RICHIBUCTO, NB – It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Philias Cormier, 92, of Richibucto, at his home on Monday, October 12, 2020. Born in Richibucto, he was the son of the late Edmond Cormier and late Alma (Richard) Cormier.
Phil was employed as a plumber, electrician, propane installer, appliance repairman and carpet installer at Lounsbury’s in Richibucto for 39 years. In 1969, he bought his first skate sharpening machine and thoroughly enjoyed his passion, making many many friends of skaters from miles around who appreciated his knowledgeable attention. All were disheartened by his decision to retire in October 2020, after 59 years of devoted service.
Phil will be sadly missed by his three children, Monique Daigle (Norman) of Aldouane; sons, Jean-Paul Cormier of Richibucto and Jean-Claude Cormier of Rexton; grandson, Marcel Daigle of Aldouane; granddaughter, Natasha Cormier of Saint John and great granddaughter, Kahli Ketcheson of Galloway, along with many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by one brother, Timmy Cormier of Rexton and one sister-in-law, Thérèse Cormier of Galloway.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife and mother of their four children, Flavie (Daigle) Cormier; his second wife, Theresa (Blanchard) Turner Cormier; his first born son, Jean-Marc Cormier; two sisters, Rita, Della and four brothers, Alvin, Ritchie, Hector and Eddie.
Visitation will be held at Thompson's Funeral Home, Richibucto on Friday, November 6th, 2020 from 7-9 pm and Saturday, November 7th, 2020 from 9:00 am until departure for the funeral. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the St-Louis-de-Gonzague Roman Catholic Church, Richibucto on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 at 11:00 am. Due to COVID-19 regulations, non-surgical masks will be mandatory at all times at the funeral home and also at the church. We also ask that social distancing be respected.
Arrangements are in care of Thompson’s Funeral Home in Richibucto (523-4252).