Robert Pichette, 83, of Moncton, New Brunswick, passed away on October 24, 2019 at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. Born in Edmundston, NB, on August 7, 1936, he was the son of the late Mr. Justice J. Albert Pichette and his first wife, the late Mary Ann Duncan.
He is survived by his two sons: Marc of Ottawa, ON, and Luc (Wanda Kusumajuda) of Vancouver, BC; a grandson, Alexander Ethan Pichette of Vancouver, BC, and the mother of his children, Dr. Patricia Roberts-Pichette of Ottawa, ON.
From Albert Pichette’s second marriage to Liliane Lévesque, he is survived by his half-brothers and his half-sisters: Guy of Granby, QC, Gilles (Antoinette Nowlan) of Grand Falls, NB, Marguerite (Jean-Eudes Levesque) of New Maryland, NB, Jacqueline Pichette of Moncton, NB, Françoise Pichette (Pierre Breton) of Chambly, QC, and Jocelyne of Saint-Hubert, QC; as well as several nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, and cousins, among whom Jacques Pichette of Edmundston, NB.
He was the Dean in years of service of the Canadian Association of the Sovereign, Military, and Hospitaler of Malta to which he was devoted as a Knight Grand Cross in Obedience. During decades he was also actively involved as a volunteer with New Brunswick’s Saint John Ambulance.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude towards the staff of the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont UHC for the wonderful care provided to Robert during his illness.
The family will receive condolences at Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, 88 Church Street, Moncton (858-1900) on Monday from 7 to 9 pm and Tuesday from 10 am until time of departure (10:50). The funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Assumption Cathedral, 220 St. George Street, Moncton on Tuesday October 29 at 11 am. Interment will be at a later date in the Immaculate Conception cemetery in Edmundston. In memory of Robert, a donation to a charitable organisation of the donor’s choice or to the Moncton Cathedral Foundation would be appreciated.
Words of comfort and donations can be made at www.frenettefuneralhome.com