Memorable Manitobans: Peter Robert Loutit (1878-1961)
Born at the RM of St. Andrews on 23 June 1878, son of John Loutit (1841-1925) and Nancy Harper (1845-1922), he married Margaretta Grant Reekie (1879-1951) at Riverside on 9 August 1905 and had seven children: Anne Marguerite “Annie” Loutit, Isobel St. Clair Loutit, John Alexander Loutit (1911-1974, husband of Evelyn ?), Ruth Elizabeth Jean Loutit (1914-2005), Muriel Roberta Loutit (1916-2000, wife of Milton E. Levant), Patricia May Loutit (1918-2006, wife of Fred J. Crookes), and Marvel Loutit (wife of Ernest Sadler).
He taught at Windsor School (?-?) and was Principal of the Central School (1910), North Ward School at Selkirk (1913-1914), Springfield School (1915), and Winnipeg Beach School (1916-1918), as well as working at remote rural schools around the province. In 1907, he was the first President of the Manitoba League of Teachers, forerunner of the Manitoba Teachers' Society, and in retirement was active in the Mentors’ Club. After 1926, he involved himself with the Gideons organization, and played lead role in founding the Winnipeg Camp of the Gideons, as well as involving himself with other Gideons projects and was recognized as “Veteran Member” by the Gideons International in Canada.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
1916 Canada Census, Library and Archives Canada.
“Crookes - Loutit,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 January 1946, page 11.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 September 1961, page 27.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Peter Crookes for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 5 November 2023