Clyde Pitman

Clyde Rupert Pitman

Sunday, October 23rd, 1927 - Saturday, September 21st, 2019
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PITMAN, Clyde Rupert – passed away peacefully at age 91, surrounded by family, on September 21, 2019 in Yarmouth Regional Hospital.
He was born October 23, 1927, to the late Rupert and Bertha (Foote) Pitman, in Yarmouth.
He married the love of his life, Marion (nee Smith) Pitman on June 20, 1957, and was close by her side for their 62 years of marriage, even living in the care home together in their later years.

Clyde and Marion raised their three children, Roger (Betty Landry), Lynn (Wyman), and Dale, at their family home in Brooklyn.
“Grampie” showed his tender side to his three grandchildren, Meaghan (Wangsgaard), Tom, and Tyler (Wyman), and his great-granddaughter, Bianca (Wangsgaard). He was also survived by many nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.

He was a farmer and gardener for many years and he loved working with his horses. He worked away from the farm in Yarmouth as a stevedore at the ferry terminal and truck driver with Yarmouth Concrete and Gravel before retiring from Marine Atlantic in 1989.
He was a devout Baptist and held the position of Deacon at Brooklyn Church. He was also a lifetime member of the IOOF and member of a local bowling league for many years. He was a voracious reader, especially of non-fiction books and Western novels. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed walks in the woods, hunting, gardening, and camping trips in the RV.

His favourite pastime was playing cards and cribbage, and he was always chasing that elusive perfect 29 hand. He spent many afternoons with cards in hand, sharing stories and laughter with friends and loved ones. He often won the hand, but when he didn’t, you could hear him joke, “You fellers don’t play right!” His infectious smile, easy laugh, and playful sense of humour will be sorely missed.
Clyde was the last surviving member of his immediate family and, besides his parents, was predeceased by his sisters, Alice Earle, Winona Earle, Joyce Stoddard, Elizabeth and Evelyn; and brother, Bowman.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 1 to 2pm in Sweeny’s Funeral Home Chapel, immediately followed by his funeral at 2pm with Rev. A.D. “Bill” Newell officiating.

A private family interment will follow in Brooklyn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the Brooklyn Cemetery Fund or the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel
    567 Main Street
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  • Service

    Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 2:00pm
    Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel
    567 Main Street
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    Rev. A.D. "Bill" Newell
  • Interment

    Brooklyn Cemetery
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Barb Knock

Posted at 09:10am
Our condolences to the family. I think of Clyde and I see a smile. Wonderful memories. George is traveling in NewFoundland and asked me to let you know he is thinking of you at this time. God be with you all.

Debbie Pitman Dorcas

Posted at 07:51pm
I’am so sorry to hear of uncle Clyde’s passing. My condolences to aunt Marion, Roger,Dale, and Lynn. I know that uncle Clyde will be greatly missed..

sue pitman

Posted at 08:53pm
So sad to hear of Clyde's passing. I remember his infectious smile and the little laugh that seemed to bubble out of him without effort. My deepest condolences to his family. He will be missed.

Glenn Pitman

Posted at 01:40pm
It is with sadness that we learn of Cousin Clyde's passing. I remember him from my youth as being always around and always joking about something. He livened up a room whenever he entered. Both Mary Ann and I remember him dropping in at Dad and Mom's house when we were home visiting and always coming to say hello and welcoming us back to Brooklyn. Our condolences to the family, we know that Clyde will be greatly missed.

Anne & Dave Churchill

Posted at 05:53pm
It's hard to find words at a time like this, but please know we're praying for all of you . Anne & Dave Churchill

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