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Lewis Pitman

March 31, 1926 - February 8, 2021


Lewis William Pitman
1926 – 2021

Born in Liverpool, England in 1926, Lewis died in his home on Salt Spring Island, on the 8th February 2021.

Lewis was the second son of Frederick and Muriel Pitman. He received his early education in the city of Liverpool and in nearby Lancashire. He joined the army in 1944 and became an army pilot, and a member of the famous Glider Pilot Regiment. Later, he attended universities in England and Canada and trained to become a teacher of English.

In 1951 he married Valerie Joyce Lelliott (he claimed that he never deserved her) and they emigrated to Canada 1955, eventually living in Kenora, Welland, Hamilton, Aurora, and Blyth before retiring to beautiful Salt Spring Island. Over the years Lewis also become a distinguished potter, a health nut, a bagpiper, a keen runner, and periodically contributed articles to various newspapers. He had a full and busy life. The Pitman family became complete when they eventually had three wonderful children during the memorable sixties: Nancy Jo (1960), Andrew (1963) and Matthew (1965) all of whom were much loved, and who taught their parents more than they ever realized. Later, the family grew to include three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

There will be no service: the rest is silence.


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Haywards Funerals staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Daryl Keay
Relation: Friend of son Matthew (Matt)

Matt, I’m so sorry about the passing of you father.
My prayers go out to you and your family.
He was loved by all of you and return he loved you all.
He has started another journey in life.
The one thing that will not change.
He will always be watching over all of you.
God bless you Mr. Pitman.
Daryl Keay (Hamilton, Ontario)

From: David Wilfrid Peters
Relation: Srudent

I am very sorry that Mr. Pitman passed away. I knew him when I was a student at St. Andrew’s College.

From: Paul Seay

My English teacher at St. Andrew’s College, Aurora, ON, in 1975. Outstanding and inspiring teacher and mentor.

From: Paul Rubin
Relation: He was my teacher.

Mr. Pitman was my English teacher at St. Andrew’s College in the mid 1960’s. His encouragement and support of me as a young artist and independent thinker was sustaining in contrast to the rest of the environment there. He was very good teacher and and a very good man.

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