Canadian Military Heritage Museum co-founder passes away

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A co-founder of the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford has passed away.
Derek Pite, 98, died on Friday, Oct. 12 at the Brantford General Hospital surrounded by his family.
According to Keith Ovington Funeral Home, Pite was a veteran of the Second World War and a proud supporter of military heritage. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Scotland Masonic Lodge No. 193, a co-founder and director of the Canadian Military Heritage Museum, and director of the Brant County Memorial Committee.
The museum, located at 347 Greenwich St., was established by a group of veterans and military history enthusiasts in 1993.
Pite was married to his wife Verna for 76 years and father to six.
Friends will be received at the Keith Ovington Funeral Home, 134 King St., Burford on Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Legion service will be held on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. followed by Masonic Service under the auspices of Scotland Masonic Lodge No. 193 at 6:45 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday Oct. 18, 2018 at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Holy Trinity Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations in Pite’s memory may be made to the Canadian Military Heritage Museum or the Brant Community Healthcare System Foundation.

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