HONORABLE JOSEPH ALBERT PICHETTE B.A., LL. B., D.C.L., C.R.
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Originally from Campbellton, Corinne Pichette embodies the true meaning of service. Always concerned for the welfare of others, she gave of her time and effort during her 42-year career in nursing, through her generosity and volunteer work and many other activities of a charitable nature to which she devoted much of her life. Pichette is today the only survivor of four pioneering women in the field of public health in New Brunswick. After receiving her nursing diploma from the St-François d'Assise hospital in Québec, she worked as a nurse in the public and private sector in New Brunswick. She received a certificate in public health in Montreal in 1945, and eventually became the first public health nurse in the Madawaska-Victoria region, a position she enthusiastically held for 32 years. When she began, the job of a public health nurse had many of the same functions as today, but the task was more difficult because of the many contagious diseases of the time. Throughout her life, she was active in a number of volunteer organizations, including the Cancer Society, the Red Cross, and the nurses association of Madawaska. She was active in the Daughters of Isabella over a span of more than 50 years. As a musician, she was a violinist with the Edmundston Symphony Orchestra. After her retirement, she returned to Campbellton and continued to volunteer for a number of community organizations. Corinne Pichette has been a source of inspiration for several generations of public health nurses in the Madawaska-Victoria region and throughout New Brunswick. She lives a happy life devoted to the service of others. The Order of New Bruwnsick is awarded to her by Prime Minister Bernard Lord in 2003 for her services to the community. She still lives in Campbellton and loves to play numerous card games with family and friends. Click to read Corinne personal file.
Proud New-Brunswicker, Robert Pichette was born in Edmundston and is the son of Albert Pichette (New Brunswick Supreme Court Judge) and nephew of Corinne Pichette. Executive Assistant & Cabinet Director in Robichaud government, he designed the flag of New Brunswick and cowrote the White book pertaining to the official languages. A prolific Acadian author, he has produced many newspaper, à la radio and television chronicles. Mr. Pichette has been involved in heraldry and vexillology and holds the title of Dauphin Herald Extraordinary with the Canadian Heraldic Authority. He was married to Patricia Roberts-Pichette (Ecological scientist and Genealogy Author) and they have two sons. Please read his biography by following this link. Click to read Robert's personal file by acquring a free membership to this website here.