Enoϊl Guy “Noёl” Cormier, 86, of Villa Providence in Shediac and formerly of Amirault Street in Dieppe, passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday, December 26, 2021, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Dieppe (St-Anselme), on July 23, 1935, he was the youngest son of the late Edouard and the late Alberta Cormier (LeBlanc).
Noёl was a Locomotive Engineer and retired in 1993 from CN and Via Rail with 37 years of service. He was one of the lucky people who could do a job he loved and the excitement of being at the controls of those engines never wore off. He was also a plasterer and bricklayer by trade. He was an avid walker and before his long struggle with Alzheimer’s he was a familiar sight in the morning on Amirault Street along the Chartersville Marsh. He was well known in the Dieppe community and had been very involved in local hockey clubs in his youth. Noёl loved spending summers at their cottage in the Bluff, going to the beach with his wife Pat, bicycling to Shediac and Pointe-du-Chêne wharf and spending time in his vegetable garden. Every spring, on a sunny May day, he and his good friend and neighbor Oscar Gaudet, would prepare their gardens together for a new season. It was always an enjoyable time of lively conversation and friendly competition.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patricia “Pat” Whalen (Cormier) of Shediac; his stepson, Chief Warrant Officer John Fougère (Retired) and his wife Debra Belisle of Cold Lake, AB; his two granddaughters: Tanya Fata (Fiore “JR”) and Jennifer Fougère (Mark Mutch) and four great grandchildren: Micheal, Mystyn, Ayanna and Calysta all of St. Albert, AB. He is also survived by a brother: Rhéal Cormier (Nora) of Moncton.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister: Noёlline Gallant and a brother: Roland Cormier.
I would like to say how much I appreciate the care and compassion shown to Noёl by the staff and volunteers at Villa Providence during his 4 years stay. I am truly grateful for your dedication.
According to his wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service.
Rest in Peace Noёl, your long journey is over.
The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.
Funeral arrangements under the professional care of
Passage Funeral Co-operative and Cremation Centre
3754, Route 134, Shediac Bridge, NB, E4R 1T3
Tel: (506) 532-1050