Posted: October 19th, 2017

Denise Marcelle Bazin was born on August 16, 1929  in Notre dame de Lourdes, Manitoba.  She was the  second child of Joseph Bazin and Mercedes Lafrenière and had two brothers and 5 sisters.   In 1951, Denise married the love of her life, Roger Pittet.  They would move to Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan in 1957 to open a Macleods hardware store.  It was there that they raised their four children, Paulette, Gerard, Ronald and Michel.  Denise loved music and played the piano and organ.  She sang alto in many choirs over the years.  For over 27 years  she  played the organ at the church for  Christmas, Easter, funerals, weddings and many Sunday masses. She had many hobbies.  She was an excellent seamstress and could always be called on to do an emergency alteration.  She also spent many hours knitting, crocheting fancy tablecloths, hardanger and cross-stitch.  She also loved jigsaw and crossword puzzles.

Denise and Roger built a new house in 1964 and did much of the work themselves.  Denise could handle a hammer and a bench saw and there wasn’t much she wouldn’t tackle.  They would live in that house for 49 years and when Roger’s eyesight and health failed him, she became the plumber, the repairman and even the electrician.  In the early 70’s they purchased a lot at Thomson Lake and spent many happy years there, improving the cottage and adding on to it.  It was there that they received many of their children and grandchildren, relatives and friends.  They loved to golf.  It was during that time that they purchased a property in Mesa, Arizona where they spent many winters.  Roger and Denise moved to Swift Current in 2013 to be closer to some of their children but a part of them would always remain in Gravelbourg.

Denise became a devoted care-giver when Roger’s health failed him.  She was his eyes, his legs and a most loving and patient wife.  They were the poster children for long and lasting love, having been married for nearly 65 years.  Denise spent the last days of life at the Meadows Care Home in Swift Current.  A resident of House 14 her and her family received wonderful care.  She passed away peacefully on October 17, 2017.  Denise is survived by her four children, Paulette (Bert) Legault, Gerard Pittet, Ronald (Sue) Pittet and Michel  Pittet,(Laurie Kerr ) 8 grandchildren, Joël Legault, Brigitte Legault (Dylan Kunz), Jean-Paul Pittet (Renée Strand), Alyssa Pittet (Craig Nieuwstad), Vanessa Friesen (Tyler Friesen) , Michelle Pittet (Paul Blais), Danica Pittet (Aaron Martens ) and Nicole Pittet (Mike Czapla ), 5 great-grandchildren, Felicity Kunz, Mercedes Kunz, Emily Handley, Ziyah Pittet. and Dominique Blais.  The funeral mass was held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. from Our Lady of Assumption Cathedral in Gravelbourg, SK.  The interment took place at Mount Pleasant Burial Park, Swift Current, SK.  For further information or to sign the family book of condolences, visit www.parksidefuneralhome.com.  Arrangements are in care of Parkside Memorial Funeral Home – Ryan Cappelle

10 Condolences to “PITTET – DENISE MARCELLE (nee Bazin)”

  1. Roger & Christiane (Bazin) Sala says:

    To the Pittet and Bazin family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May all the good memories you have of Denise help you through this sad time. Condolences to you all.

  2. Denis & Lea Badiou says:

    Although we didn’t see each other as often as we’d like due to living provinces away, it was always fun to meet and spend time with the Pittet family. It was not long ago that we said goodbye to Oncle Roger and now Tante Denise will rest will also be home with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. It is difficult to let our loved ones go, but we can solace in the peace that they have reached in the next journey.

  3. Marc Bazin says:

    Sympathie a les familles Pittet et Bazin.

  4. Eugene LaRocque says:

    Would like to pass on condolences to the Pittet family, I’m sorry I’m unable to attend but my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have very fond memories of your Family and The town of Gravelbourg and College Mathieu

  5. Janet and Roger Loiselle says:

    we were so shocked and saddened to hear of Denise’s passing. Please know that we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Allen & Lorraine Grenier says:

    It is with a tear in our eye but a heart full of wonderful Bazin family memories that we bid ‘notre dernier adieu’ to chere Tante Denise. Indeed it brings comfort to know that she has been reunited with Oncle Roger. Recevez nos sinceres sympathies. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Lorraine and Allen Grenier says:

    It is with a tear in my eye but a heart full of wonderful Bazin family memories that we bid ‘notre dernier adieu’ to chere Tante Denise. Indeed it brings comfort to know that she has been reunited with Oncle Roger. Recevez nos sinceres sympathies. You are in our thoughts and in our prayers.

  8. S Claudette Lemyre says:

    Chers Paulette, Gérard, et Michel,
    La photo de votre Maman la montre bien comme je l’ai connue: souriante, prête à embrasser la vie de toutes ses forces. Je me souviens quand j’allais faire du “babysitting” chez vous; quand nous travaillons ensemble pour les Guides et Jeannettes; quand elle accompagnait le dimanche à la messe…Denise était agréable avec tout le monde. J’entends son rire merveilleux. Quelle bonne personne! Du ciel, elle continuera à veiller sur vous. je vous embrasse,


    Extending our sympathy to the family at this time of loss. Please know we are thinking of you at this time
    of sorrow.

  10. Guy et Lili says:

    Sincères sympathies aux families Pittet et Bazin.

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