1905  Tignish, PEI

                          9          Joseph Charles Pitre  b: 2 June 1904  Tignish, PEI; d: 1 September 1984  Tignish, PEI

                                         +Mary Philomena DesRoches  b. 6 Dec 1909  PEI; m: Abt. 1930 [Benjamin/Josephine Perry]; d: 22 November 2000  Tignish, PEI

                          9          Joseph Benoit Pitre  b: 21 March 1906  Tignish, PEI; d: 10 December 1964  Charlottetown, PEI

                                         +Julia Arsenault  b: Abt. 1906; m: Abt. 1930 [John/Margaret ---]

                          9          Mary Lauretta Pitre  b: 22 August 1907  Tignish, PEI; d: 26 May 2009  Alberton, PEI

                                         +Joseph P. Edmond Arsenault  b: 24 July 1909  Tignish, PEI; m: unknown; d: 10 October 1954  St. Felix, PEI

                          9          Joseph Henry Pitre  b: 30 June 1910  Tignish, PEI; d: Aft. December 1964  St. John, NB

                          9          Joseph John Pitre  b: 17 July 1911  Tignish, PEI; d: Aft. December 1964

                          9          Joseph Andre Pitre  b: 7 September 1913  Tignish, PEI; d: 1 August 1990

                                        +Marie Cecile 'Sisily' Blanchard  b: 31 August 1915  PEI; m: Aft. 1931

                          9          Joseph William Pitre  b: 9 July 1915  Tignish, PEI; d: 1985  Tignish, PEI

                                         +Olive Mary Gaudet  b: 1 May 1923  Tignish, PEI; m: unknown [Arthur/Alma Chaisson]; d: 27 May2011  Souris, PEI

                          9          Joseph Francis Pitre  b: 9 March 1917  Tignish, PEI; d: Aft. December 1964  Halifax, NS

                          9          Joseph Gildas Pitre  b: 22 December 1918  Tignish, PEI; d: Aft. December 1964

                          9          Emily Mary 'Millie' Pitre  b: 9 August 1921  Tignish Shore, PEI; d: 25 April 2013  Charlottetown, PEI



Notes for Joseph 'John' Peters:


- 1901 PEI, Lot 2B1:  Joseph J. Peters 28 & wife Catherine 25, living with his family.

- 1911 PEI, Lot 2, Little Tignish:  Joseph Pitre 38 (farmer), wife Catherine 34, Arthur 9, Charles 6, Benoit 4, Laurette M. 3, Henri 11 months; sister Agnes 65.

- 1921 PEI (Lot 1) Tignish:  Joseph Peters 48, wife Catherine 45, Arthur 19, Charles 17, Ben 15, Mary 13, Henry 11, John 9, Andre 7, William 5, Francis 4, Joseph 2, aunt Agnes 75.


- 1931 Tignish, Tignish East, Prince, PEI: Joseph Pitre 58 farm labourer, wife Catherine 55, Charles 27 farm labourer, wife Minnie 21, Henry 21, John 20, Adrien 17, William 16, Frank 14, Joseph 12, Emily 9.


Tombstone Inscription:  St. Simon & St. Jude Cemetery, Tignish, PEI:  In loving memory of / Joseph J. Peters / 1873 - 1938 / wife Catherine / 1876 - 1963 / R.I.P.

Notes for Catherine Arsenault:

Obituary:  The Guardian (Charlottetown, PEI), Tuesday, 26 February 1963:  Tignish Shore Resident Dies - Tignish - Mrs. Joseph Pitre, a life long resident of Tignish Shore, passed away at her home Monday at the age of 87 years.  Her husband predeceased her 24 years ago.  Left to mourn her passing are nine sons and two daughters, Arthur, Charles, Benjamin, John, Joseph and William all of Tignish Shore, Henry in Saint John; Frank in Halifax; and Adrian, Miscouche; Mary, Mrs. Edmund Arsenault, Charlottetown, and Miss Emily Pitre at home.

- The Guardian (Charlottetown, PEI), Wednesday, 27 February 1963:  Pitre - On Monday, Feb. 25, 1963, Mrs. Joseph Pitre of Tignish Shore in her 87th year.  Forwarded from the Rooney Funeral Home to her late residence from where the funeral will be held Thursday, Feb. 28 to St. Simon and St. Jude's Church, Tignish, for Requiem High Mass at 9:30.  Interment in the church cemetery.


Obituaries for the children:

Mary Lauretta Pitre:  L'Impartial (PEI), Thursday, 15 June 1905:  Died, Sunday 11 June, Lorette, darling child of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pitre of Lot 2, at the age of 2 years.  Her funeral took place Monday afternoon.  The bearers were Aurelle Arsenault, Joseph Poirier, Meril McKie and Tanise Blanchard.


Joseph Charles Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, St. Simon & St. Jude Cemetery, Tignish, PEI:  PITRE / Charles J. Pitre / June 2, 1904 - Sept. 1, 1984 / his wife / Minnie P. DesRoches / Dec. 6, 1909 - Nov. 22, 2000 / when the morning dawns / we shall meet again


Joseph Benoit Pitre:  The Guardian (Charlottetown, PEI), Saturday, 12 December 1964:  Noted Tignish Resident Dies - Tignish - Ben Pitre, life-long and highly-respected citizen of Tignish Shore, died at the Charlottetown Hospital Thursday after a brief illness.  He was 58.  Mr. Pitre, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Pitre of Tignish Shore, was a fisherman all his life and an active member of the Conservative party where he acted in the capacity of returning officer during the local elections.  Left to mourn his passing besides his wife, the former Julia Arsenault, are four sons, seven daughters, eight brothers and two sisters. The sons are: Gerald and Delore, living in Toronto, Dennis and Leroy living at home. Daughters: Melvina, Mrs. Charles Gaudet, Tignish Shore; Sister Mary Evelyn, Welland, Ont.; Adeline, Mrs. Dennis MacKinnon, Charlottetown; Lorraine, Ann Marie, Agatha and Cecilia, all at home.  Brothers are: Henry, St. John, N.B.; Adrian, Toronto; Frank, Halifax; Charles, Arthur, John, William and Joseph all of Tignish Shore.  The sisters are Mrs. Mary Arsenault of Charlottetown and Emily Pitre of Tignish Shore.


Emily Mary 'Millie' Pitre:  Rooney Funeral Home (Alberton, PEI):  Emily Mary (Millie) Pitre 1921-2013:  (photo) Peacefully at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown, on Thursday, April 25, 2013, of Emily Mary (Millie) Pitre of St. Peter and St. Paul, age 92 years.  Born at Tignish Shore, P.E.I. on August 9, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Joseph J. and Mary Catherine (nee Arsenault) Pitre.  She will be sadly missed by her life long friend Frances Richard, with whom she resided.  She will be sadly missed by her numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her siblings: Arthur, Charles, Ben, William, John, Henry, Frank, Joseph, Adrien, Mary Arsenault and Frances, who passed away in infancy.  Resting at the Rooney Funeral Home, Alberton.  Visiting hours Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral on Saturday morning, April 27, 2013, from St. Simon and St. Jude Church, Tignish, for funeral mass at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Brendon Gallant, celebrant.  Interment in the church cemetery.  If so desired memorials to St. Simon and St. Jude Cemetery Fund or to the Church Building Fund would be gratefully appreciated.



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