Pitt, Elaine: Lifelong passion for music and history

Written by ECA Review


Elaine Pitt, a long-time resident of Stettler, passed away on May 25, 2016. She will be best remembered for her eloquence and lifelong passion for music.

Born in Scotland in 1925, Elaine was a well-known lead soprano in operatic productions. After immigrating to Canada she became an important figure in, and ardent advocate of, Alberta’s musical community, eventually winning the Alberta Government Achievement Award for personal excellence.

Notably, Elaine founded and directed a girls choir, with whom she won the National Competitive Festival of Music in 1987.

Aside from her musical pursuits, Elaine was known for her keen interest in world history, her profound thoughtfulness and her many adventures with her closest friend, Virginia Brennen.
Elaine will be dearly missed by her daughter, Rhonda (Scott) Temple; grandchildren, Cory (Danielle) Temple and Jill Temple; siblings, Ray (Don) Clancy and Moray Stewart; and countless others throughout western Canada that were touched by her music.

A Celebration of Life will be held June 26, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Stettler Legion Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Stettler Music Festival Association, Box 2031, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0.

Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.brennenfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Stettler.  Box 193, Stettler, AB  T0C 2L0.  403-742-3315.

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