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The Honourable Justice Romain William Michael Pitt

September 29, 1935April 29, 2020

The Honourable Justice Romain William Michael Pitt was born on September 29, 1935 in Grenville, Grenada, West Indies and passed away on April 29, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the age of 84 years.

Romain was the beloved husband of Amabelle Pitt.

He is the loving father of Jennifer (Bill), Kevin, and Tracy.

Cherished Grandfather of Alexandra and Michael.

The retired justice had a long and distinguished career as a lawyer and judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He received many distinguished honours, served on many boards and made many significant contributions to the law and community.

He will be loved, deeply missed and forever remembered by all of his family and friends.

The Pitt family greatly appreciate your condolences at this difficult time. Due to the current COVID – 19 restrictions the funeral service for the late Romain Pitt will remain private.

If desired, donations in Memory of Romain may be made to the Toronto General Hospital.

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Marcus Snowden

May 26, 2020

To the Pitt family:
It was always an honour and pleasure to appear before Justice Pitt whether in chambers or in open court. One of his decisions is still cited in my area of practice as a pithy statement of the law on a contractual clause. A fine, well-read and fair jurist, he was an exemplar to our profession regardless of race, colour or creed and he will be missed but well-remembered. My sincere condolences on your loss.
Marcus Snowden, Snowden Law Professional Corporation

Junette Douglin

May 12, 2020

Dear Amabelle and Family,

We just heard of Romain and your son-in-law's passing. We are deeply saddened by your loss and are thinking of you during this time of sorrow. We will keep you and Jennifer in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Junette and Margaret Douglin

Tammy Mercier

May 11, 2020

Dear Mrs. Pitt and Tracy and Kev,
I wish you all my deepest condolences for your loss. Your loss is immense and I pray that in time you all see the amazing gifts you all have in your memories and with each other. Love for you all today and every day after, Tammy

Alf Kwinter

May 11, 2020

To the Pitt Family.
I want to extend my sincere condolences to Romain’s family. We were next door neighbours for a number of years when my first office was beside the Lindsay & Pitt firm at 360 Bloor St. Always a true pleasure whenever we would meet to chat. Romain was a wonderful man, a fine lawyer and a great judge. We will miss him.

Ou Hingwan Family

May 9, 2020

Sincere condolences to Amabelle and family. Introduced through a mutual friend, Joyce and I were welcomed by Romain and Amabelle in ‘67. We will always cherish the pre-Caribana “gatherings” at your place in the early years. As well, those “fishing trips” that bore more conversations than fish - Romain had a positive spirit and was an exceptional conversationalist. He was our Advocate until his appointment as Ontario Supreme Court Judge. He will be missed – as a friend, forward thinker and true gentleman.

Sincerely,
Gilbert and Joyce and the Ou Hingwan family.

Karin & Bernard Simon & Fresco

May 9, 2020

Dear Mrs Pitt and Family:
Sincere condolences to you Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
It was an honour and pleasure to have interacted with Judge Pitt.
He always seemed to have a ready smile and laugh, and his generosity of spirit was always evident.
I remember the time he interrupted his visual examination exclaiming "I have to go now - I have to get to the cricket game"
We wish you strength at this time
Sincerely,
Karin Simon & Bernard Fresco

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Eliza Gibson-Simon

May 8, 2020

Dearest Tracy, Mrs. Pitt and Family, we were so saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved father and husband. I will always fondly remember the surprise, delight and relief in our dads' faces on that Via Rail platform when they realized we had coincidentally become friends in residence at McGill; so beginning the next generation of friendship. We are thinking of you all, sending you our love and deepest condolences.

John Wilkins

May 7, 2020

Prayers and condolences to the family.
Romain and I crossed paths in practice. It was not until Romain was on the
court that I got to witness and enjoy his depth of character and rich sense
of humour. He truly enjoyed telling me about his cases. He always seemed to attract strange and interesting cases that were fun to discuss. He took great pleasure in educating me about the two greatest things, Grenada and cricket, in particular West Indies cricket and the famous cricketers of history. He actually made the game exciting and the rules interesting.
Romain was a scholar, a leading lawyer and a wise, patient and kindly
Judge who will be missed by all who knew him.
John Wilkins

Alf Kwinter

May 7, 2020

To the Pitt Family
I was saddened to read about Romain’s passing. For a number of years my office was right next door to the Lindsay & Pitt law firm at 360 Bloor W.
Romain was a wonderful guy , a fine lawyer and a great judge. He will be missed. My deepest condolences.
Alf Kwinter

University College

May 6, 2020

The University College community at the University of Toronto mourns the passing of distinguished alumnus The Honourable Romain Pitt.

For his trailblazing contributions to Canadian law, he was honoured with the University College Alumni of Influence Award in 2015.

He remained an enthusiastic member of the College community, attending a student-alumni dinner as recently as last fall. He remarked that he enjoyed interacting with students because it kept his mind sharp.

This loss is keenly felt at University College and we extend our deepest sympathies to the Pitt family.

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