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June-24-18
We have lost a wonderful human being and my condolences to the family. I have the pleasure of seeing Walter every time I come into my den as I see his picture in my graduating picture from Trent University where he was my Dean of Arts and Sciences. That was back in the day when everyone who graduated each year was in the same picture regardless of their area of study. I will miss his brilliant and welcoming smile at church and in the mall next door where we both lived as he and Ida walked hand in hand. He would have loved his memorial service. God has welcomed him home.
June-24-18
A life well lived
June-23-18
Anne, my deepest condolences to you and your family. What a full life of service and joy your father lead!! He was chair of several organizations that I have supported and felt passionate about for years.
How I wish I had known him.
The world is a better place for his having been amongst us.
May his flame live on through his linage and may his old ones welcome him home - life so well and richly lived!
June-22-18
Our heartfelt condolences Mark to you and your family - thank you for sharing Walter with the world and supporting his efforts to make positive change and inspire others.
June-19-18
The Pitmans were our neighbours in Peterborough when we lived on Homewood Ave. I remember their children taking piano lessons from my mother, and I know that my mom stayed in touch with them for many, many years after we left Peterborough for Thunder Bay. I am so sorry to hear of Walter's passing and please accept my condolences. He was a great person, a truly wonderful human being.
June-18-18
I served on the board of Project Ploughshares when Walter was our chair. His competence, enthusiasm and warmth brought a tone to the meetings that was almost celebratory. He was an exceptional human being. I am grateful for the privilege of having known him.
June-18-18
My sincere sympathy to Walter's family. He was one of the most interesting people I have ever had the pleasure to work for and a very dear friend. He will be missed.
June-18-18
I met Walter and Ida through my late partner, Joseph Carey, formerly of Peterborough. I soon grew very fond of them both. Walter's energy and enthusiasm seemed boundless. He touched many lives. I extend my sincere condolences to his family.
June-18-18
The Pitman Report of the Metro Task Force on Racism & Violence 1976-77, was adopted by Metropolitan Toronto Council in 1978. The final report was titled, Now is Not Too Late, a comprehensive set of recommendations adopted by the Metropolitan Toronto Government in 1978 laid the ground work for major institutional change requiring cooperation among governments and civil society. It was the first time a municipal government in Canada addressed the issue of race relations head on. Walter Pitman provided a blueprint for action that covered arts, social services, policing, education applying a human rights lens throughout the report. Walter Pitman made so many meaningful contributions throughout his life, not the least of which is a report which helped move the race relations agenda forward in Metro Toronto. How fortunate we all were to have Walter in our community.
June-17-18
I remember with fondness and gratitude my friendship with Walter, and of course, Ida. My only regret is that, on my move to Ottawa, our contact faded. Generous to a fault, Always optimistic, always caring for others, he was one to be depended on. My sympathy to his family.
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