Robert James Pictou
1939 - 2024
Robert James Pictou
Visitation Information
Thursday, May 23rd in Paqtnkek and Friday, May 24th in Potletek
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday May 25, 2024
Service Time
Service Location
St. Peter's Church - St. Peters, Nova Scotia
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It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father Robert James Pictou, 85 of Potlotek , NS, at home surrounded by his children on May 17, 2024.

Born on March 06, 1939 in Clyde River, NS, he was the son of the late Francis Pictou of Clyde River, and Amy Rhyno of Shubenacadie. 

Robert had many loves including watching WWE on Sunday nights, traveling to Maine to visit family & friends, and attending as many powwows as possible where he would always flag carry. He loved sitting in his chair listening to his favourite country music and listening to morning prayers. He always had a laugh and hug to share to anyone who was around along with telling his many life stories.

Robert attended the Shubenacadie Residential School for 6 years where he lost his culture from the ages of 6-12 years old.  He also attended Indian Day School.

Robert is survived by his children; Marie Pictou (Dave), Robert Phillip Pictou (Anna), and Christopher Pictou, all of Paqtnkek; Robert John Pictou,  British Columbia; Francis Pictou,  Dartmouth, Massachusetts; Audrey Julian (Warner), Eskasoni; Wosowech Pictou (Taylor), and Kulokowech Pictou (Andle) of Potlotek; step-children, David Gould (Lisa), New York; Patricia Paul (Richard), Potlotek; Mary Rose Watts, Truro; and Phyllis Prosper, Whycocomagh. He had 70 grandchildren, 75 great grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-great-grandchildren,

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his wives, Annie Mary Francis, Paqtnkek; and Susanna Isaac, Potlotek; brother, Francis Pictou, Maine, sisters; Lillian, Minnesota; Betty, California; Mary Ellen Robinson, Shubenacadie; children, Virginia Sue Pictou and Darrell Anthony Pictou, Maine; Carl Gould, Potlotek; Agnes Gould, Membertou; David Bryan Francis, Paqtnkek; and Yvonne Lorraine Sack, Shubenacadie.

Visitations will begin Thursday May 23, 2024, at 12pm in the residence at #4 Dillon St., Paqtnkek.   Friday visitation will be held at 2pm in Kateri Tekakwitha Chapel HWY# 4, Potlotek. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday May 25th in St. Peter’s Church, St. Peters, at 1pm, with Father Elliott O’Neal presiding. Burial will take place at a later date.

A Salite will be held at the Potlotek Community Centre in Potlotek following the Mass.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish.  Online condolences:



Robert James Pictou