Elaine PittNovember 15, 1925 ~ May 25, 2016 (age 90)
To know Elaine was to know her passion for music. Born in Scotland in 1925, Elaine became a well-known lead soprano in operatic productions. She immigrated to Canada in 1953, initially landing in Dawson Creek, B.C., where she began conducting a girls choir. A strong and independent woman, Elaine moved to Stettler in 1974 at the age of 50. Not only did she build a successful music business in a new town, she established herself as an important figure in Alberta’s musical community, eventually winning the Alberta Government Achievement Award for personal excellence. While in Stettler, Elaine founded and directed “Pitt’s Pets” teen girls choir, with whom she won the National Competitive Festival of Music in 1987.
Elaine was immensely proud of her students, and found great joy in watching them grow up. Her family warmly thanks each of these individuals for playing such an important role in Elaine’s life.
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.
The Family has requested donations may be made to the:
Stettler and District Music Festival