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In Loving Memory of

Peter Alexander Cormier


Obituary of Peter Alexander Cormier

It is with broken hearts that the family of Peter Alexander Cormier announce his passing on September 4th, 2021, at Douglas Memorial Hospital, Fort Erie, Ontario, in his 66th year of life. Peter was the cherished husband of Patricia Caswell Cormier for 35 years. He was the beloved father of Allison Jane Cormier and her partner Shaun Kendrick and Devon Alexandra Cormier and her partner John Ferris.

He is survived by his loving parents, Peter Robert and Elizabeth Cormier and by his devoted siblings, Debra Cormier MacDonald and her husband, David, David Cormier and his wife Trudy, and William Cormier and his wife Nona. Peter will also be remembered by his Caswell family, Susan Crowe, Jamie and DeeDee Caswell, and John Caswell. Nieces and nephews who lost their treasured uncle are: Robert MacDonald, Kate MacDonald, Simon Cormier, Bailey Cormier, Danielle and Dan Boehmert, Riley Cormier and his partner Julie, Amy Cormier, Laura Lynne and Graham Schaefer, James Pew, Michael Caswell and his partner Lisa.

He is also survived by 8 great nieces and nephews, his Aunt Mary, Aunt Joyce and many cousins. Peter was predeceased by his father-in-law Harold Caswell and mother-in-law Marjory Caswell who welcomed him into their family.

Peter was a resident of Niagara Falls, Ontario, having attended Valley Way, Maple Street Schools and NFCVI. After leaving secondary school he joined the Canadian Armed Forces where he trained at CFB Cornwallis, and proudly served on HMCS “Margaree”. Peter enjoyed sharing many stories of his time at sea and of his adventures in Halifax, but his Niagara home called him back. He worked for General Motors of Canada for 31 years.

A life-long love of hockey was evidenced in his devotion to the Boston Bruins. He was also a “hockey dad”, supporting his daughters by attending every hockey and ringette game they played in. Peter served on the executive of the Niagara Falls Ringette Association for many years. Memories created with Peter will be this family’s treasured blessing. In the words of the Scottish poet, Robert Louis Stevenson, “Home is the sailor, home from the sea”.

The family extends special thanks to Geneva from Para-Med and the entire team of doctors, nurses and health care workers responsible for Peter’s care.

In accordance with Peter’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). A private family interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery. Memorial donations to McMaster Children’s Hospital – Hematology and Oncology Unit would be welcomed if so desired. Online condolences may be shared on Peter’s tribute page found at

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2 years ago

Peter was very good friend of mine. I recently heard of his passing and spoke with David and Deborah, siblings. Even though in recent years I will contact was regrettably sporadic I always liked Peter’s sense of humour and having similar sensibilities enjoyed a lifelong friendship. I was able to reach out to Betty and Bob as well. To Patty, Allison, and Devon I regret that the disability physically prevents me from extending sympathies and condolences in person. Sending hugs.
Eddie Jacobi

Caitlin Johns
2 years ago

My deepest sympathies to my second family and my best friend of all time, Devon. Peter was a second father to me and I will never forget what an amazing impact he’s had on my life. Mine and Peters relationship has always been so special, which I will cherish for a lifetime, we have been through a lot together. When I got the call of his passing, it was heart shattering, and just did not feel real, but I have to think he’s in a better place now <3 Some of my fondest memories of Peter took place at the family cottage, watching Devons ringette games and running into the Cormier home with my loud voice, always being greeted with an amazing hug and a huge smile from Peter (and of course my second mom, Mama C )
Sending so much love to the entire family,

Love, from Peters “guardian Angel” forever.

Caitlin <3

Sandra Lindsay lawson
2 years ago

dearest Peter , fondest memories of the fun times we had together here in Scotland and in Canada . So many laughs and we have the fotos to prove it. Your last time in Scotland was special and we will take the memories off then and make them last.
To Patty , Allison & Devon. The pain you are feeling is sore but in time the memories of the good times shall overtake the sorrow you all feel now.

