Sainte Anne, Glou. Co., NB - Mr. George Pitre, of Sainte Anne, Bathurst NB, passed away peacefully at home on May 4th, 2020 at the age of 85. Born in Sainte Anne, he was the late son of John and Mary (Aubé) Pitre.
George is survived by his wife Vivian (Kerry) Pitre, her two daughters Jennifer (Kevin) Maclean and Trisia (Iohann) Doiron. His children Roger and Danny (Colette). His grandchildren, Nicolas (Demy), Renée (Cedric) Arseneau, Dylan and Emily. Also, one great grandchild Benjamin. His step grandchildren Maxime, Alexandre, Rosalie, Jaxx and Elizabeth.
He is survived by his brother Leo (Paula) Pitre, also by his six sisters Anita Poirier, Anna Bertin, Lorraine (Alain) Gravel, Yvonne (George) Saulnier, Brigitte (Raymond) Gosselin, Simonne (Roger) Daigle.
He was predeceased by his first wife Theresa (Lavigne) Pitre, his son Vincent and daughter Marie, his brothers Richard, Alphée and sister Jeanette.
He was born and raised and went to school in Sainte Anne. From horse and buggy selling butter in town with his mom to modern day Bathurst. As a young man he worked at the Sanatorium and Model farm, cutting pulp wood and gardening and he also worked in tobacco fields in Ontario. He worked in Eliot Lake, Ontario at the Stanrock Uranium Mine. George was married to Theresa Lavigne in 1953, they had 2 children Roger and Danny. He moved back to NB in 1965 and worked at the Bathurst Mine, as a foreman until he retired in 1990. Theresa passed away on April 20th, 1999.
He married his second wife Vivian on September 9th, 2000. They still lived at the family farm in Sainte Anne where they shared their love of raising cattle, horses, sheep and many other animals.
George was happiest while working the farm. He will be remembered for his hard work ethic, love of farming and animals, his sleigh rides with his team of Belgian horses, his sense of humor and the love he had for his family.
He will be deeply missed and never forgotten by his family, friends, pets and all who knew him.
There will be a celebration of his life at a later date. Donations in memory of George may be made to a charity of the donors choice. Arrangements are in the care of Elhatton’s Funeral Home (www.elhatton.com), Bathurst.