After years of courageous struggle against an increasing host of health issues, John Henry Cormier—the eldest son of J. Rodolphe (Réné) Cormier and Blanche Arseneault of St. Anselme, NB—passed peacefully on the afternoon of May 24, 2022 at his Trois-Ruisseaux cottage home, with his family by his side
Born in Moncton, NB on October 23, 1947, he was a provider to those he loved: as an Architect’s Draftsman, a Carman with CNR, and as a 30+-year member of Correctional Services at Dorchester Penitentiary. Above all, John was a real-world Storybook Hero from birth to his very last days—a larger-than-life protector of all those in need. Humble and generous, he was a paragon of charity and goodwill who seemed genuinely oblivious of just how much his everyday, selfless acts of kindness forever transformed all those around him for the better.
This obituary’s selfsame (too) few words of praise for John would doubtlessly embarrass him, yet they barely scratch the surface of his Good Works. Speak to anyone who has crossed his path, and you will hear of innumerable noble deeds that sound like they were taken straight from a fairy tale… except each word is true.
There was no-one like him and there will never be anyone like him again.
He is survived by Pauline Stella LeBlanc—an equally remarkable wife whom he cherished without limits; Blanche Véronique (& Eric), Brigitte (& Jerry), and François (& Meaghan)—three quirky children he carefully cultivated with Love, Respect, and Honesty; and Jasper JonJon—a darling grandson he adored.
A funeral mass will be held at l’Église St.-Anselme on Friday June 10 at 4pm, followed by a Celebration of his Life at Passage-Chartersville’s Funeral Home’s Reception Hall. Just like John would want, all are welcome.
The family invites you to sign a book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.
Arrangements under the professional care of
Passage-Chartersville Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center,
363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB,