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Earl J Petite

Passed 12/28/2021

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Obituary For Earl J Petite

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Earl J. Petite in his 92nd year, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Burin, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Captain Michael Petite and the late Alice Maude (Brown).
He emigrated to Canada in 1932, with parents and two older brothers, Frank and Chesley, arriving in Yarmouth, where he spent his childhood.
He moved to Halifax in the early 1950s, where he began a career working in sales, ending up as a business owner.
A man who was always social, nothing gave him more pleasure than being surrounded by his grandchildren and great-grand daughter. He also enjoyed watching many different sports, with the Toronto Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers being his particular favourites. He often fondly recalled the trips taken across the country and the USA, back in the ‘70s with the Airstream, travelling with his family.
He is survived by partner, Della Allen; children, Kathy, Michael, Patricia (Kirk) and Gregory (Joanne); grandchildren, Nick, Wesley (Alexa), Brandon (Bri), Liam (Caitlin) and Nathan (Rachel); step-grandchildren, Cate and Maura; great-granddaughter, River Anne; a nephew and several nieces.
He was predeceased by first wife and mother of his children, Nina (Joey) (DeWolfe); second wife, Martha (Riddle); his parents, Alice (Brown), Captain Michael Petite and his brothers, Captain Frank Petite and Chesley Petite.
A celebration of life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

To live in the hearts we leave is not to die. – Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet

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  • 01/15/2022

    Dear Kathy, Mike, Trish and Gregory, How very sorry Gord and I were to hear of your Dads passing. What a great boss he was to Gord and the stories they recalled were unbelievable.! We loved the visits to the garage on Bayview and the laughs---I can see him now giving his pants a hitch and laughing!!!!! We have great memories of your Mum and Dad at the NCR parties. It certainly was an honour and pleasure to have known such a wonderful gentleman. Our sincere sympathy to all the family, he certainly will be missed. Sincerely, Sue and Gord Wetmore

  • 01/06/2022

    Our hearts are with all of Earl's families as we read today of his passing. Please know that we are thinking fondly of you all. Hugs to everyone. Love from Wendy Tamko & Cynthia (Rosie) Beaudin

  • 01/06/2022

    So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was a Dear Soul, we have wonderful memories of him. Please know you are in our thoughts& prayers, at this sad time. Gerry Hartlen & Family

  • 01/06/2022

    Greg and Michael I am sad to read that you have lost your father. I am sure that the love and caring of your extended family and friends will help all through these difficult times. Sincerely, Eleanor MacDonald

  • 01/05/2022

    To the Petite Family. I was sad to read of your dad's passing. Please accept my condolences. Earle was a dear friend to my mother and they enjoyed many times together. Sending prayers for strength and peace at this difficult time, Judi Goodwin-Kedy

  • 01/05/2022

    Greg and Joanne and all of the Petite family, we are so sorry for the loss of your dad. He sounded like a man who knew his mind and was lucky to have you all in his life for so long! Sincere condolences to you all! Mike and Cindy Fulmore

  • 01/05/2022

    Kathy, Mike, Tishe and Greg: We were so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I have so many wonderful memories of both your mom and dad that have stayed with me over these many years. Tom and I send you our heartfelt condolences and we hope that in a small way they help you through these difficult days. Sending you all our love. Debby Farnell Rudolph

  • 01/05/2022

    Sending condolences to all the family. Always friendly & jovial - Earl will be remembered fondly -- Ramona Derbyshire (nee Pohl) & partner Joe Lewis

  • 01/05/2022

    Kathy, Tishe and family, our deepest condolences. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Steve and Joe

  • 01/05/2022

    Sorry to read about Earl's passing, we all have memories of your father. Our sincere condolences to you and your families. Verena, Brian, Glenn & Karen

  • 01/05/2022

    Tishe, Mike, Greg and Kathy: My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Through my mid-teens, late-teens, being Tishe's friend, I spent many a time at 9 Bayview Drive, with Mr. Petite telling jokes and hearing his laughter. I would see him throughout the years, usually at some shopping establishment and we would stop for a quick chat. He was a kind, upstanding man who you could help but like very much. He will be missed. I am sure Mrs. Petite was there to meet him saying "What took you so long", that is what I like to believe. Regards, Shelly Wright (Legere)

  • 01/05/2022

    To the Petite family my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you on the passing of your Dad. With deepest sympathy to you all. Bernie Bagnell

  • 01/04/2022

    Kathy, Michael, Patricia & Gregory, so sorry to read about your Dad's passing. Always so nice to see his friendly face, catch up, or share a little story about the past. Thinking of you all. Elizabeth Hartlen (Cornelius)

  • 01/04/2022

    Thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time....we lost an icon

  • 01/04/2022

    Tishe, Kirk & Family: So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • 01/04/2022

    I remember Earl's laugh. He loved life and especially loved his family. When he and Martha met they were like 16 year olds. Martha was a close friend of mine at the time. They were so happy to have met. I told her allowing love to enter did not mean her other love (late husband) had to exit. ..her heart had room for both of them. Jeanne McIsaac ( was Thomas) Jeannemcisaac@eastlink.ca

  • 01/04/2022

    To Earl's family and friends - my sincere condolences. I remember well our family times camping with the Petites at Smileys Intervale Park in Brooklyn. My parents were friends with Earl and Joey and often reminisced fondly of times spent together. Both my folks are gone now too - Dad Al in 2000 and Mom Faye the past October in 2021. One memory that we never forgot was when Earl and Joey were getting ready to head back home to Clayton Park and poor Joey got hit with the discharge from the holding tank while trying to connect up the hose at the dumping station! Mike & Greg - you know Al, Faye, Joey and Earl are having a cool drink in an eternal campground somewhere in the cosmos. Regards, Don Graham. South Shore NS

  • 01/04/2022

    Our sincere sympathy is sent to all the family. Geff & Faye Singleton

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