Cormier, Russell J.P.

Cormier, Russell J.P.

April 8th, 2018

Peacefully, surrounded with his family, at his residence on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Frances Cormier for 59 years. Treasured father of (the late Jim Cormier) Michele Beaudoin, Colette Cormier and Brad Cormier. Also cherished by his grandchildren Russell, Marcel and Colette. Dear brother of Wilfred Cormier and Germaine Cormier. Loving father-in-law of Robert, Ron, Cindy and Blaine. Predeceased by brothers Bernie and George Cormier. Russell served 32 years in the Canadian Armed Forces and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Regiment Association and the Korea Veterans Association of Canada. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. A Royal Canadian Regiment Service will then be conducted at 1:30 p.m., with a funeral service immediately following. Private family interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto on Friday. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Russell are asked to consider The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum.

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Ed & Paulette LaporteFran and family Please accept our sincere condolences and prayers to you and your family. R I P Russ Ed & Paulette Laporte 🙏
Ed & Paulette LaporteFran and family Please accept our sincere condolences and prayers to you and your family. R I P Russ Ed & Paulette Laporte 🙏
Darlene O'NeillMy deepest condolences to the entire family xoxo Darlene
Sandy McQuarrieRuss was great soldier and a wonderful NCO. He will be missed. Condolences from this "young" officer who served with him
Karen KloibhoferMichelle, My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. I'm sure he was a great man who loved his family dearly. I pray that, over time, your tears of sadness become tears of joy in remembering his legacy.
Phyllis Matthews and familyTo Frances and family, our deepest sympathy. We have many fond memories of shared fun and family times. We will always remember Russ’ laugh, and his gentle and considerate way.
Roger Powley As a new junior officer, Russ helped me become an effective young leader of men. He lived the idea of "Never Pass a Fault". Thank you Russ. Pro Patria.
Linda MarchFrances & Family, So very sorry to hear of Russ's passing on Sunday. I'm sure him and my Dad (Jim Gunn) are already having lots of laughs talking about all the crazy things they did together in the Army... Our deepest condolences to you and all of your family. Linda (Gunn) March & Family
Tammy McDowellMichele and family, I am sorry to hear that Papa Cormier has passed. He was a man with such light and whenever I saw him I just wanted to hug him! I am sending you strength in this difficult time. Lots of love, Tammy
Christine and John McCoppenDear Frances, Cousins and Family, So sad to hear of the passing of Uncle Russ. He will always be remembered as a kind, caring and generous man. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We send our love, Christine, John McCoppen and family.
Jacinta and Grant WingroveDear Frances and Family: We were both very sad to hear of Russell’s passing. Many fond memories of when we worked in London. Russ was a great person and so much fun to be around. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Love and prayers to all.
Wayne and Sandy TurcotteDear Frances and Family, may fond memories of Russ bring you comfort during this challenging time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile for the ones that you were able to share. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. Thinking of you all, Wayne, Sandy & family.
Terry DexterRuss was a great fellow. We served together in 3 RCR when he came to Petawawa after we the 2nd Bn Cdn Gds changed to RCR. He was an honest, sincere man and I am sure that he will be missed by everyone who knew him. Condolences to all of his family and friends. Terry
Candice LawrenceDear Michele and family. I am very sorry for your loss. May your sweet memories of him help hold you all in this time of grief.
Shirley PorterSo sorry for your loss Michele. Sending prayers to you and your loved ones during this time of sadness.
Nikki RossDear Michelle and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending my thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Wishing you all peace and comfort at this time.
Lee WilfordMichele and family. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time. May all the loving and wonderful memories ease your loss and bring you comfort. Take Care.
Beatrice Martingale and family Dear Frances and family . Our prayers are with you at this sad time. But never forget the wonderful times together. I'd like to think that's what Russ and Fred are sharing right now. Bea
Paul & Marilyn Turcotte & familyWe would like to express our heartfelt condolences to Frances, Michele, Colette, Bradley and their families. We are so sorry to hear the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. I have very fond and cherished memories of Uncle Russ, he was a kind, passionate, fun loving man. A true role model for so many people. He will be missed. May you find strength in each other during this difficult time. Sincerely, Paul & Marilyn Turcotte & family.
Sheridan (Sherry) AtkinsonI am the Patron of The London Branch of the RCR Association and would normally attend our services for such a fine soldier. Unfortunately, I am just recovering from a serious illness. Please accept my sincere condolences to all the family.
Sherry GouthroMy heartfelt condolences go out to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you on the sad day. Hugs to all Sherry
rob wharryI am sorry for the loss of Russ as I know what he meant everyone. The service today was very good. The respect shown by the RCR Association was certainly no surprise. Those men are so solid with one another. I also enjoyed seeing Frances and Colette and listening to Michelle and Brad as they shared memories and their own thoughts about Russ, their great father. Seeing the Cormier kids was great! I also saw Jim's young adult children which brought tears to my eyes. I hope that life will smooth out for the Cormier family as they mourn the loss of Russ. All my best to you all! With love, Rob Wharry
Peter de VitaHi Brad, sorry for your loss, I've only met your dad once but he seemed like a gentle soul. You have my love brother...to all of you.
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