Leon Pitre

1863 Rustico, PEI 1948 Charlottetown, PEI



Continuation of tree (4th child of Clement Pitre/Marguerite Gallant); all known surname descendants:

               8      Leon Pitre  b: 17 January 1863  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 7 October 1948  Charlottetown, PEI

                              + Catherine Leclerc (aka LeClair)  b: 25 March 1869  Rustico, PEI; m: 26 June 1894  Ste. Anne, Hope River, PEI [Pierre/Charlotte Gallant]; d: 24 December 1932  Martin, PEI

                          9        Francois Melville Pitre  b: 29 July 1895  Ste. Anne, Hope River, PEI; d: 23 December 1990  Ottawa, ONT

                                      +Mary Eugenie DesRoches  b: 2 February 1899  Tignish, PEI; m: 12 September 1923  St. Mark's, Charlottetown, PEI [Emanuel/Gertrude Aurelia Gaudet]; d: 14 November 1976  Ottawa, ONT

                          9        Marie Cecile Pitre  b: 29 October 1896 Ste. Anne, Hope River, PEI

                                      +William Doiron

                          9        Alfred Pitre  b: 22 February 1899 Ste. Anne, Hope River, PEI; d: 13 March 1938  Hull, Gatineau, QUE

                                      +Valeda Desjardins    m: 13 June 1932  Clarence Creek, ONT; d: Aft. March 1938

                          9        Angelina Pitre b: 20 April 1900 Ste. Anne, Hope River, PEI; d: Aft. 1901

                          9        Angelina Peters  b: 22 September 1901  Hope River, PEI; d: 23 November 1973  Charlottetown, PEI

                                      +Joseph Henry Doiron  b: 2 February 1896  Mayfield, PEI; m: 28 January 1925  Rustico, PEI [Erasmus/---]; d: 4 October 1980  Charlottetown, PEI

                          9        Jeremiah Peters  b: 27 November 1902  Hope River, PEI; d: 4 December 1981

                                      +Jean Gallant    m: Aft. 1931

                          9        Henry Peters  b: 30 September 1904  Hope River, PEI; d: Bef. 1911

                          9        Edward Henry Peters  b: 16 July 1906  Hope River, PEI; d: 9 August 1994  Kinkora, PEI

                                      +Marie Clarisse Evangeline Gallant  b: 4 August 1915  Egmont Bay, PEI; m: 14 November 1934  Hope River, PEI [Jean Maurice/Marie Anne Pitre]; d: 23 April 1961  Kinkora, PEI

                          9        Joseph Emile Peters  b: 21 June 1908  Hope River, PEI; d: Aft. 1911

                          9        Mary Ellen Peters  b: 6 August 1911  Hope River, PEI



Notes for Leon Pitre:


- 1901 PEI, Lot 23E1:  Leon Pitre 38, wife Catherine 30, Francois M. 5, Marie C. 4, Alphe 2, Angeline 11 months.


- 1911 PEI, Toronto, Lot 23:  Leon Peters 48 (farmer), wife Catherine Peters 42, C. Marey 15, Alfred 11, Angeline 9, Geramiah 8, L. Henry 5, Clemille 3.  Francis Peters 15, living with family of Cyriac Gallant 64 in Toronto, PEI.


- 1921 PEI, (Lot 23) Martin:  Leon Peters 59 farmer, wife Catherine 51, M. Cecilia 24, Jeremiah 18, Henry 14.  Daughter Angelina Peters 19 saleslady/grocery, living in New Glasgow.


- 1931 Mayfield, Lot 23, Queens, PEI:  Leon Peters 68 farmer, wife Catherine 62, Jeremiah 27, Henry 24.


Obituary:  The Guardian (Charlottetown, PEI), Saturday, 9 October 1948:  Peters - At the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Doiron, Spring Park Street, City, on Thursday, Oct. 7, 1948, Leon Peters in his 86th year.  His remains are resting at his late residence from where the funeral will take place this (Saturday) morning at 8:45 to St. Dunstan's Basilica.  Interment will take place in the Catholic Cemetery.

- Passed Away - The late Mr. Leon Peters, 86, who died on Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Doiron, Charlottetown, was the father of a distinguished Islander, Mr. Francis Peters, now of Ottawa, who some time ago received the Papal honour of a knighthood in the Order of St. Gregory the Great.  Other surviving members of the family are the late Mr. Peters' daughter, Mrs. William Doiron, City, and sons Jerry, North Rustico, and Henry, Hope River; also a brother, Frank, Hope River, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Gallant, St. Charles.  The late Mr. Peters was a native of Hope River, where he resided until coming to Charlottetown twelve years ago.  He was well and favorably known throughout the community, and his demise after a week's illness will be deeply regretted.


