It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Francis Gerald Cormier, 75, of Dorchester Cape, NB, son of the late Alyre and Alma (Richard) Cormier.
Francis was a devoted and caring father, grandfather, uncle and brother. He loved social gatherings with his family and friends, never needing to be the center of attention, quietly observing and/or participating in the conversation. Without hesitation, he always welcomed people in his home, cooking up his famous pancakes that were second to none. Francis was well respected in his community, and will always be remembered as a kind-hearted and gentle soul, who always saw the good in everyone. He had a wonderful sense of humour - he would begin telling what you thought was a true story; really draw you in, only to end with an unexpected, but hilarious punch line. For any do-it-yourself projects or home renovations, he always had ready advice on how to ‘do it right’.
Francis loved fishing, hunting and being in the woods. Being musically talented, he played drums in a band in his younger years and this passion continued on in his church life as he played in the weekly services.
Because he was on dialysis, Francis spent a lot of time at the George Dumont Hospital for his treatments. The doctors and nurses there loved him as he put on a brave face, never complained, always had a ready smile and really got to know them, right down to their children’s names.
Words cannot express how much he will be missed by his loving wife of 53 years, Evelyn (Estabrooks) Cormier; three adored children, Crystal (Michael) Grant, Jason (Chantal) Cormier, and Jana (Brandon) Stone; five cherished grandchildren, Hannah, Malachi, Théo, Sophia, and Louisa; as well as many nieces and nephews, extended family and close friends. He is survived by his brothers Norman (Frances) Cormier and Raymond (Wenda) Cormier.
Besides his parents, Francis was predeceased by his brothers, Ralph (Edmée) Cormier, Allan (Frances) Cormier, Edgar Cormier, and his sister, Roma (George) Fillmore.
Arrangements are under the care and supervision of Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street, Sackville (506-364-1300). Cremation has taken place and there is to be no visitation or services at this time. A celebration of Francis' life will be held at a later date to be announced.
Donations in memory of Francis would be appreciated to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.
Condolences, and sharing of memories may be sent to the family by visiting Francis’ online memorial at www.jonesfuneralhome.ca or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.