Lindsay Pitcher

Lindsay Garfield Pitcher

Thursday, September 28th, 1933 - Thursday, August 20th, 2020
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We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Lindsay Garfield Pitcher, 86, on August 20th, 2020. Lindsay was born on September 28th, 1933 in Old Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, NL. Son of the late Ralph & Edith (Hodder) Pitcher, he was pre-deceased by sons Brian, Gary, and David and brothers Weston and Edgar. Lindsay is survived by Ellen, his wife of 61 years, son Robert [Jackie], sister Annie [King], grandsons Christopher and Alexander Pitcher, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Lindsay was the first member of his village to go to college. He attended Memorial University in 1950/51 and taught school in several Newfoundland villages for 2 years before striking out for Toronto in 1952, where he worked for CP Rail and a number of other companies. He met his loving and caring wife Ellen [nee Rasmussen] in 1957, and a year and a half later they were married and starting a family. In 1968, Lindsay accepted a position as the Maritimes' sales representative for Federal Bolt and Nut, DOCAP Corporation and Automotive Hardware. The young family moved several times before settling in Cole Harbour and later St Margaret's Bay, NS, and after 27 years of loyal service, he retired in 1991. Lindsay was a dedicated member of United Commercial Travelers (UCT) since 1972, serving on local counsel and becoming Supreme Chaplain in 1991-92 during the tenure of Supreme Councillor, the late Peter Sworin.

Lindsay loved fishing and hunting and spent many a day in his little Cape Islander fishing boat on St Margaret's Bay in the fog. One of his fondest memories was a helicopter trip with his nephew, Kevin King, to fish for salmon in Labrador.

Lindsay & Ellen traveled extensively through the USA, Caribbean, Europe, and Canada, including two road trips to Alaska and many winters in Florida. While his favourite vacation spot was Barbados, where he and Ellen made their annual trips, his most memorable trip was to Australia and New Zealand with his brother Edgar and his wife Daphne. During their travels they met many wonderful people with whom they kept in touch and remain great friends to this day.

We are forever grateful for the kindness and compassion we received from the QE II Palliative Care staff, the VON, the personal care workers at ParaMed, and many friends and family who made a tremendous difference during his final days. Cremation will take place shortly and there will be a COVID-19 compliant church service at St Peter's Anglican Church, Birch Cove, by invitation only. Online condolences available at
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Terry Ferrier

Posted at 01:29pm
I'll always remember Lindsay as a kind and friendly man loved by his family and friends.
My condolences go out to Ellen, son Robert (Jackie )Pitcher and family.

Roy & Jeannette Hodder

Posted at 07:36am
Ellen and family,
Our condolences. Aunt Margurite has been in touch and keeping us up to date.
Remembering with a smile the van that Lindsay had made into a camper.

Roy and Jeannette

Blaine & Evelyn Barrie.

Posted at 10:55pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Ruth Sawlor

Posted at 02:57pm
Ellen and Family please accept my condolences concerning Lindsay’s passing. I just heard about it today.
So sorry. We had a lot of fun together in our younger days.
Stay well and safe.

Ruth Sawlor

Terry Costantino

Posted at 01:26pm
Aunt Ellen, Robert and Jackie. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. Lindsay was a very special person who will be greatly missed by so many. I'm sure it will be lovely service tomorrow and I'll be thinking of all of you. Since I can't be with you, sending you a virtual hug and all my love.

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