Moncton Times Moncton, NB
Friday, March 17th, 1978 pg 3
Mrs. E. Pitre Bathurst (Special) -
The death of Mrs. Eugenie Pitre of Toronto and formerly of Bathurst, widow of John Pitre, occurred Tuesday at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Toronto after an illness of seven months. She was 92. Born at St. Louis-de-Kent, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Auguste Leger. She was the last surviving member of a family of thirteen. She was a graduate of the Provincial Normal School in Fredericton and taught in St. Leonard and in other New Brunswick communities before coming to Bathurst in 1908. Following her marriage she continued to reside here then moved to Toronto about 27 years ago. She was employed at MacLean-Hunter, Co. Ltd, in Toronto for six years prior to her retirement. While a bathurst resident she was a member of Sacred heaart parish Council of the Catholic Women's League of Canada. She took up needlepoint as a hobby at the age of 70 and completed almost 150 articles over an 18 year period. Her husband died in 1937. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Anita France, Scarborough, Ont.; Mrs. Martin Hachey (Elise), Bathurst, Miss Irene Pitre, with whom she resided in Toronto and Mrs. Leonce Gaudet (Jeannette) Kapuskasing, Ont.; four sons Eric and Emile Pitre, both of Bathurst, Edgar Pitre, Toronto and E. Robert Pitre, Sarnia, Ont.; as well as 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The body rested at Elhatton's Funeral Home, 187 St. George Street. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral to be followed by entombment and spring burial in the parish cemetery, King Avenue.