Notes for Catherine Leclerc:

Obituary:  Charlottetown Guardian (PEI), 3 January 1933:  Mrs. Leon Peters - There passed peacefully away on Saturday, Dec. 24th in Martin, Lot 23, Mrs. Leon Peters in her 63rd year.  Mrs. Peters who was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter LeClair, had been in ailing health for four years but was able to go around with help until ten months ago when she was confined to her bed, where she gradually weakened until the end came on the above mentioned date.  She bore her great sufferings and affliction with patience and was never known to complain.  She will not only be missed in her home where she was a most dutiful and kind wife and mother but also in her community where she was always ready to give a helping hand.  She was a most devout member of the Roman Catholic Church and she died fortified and strengthened by the last rites of the Holy Church.  Her funeral took place, Monday, Dec. 26th from her home to St. Ann's cemetery where a large number of neighbors and friends gathered to pay their last respect to a good old friend.  The services were performed at the church and grave by her pastor, Rev. W. V. McDonald, who visited her frequently during her long illness and also administered the last rites.  The pallbearers were: Frank Peters, Stanilaus Doiron, Reuben Gallant, Dolph LeClair, John Gallant, Zachariah Doucette.  There are left to mourn besides her sorrowing husband, two daughters, Cicely, (Mrs. William Doiron) and Angeline (Mrs. Henry Doiron), both of Charlottetown, and four sons, Frances of the Civil Service Dept. Ottawa, Ont., Alfred, of Hull, Quebec, Jerry and Henry at home, also one brother, Mathias of Martin.  Four children predeceased her in their infancy.  May her soul rest in peace.


World War I records (sons):

Francois Melville Pitre:  Francis Melville Peters; b. 29 Jul 1895 Mayfield, PEI; Lot 23, Martin PEI; civil servant; Mrs. Leon Peters (mother)


Obituaries for the children:

Francois Melville Pitre:  The Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, ONT), Monday, 24 December 1990:  (photo) Francis Melville Peters, In hospital on Sunday, December 23, 1990.  Frank Peters, aged 95 years, beloved husband of the late Mary DesRoches.  Dear father of Rita (Mrs. Arthur Arsenault), Norma (Mrs. Charles Real), Lorraine (Mrs. James Shields and Eleanor (Mrs. Michael Redmond).  Predeceased by his son, Norbert.  Loving grandfather of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Mr. Peters was born in Hope River, P.E.I., the son of the late Leon and Catherine (Leclair) Peters.  He was educated at Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown and later completed courses in Accountancy and Auditing Principles.  At one time a school teacher, he came to Ottawa in 1916 to join the Finance Department of the Public Service.  When the Bank of Canada assumed management of the Public Debt in 1938 he became Deputy Chief of the Public Debt Division and in 1954 was named Chief.  He retired from the Public Service in 1960 after 43 years of continuous service.  Mr. Peters was an active member of his community.  He was Chairman of the Separate School Trustees' Association, the Ottawa Boys' Club, St. Vincent de Paul Society and St. George's Parish.  In 1952, he introduced the Credit Union Movement on a parachial basis to the Ottawa area, assisted in the formation of the first parent-teacher association in the city and was a pioneer member of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Action.  The Ottawa Community Chest (United Way) named him an Honourary Director for his years of dedicated service to that organization.  He was also named Honourary President of the Civil Service Mutual Benefit Society for his dedicated service over many years.  For his meritorious service to education, Mr. Peters was awarded the Honourary Degree of L.L.D. from the University of Ottawa.  He was awarded Coronation Medals from both King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II for his distinguished service to Canada and was made a Knight of St. Gregory the Great by His Holiness Pope Pius XII for his services as Director of the Marian Congress.  He also received the Award of Merit from the Ontario Separate School Trustees' Association in recognition of his service as a member of the Nepean and Ottawa Separate School Boards over a period of some 36 years, during most of which he fulfilled the role of Chairman.  Friends may call at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Funeral Mass Thursday at 10 a.m. in Resurrection of Our Lord Church.  Interment, Notre Dame Cemetery.  Sincerest thanks to the staff at St. Patrick's Home and the Elisabeth Bryere Health Centre.  In memoriam donations to the charity of one's choice appreciated.

Tombstone Inscription, Notre Dame Cemetery, Carleton, Ottawa, ONT:  PETERS / Mary E. / 1899 - 1976 / beloved wife of / Francis M. / 1895 - 1990 / together forever


Alfred Pitre:  The Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, ON), Monday, 14 March 1938:  Alfred Peters - The death occurred yesterday after a lengthy illness of Alfred Peters in his 40th year.  Mr. Peters, who had been employed by the Gatineau Power Company ever since coming to Ottawa some 14 years ago, passed away at his residence, 142 Wright street, Hull.  He was born in Hope River, P.E.I.  Since coming to Ottawa he was a member of Notre Dame church, Hull, and took a keen interest in parochial affairs.  Surviving relatives include his widow, the former Valeda Desjardins; one son, Raymond Peters; two sisters, Mrs. W. Darson and Mrs. H. Darson of Charlottetown, P.E.I.; three brothers, Henry Peters of Hope River, P.E.I., Gerald Peters of Charlottetown, and F. N. Peters of Ottawa.  The funeral will be held from the residence to Notre Dame church, Hull, for requiem high mass at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday.  Burial will take place in Notre Dame cemetery.


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