Memorable Manitobans: Stanislas “Stanley” Pitre (1878-1948)
Born at Bloomfield, Prince Edward Island on 29 July 1878, son of Fabien Peters (1849-1912) and Priscille Pineau (1851-1905), he received a teaching certificate in 1899 and worked as a teacher in Prince Edward Island until 1904. He moved to Winnipeg in 1905 and returned to teaching. Around 1916, he resided in the Rural Municipality of McCreary and was an educator in that area. He taught at Lac du Bonnet School (?-?) and Landerville School (?-1921). He moved to Winnipeg where he was the Principal of Glenwood School (?-?) and Windsor School (1922-?). In 1928, he moved to Lacorey, Alberta and taught at several schools in its vicinity before becoming Police Court Magistrate at St. Paul in 1941. Around 1902, he married Ursule Martin (1879-?) in Prince Edward Island and had ten children: Wilfred Theodore Pitre (1906-?), Emmanuel Fabien Pitre (1908-?), Adrian Pitre, Marguerite Rose Pitre (1910-?, wife of Mr. St. Pierre), Marie Fidelis Pitre (1912-?, wife of Mr. Lambert), Marie Stella Eujenie Pitre (1914-2004, wife of Mr. Tremblay), Marie Pitre (wife of Mr. Bouder), Florence Pitre (wife of Mr. Lefevre), Lucille Pitre (wife of Mr. Fagnau), and Therese Pitre (wife of Mr. Gacamache). He died at St. Paul, Alberta in a vehicular accident on 17 December 1948 and received an RCMP Honour Guard at his funeral. He was buried locally in the St. Paul Roman Catholic Cemetery.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.
“Laurier S.D. No. 918,” Manitoba Free Press, 10 August 1920, page 14.
“1 killed, 3 hurt in Alta. mishap,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 December 1948, page 8.
“Former Principal dies in Alberta,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 December 1948, page 10.
Cyr family tree, Ancestry.
We thank Jeff Pitre for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 18 December 2018