Pierre "Pete" St. Amour
January 22, 1951 – July 28, 2018
Pierre “Pete” St. Amour, a retired educator and financial consultant, died unexpectedly on July 28, 2018 at the age of 66 while in his home in Peoria, AZ.
Pete is survived by his wife, Kathryn St. Amour; his children, James and Victoria St. Amour; and his grandchildren, Aria and Devlin St. Amour. He is predeceased in death by his children, Marquez Paul and Alicia Nicole St. Amour.
Pete was born on January 22, 1951 in Long Beach, California to James and Alice St. Amour. His bachelor’s and master’s degrees were earned at Northern Arizona University, where he met his wife, Kathryn. They went on to having four beautiful children together.
Pete was a devoted father and a charitable soul. In his retirement he enjoyed caring for his grandchildren and volunteering his time with the Knights of Columbus and teaching English as a second language. His kindness and generosity brightened the lives of those around him and he will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 5:00pm and a Rosary at 6:00pm located at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary in Glendale, AZ. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, August 10, 2018 at 10:00am located at St. Helen’s Catholic Church. Donations may be offered on his behalf to St. Vincent DePaul, St. Mary’s Foodbank, or Maggie’s Place. Family invites you to share a memory of Pete at www.chapelofthechimesmortuary.com
- Kathryn St. Amour, Spouse
- James St. Amour, Son
- Victoria St. Amour, Daughter
- Aria St. Amour, Granddaughter
- Devlin St. Amour, Grandson
- Visitation Thursday, August 9, 2018
- Rosary Service Thursday, August 9, 2018
- Funeral Mass Friday, August 10, 2018
Pierre "Pete" St. Amour
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August 31, 2018
Pierre was a good and honorable person who tried his best at everything that he did. I offer my deepest sympathy to Kathy and the children and grandchildren. Know that you are, always have been, and always will be in my heart and in my prayers.
August 27, 2018
I just returned from a vacation in the Pacific Northwest to discover this sad news. Pete was one of the finest humans being I've ever known. I only regret that his family moved from Long Beach which didn't allow me to benefit from his friendship to a greater extent. I give my condolences to his family.
Regards all -- Phil.
August 22, 2018
Sad news indeed. Pete and I had been in communication but these past years it fell off. I frequently recall thinking about him and how he and his family are doing. We started corresponding back when my son was playing chess and was at a tournament down in Tucson Az. He was in fifth grade. Pete and James drove 100 miles to come visit us. We went to dinner and had a great time. That was when James was in middle school and hadn't grown to his current height. 6'5" I recall James cramped in the back of Pete's pickup jump seat. We had a great time talking about old times when life was simple as a kid growing up in the 60's. Pete was a good man and will be missed. I too send my heart felt condolences to his family.
August 21, 2018
This is very sad news. Since St Joe's reunion, Pete and I have kept in touch often. We exchanged family news and our college football opinions throughout the year. Our son's were in high school at the same time and both kids in football. We shared weekly updates on the kids teams all the way up to Brophy HS and Laguna Hills HS respective championship games.
Pete was an outstanding man, with God, family and teaching coming first in his life. My prayers and condolences to his family. He was an example for all of us, Dave McCullough
August 10, 2018
Pete was one of the nicest, most caring human being I’ve ever met. I will NEVER forget his beey big voice when he would call, “Hello Laura, this is Pete” those of you who knew him know exactly what I’m talking about. He was always on speaker phone (which made his voice even bigger) and we would talk and debate everything from politics to education - poor Kathy! She was usually in the conversation whether she wanted to be or not! I am going to miss those calls so much. Today’s service was beautiful and James, Victoria, and Kathy were so moving when doing the eulogy. Absolutely beautiful (especially with his grandkids running around!) I think Pete was pleased:) I’m blessed for having been a friend of his.
August 9, 2018
August 9, 2018
Uncle Pete was everybody's Uncle! He was just that kind of guy! Whenever you were with him, he made you feel like you were his favorite! He always had something nice to say & he was always up for a good laugh! He was just fun to be around! We were so glad that we got to see him the weekend before camping and really enjoying himself! He will be greatly missed!
Love, John & Be
August 7, 2018
Pete was our best friend. He was one of the most decent, caring, selfless people we have ever met. We loved having him over to our house for holidays and other parties. The loss of Pete leaves a big hole in our hearts. We will miss his sage advice and help through the past 25-40 years.
This year, in Pete’s honor, we will root for Norte Dame to beat Michigan in the first college football game of the season.
God bless you, Pete. You will always be in our hearts.
Michael and Harriet
Jack Van Wye
August 7, 2018
What dear, dear memories I have of Pete. Pete and I lived in the same dorm at NAU. My wife, Barbara, of 46 years also remembers Pete and his unforgettable smile and laugh. They worked together at J.C. Penney's in Flagstaff. I graduated from NAU in 1972 (the year Barbara and I got married in Prescott) and Barb graduated the following year. Ah...fond, fond memories. Pete, even after all of these years I still fondly remember you and your joking in the dorm. What a guy! It looks like you and Kathy had a wonderfully full life together from beginning to end. You must know that you will be missed by many people whose lives you touched. May you rest in peace and my your beautiful family remember all of the good times you shared with them. Love, Jack and Barbara Van Wye. Clarkdale, Arizona.
August 2, 2018
My condolences to the family Kathy James and Victoria such a sad day. I think I met Pete in 1978. Pete was a great friend, educator and cared deeply about children, 💕 he will be greatly missed my heart is saddened of his passing my prayers are for the family hugs🙏🏻.
July 30, 2018
The St. Amour family is part of our Phoenix ohana -- Thanksgiving, Montessori school, dinners out. Together, we can look at our adult kids and see them as little ones again. We loved hearing his memories of the lure of the beach in California, of growing up with just enough freedom in Samoa, of the funny moments in teaching, of falling in love with Kathy. He was a charming, gregarious man, and a great storyteller, and it honestly seems impossible that his laugh, his warm smile, and his way with words belong only in hearts and memories now. It's impossible to state how much we'll miss him. If you look at the picture we shared, it seems on the surface to be all about our wonderful children, but look in the back -- there's Pete, checking in on everyone, the rock and support of his family, always.
Much love, Tom and Linda Dooling