To aunt Bessie , uncle Bob, debra , bill & David . The loss of a son and sibling is hard but as a family you will get though this difficult time.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
For auld Lang syne
Rabbie burns
RIP cousin xx

Mary Frame
2 years ago

Fond memories of Nephew Peter of when he came to the UK for the first time more than 50 years ago and we met the Family at Heathrow – a tall athletic young man with blond curly hair and a very ready smile!. After years of suffering and fighting illness, may Peter now Rest In Peace.
I send my most sincere condolences to his devoted and loving wife, Patti and to his much loved daughters,Allison and Devon, to Peter’s Mum and Dad and all his extended Family.
“Fly High withe the Angels, Peter”
Aunt Mary Frame

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Christine MacDonald
2 years ago

DeB, Dave, Rob, Kate and whole extended family. Our deepest condolences for your loss….prayers to all.
Christine, Nathan and Tyler

Donna Milojevich Oldland
2 years ago

Mr. & Mrs. Cormier, Debbie, David, and Billy … I was so saddened to hear of Peter’s passing. A piece of my heart goes with him. Memories of our childhood are so special and I believe those years were the best times of my life. We were all fortunate to continue to weave in and out of each other’s lives and a few years ago I was fortunate to have Peter introduce me to his lovely wife. quite evident by that glorious smile of his. My sincere condolences to all of Peter’s beautiful family. I send you prayers and love and a special hug for Debbie.

Jane Farrell
2 years ago

Very sad news of my cousin Peter’s passing. Heartfelt condolences to all my Canadian family. I know Peter will be sorely missed by family and friends but the good memories will help to get you through this difficult time. I have fond memories of his last visit to Scotland where we got to spend time together and have a few laughs. Peter and Patty also made us very welcome when we visited their home on our last visit to Canada. Sending love and hugs to you all Jane Farrell ❤️❤️

Sandy and Kevin Burciul
2 years ago

Our heartfelt condolences on Peter’s passing. We were honoured to spend many years with Peter while supporting our daughters while playing ringette. He wes always a kind and friendly man with an infectious smile.
We were truly honoured to know him.
Hugs to all as Peter rests in peace.
Love Kevin and Sandy Burciul

Angie Hicks
2 years ago

Very sad to hear of Peter’s passing. Remembering the fun my friend and I had with ‘The Cormier Boys’ on Jepson Street, tobogganing at the muni, snowball fights and horsing around. Rest in Peace. Angie (Campbell) Hicks.

Tammy Viozzi
2 years ago

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends.
May you all find peace in knowing he is finally resting with the wings of an angel.
Special thank you for creating Devon who is very much part of our family and loved dearly.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Memories are treasured and lasts a life time.
Peace be with you all.
Love 💘
The Viozzi/Ferris family

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Bill Pew
2 years ago

I am so very sorry to hear of Peter”s passing. He was a fine man who always enjoyed a good laugh. The world is a poorer place for the loss of people like Peter.

2 years ago

To my sweet Uncle Peter. No words can begin to describe the incredible loss we all feel in our hearts. It just doesn’t seem real.

You had an infectious smile, and your soul was constantly trying to escape through your eyes. All who knew you are so fortunate to have shared in a part of your life, and you will live on in many of our hearts.

As I reminisce about all of the fun times we’ve shared, some of my favourite memories are simply listening to you and your siblings talk about your childhood shenanigans. I still can’t believe my mom had it in her!

There are so many things about you that bring a smile to my face. A piece of me is missing without you here, but I take comfort knowing you are at peace. We all love you so much, Uncle Peter.

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Jannet Honsberger
2 years ago

“Uncle Peter” was such a wonderful man. I had the pleasure knowing him for the majority of my life. I would get so excited as a kid to visit the Cormier’s for the weekend. He would greet with you the biggest smile on his face, give you a great belly laugh and most importantly he had best hugs. Sending so much love to the families ❤️


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