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Date of Passing: Sep 11, 2017

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HENRI PITTET Peacefully at Foyer Valade, on Monday, September 11, 2017, Mr. Henri Pittet, of Somerset, Manitoba, passed away at the age of 71 years. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Lisa (Oliver), Marc (Colleen), Aimée (Philip) and Mélanie (Derek); grandchildren: Frank, Lewis, Guy, Gabe, Nolan, Leif, Soren, Sofie and Elodie. Also left to mourn are his brothers and sister, Gerald (Jeannine), Lorraine (Ron), Roland (Donna), Normand (Carmel); in-laws, Jacqueline (Murray), Elliette (Denis), Lise (Alan), Claude (Donna), Ginette (Aynsley) and Alice; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Henri was predeceased by his wife Marina Pittet (née Lafrenière), his brother Léo Pittet, his parents Aimé and Marie (née Muller), parents-in-law Roland and Claire Lafrenière and sister-in-law Anita. Henri was a man who made a lasting impression beginning with his birth at the Hubbell Siding grain elevator during a prairie winter storm. He strove for excellence in all he did and was known throughout the region for his incredible wrist shot in hockey and his artwork. He established friends far and wide through his flooring business, sports, fishing and art. Henri was an accomplished artist whose paintings depict the Canadian landscapes he explored as an outdoorsman and photographer. A self-taught artist, Henri faced the challenges of colour-blindness and Parkinson's disease, yet he continued to paint until he could no longer hold a brush. Above all Henri was a devoted husband to the love of his life, Marina. Any colour that was missing from his vision was brought to life by his wife. Their four children are forever inspired by the deep love Henri and Marina shared. The family would like to thank the staff at ActionMarguerite Valade for their patience, professionalism and compassion. Funeral services will be held in the Notre Dame de la Nativité Roman Catholic Church in Somerset, Manitoba on Monday, September 18, 2017. Eulogy and video tribute at 1:30 p.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 2:00 p.m., with Father Paulin Akpapupu officiating. Interment will take place after mass at the Somerset Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Canada Manitoba Region, 414 Westmount Dr., Winnipeg MB R2J 1P2. Adam's Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 204-248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326. For more information and condolences, please visit

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 14, 2017

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • My sincerest condolences to the Pittet families on the passing of Henri. He was quite the artist, as depicted in the showing of his paintings. May he rest in peace, and he will be remembered in my prayers. - Posted by: Ida Worsnop (Boulet) (School friend) on: Sep 18, 2017

  • I have fond memories talking to Henry about paintings when he was behind the meet counter at his Dad's Red & White store. Later we joined together several times displaying our paintings at Polo Park, Thompson, Unicity Mall and at the Convention Centre. I once remember in Polo Park during an Art Show, he had bought a new suit. He asked me what I thought. I replied "Henry, it's really nice, but I must say the pants do not match. As you know he could not tell the difference between blue, purple and orange. The jacket he bought was blue but the pants were purple. There are so many stories that I will remember Henry for that will remain in my basket of fond memories. He will be missed. Hubert Theroux - Posted by: Hubert Theroux (friend ) on: Sep 14, 2017

  • Sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers. - Posted by: Della (Labossiere) Desrochers (Friend) on: Sep 14, 2017

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