Lt Peter Joseph “Joe” Birrette (Ret’d)

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    We regret to advise of the death of  Lieutenant Peter Joseph “Joe” Birrette (Ret’d) of Lower L'Ardoise, NS on 28 June 2002 in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, NS at the age of 80 years.

    Joe was a veteran of the Second World War and served with the Royal Canadian Engineers in Europe.  After the war, he worked as an engineer on projects including the restoration of the Fortress of Louisbourg and the Alexander Graham Bell HD4 Hydrofoil. He was a past commodore of Dobson Yacht Club.

    Visitation will be held on 2 July from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM followed by a funeral at 2:00 PM, both in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise, with interment following in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Izaak Walton Killam (IWK) Health Centre in Halifax, NS.  {dcApr17gd}[zsd, zpp]