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Wayne Charles Cormier

Wayne Charles Cormier

Age 78 of Cheticamp passed away suddenly on November 14, 2023. Wayne was the son of the late Charles Henri Cormier and the late Delina (Lena) Sampson. Born in New Waterford, he was the eldest son and second of the six siblings.

Wayne loved all sports, especially baseball and hockey. As a youngster, he helped with hay making for various local farmers and would do any job he could to make money. As a young man, he was active in the Air Cadets and loved to hang out with his many friends who remained life-long close friends.

Wayne chose a career as an insurance adjuster and he met the love of his life, Antje Trumann while working in the insurance field. He had a life long and respected career in insurance adjusting. He earned many awards for his role in the field and enjoyed it immensely.

Wayne was a good fisherman and loved to cook fish with his buddies and relatives. He loved hunting and had many great hunts with his son, grandsons, brothers, and friends. He was also a Big Brother, member of the Kinsmen Club and also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Wayne and Antje decided to relocate to his original second home in Cheticamp. He was a behind the scenes politician and tried his hardest to bring much needed changes to his beloved community. Wayne loved music and loved playing at l’AMAC on Tuesday nights, singing the songs he loved while playing his guitar and harmonica. His latest venture was helping with Meals on Wheels.

Wayne had a very strong faith in God and practiced his faith religiously. He was a caregiver to Antje in his later years and tried to help as much as he could.

Wayne simply ‘went home’ to be with his Heavenly family. To those who mourn his passing, remember he lived ‘to serve’ and he did so his entire life. As we say on Remembrance Day, ‘We will remember’, please do so for Wayne and his family.

Wayne is survived by his wife Antje Trumann who he married on June 17, 1967; son, Stephen (Lori) Cormier; daughter, Michaela-Michelle (Jurgen) Reinhardt; brothers, Harold (Theresa) Cormier, Alphonse (Germaine) Cormier; sisters, Elaine (Mike) Arsenault, Claudette (the late Joe) LeBlanc, Ella (Donald) Doucet; sister-in-law, Gunda Garske; grandchildren, Hudson (Abby), Parker (Madi) who lovingly called him Pépère; step-grandsons, Timo, Michael Reinhardt.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 17, 2023 from 1:00 to 4:00pm at Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 1:00pm at Saint Joseph du Moine Church, Saint Joseph du Moine with Father Silvichan Dominic CFIC officiating. Burial at Saint Joseph du Moine Cemetery.

As expression of sympathy, donations may be made to: Community Meals on Wheels c/o Chester Muise, P.O. Box 972, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, B0E 1H0 or by e-transfer at [email protected] or HOPE Pregnancy Support Centre, 72 Church Street, Unit 4, Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 1V9 or by e-transfer to [email protected]


  • Melvina Marsh December 3, 2023 4:09 pm

    I would like to honour Wayne’s commitment to life during his time at Hope Pregnancy Centre while I was president. His faith meant not only the right to life of the unborn but new life to the community and a new start for parents. His efforts are still ongoing. He remained involved from its inception to his retirement in Nova Scotia. His wife Antje was his support then and he was her support in their later years. I am glad the Lord gave him a happy retirement with his family and friends. As you mourn his loss, remember this is not the end but the beginning of new life when we will reunite with loved ones forever. May the Lord give you peace.

  • Brian and Barbara van Tassel December 1, 2023 3:51 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Johnny V November 28, 2023 9:24 am

    Condolences to the Family from his Knights on Bikes Family in Canada and the USA

  • Earl and Cheryl Sampson November 24, 2023 8:26 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
    Earl and Cheryl Sampson

  • Barbara Beagan November 23, 2023 10:06 am

    Wayne and my husband Cliff we’re good friends. They where on town council together and we went to conferences with Anje and I too. We missed them when they moved back to Nova Scotia as they where also our neighbours. I hope he and Cliff have been able to reconnect again up in heaven. Such a wonderful man!

  • Manfred, Odette and Maxine November 22, 2023 7:35 pm

    Our prays and thoughts are with you all.

  • Peter Istvan November 22, 2023 1:51 pm

    When I first moved to the Parry Sound community, Wayne welcomed our family with opened arms. Always grateful for his kindness, willingness to help, and positive outlook. Take care of each, during this difficult time.

  • Judy Adams–Eberspaecher November 21, 2023 9:43 pm

    I cannot express how saddened I am over the loss of Wayne. I met him in 1962 when I came to Toronto and he and his sister, Elaine, along with his whole family accepted me into the Cormier Family. I have many fond memories of those early years and it brings a smile just remembering our trips in my VW to hockey and baseball games and East Coast dances. That bond has always been there over the many years and the many moves.
    Wayne was so strong, so giving, so helpful and so happy that his passing will cause a void in many, many lives over half of the country and beyond. My heart and condolences go out to dear Antje, Steven and family and all the Cormier siblings and relatives, as well as Eric and the many loving, long-time friends that he was so loyal to. Wayne might be gone but he will never be forgotten.

  • Larry and Joanne Woolner November 21, 2023 8:02 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to Antje and family. Wayne was such a good friend to all who knew him. His warm smile, kindness, easy laugh and steadfast support for all things good and fun gave us comfort and confidence to reach for a better tomorrow. Knowing Wayne is a blessing I’m grateful to share with so many.

  • Delcoe November 19, 2023 5:19 pm

    We were deeply saddened to hear of Wayne‘s passing. He was a dear friend to Tessa’s family for many years.
    When I began my business 37 years ago, Wayne encouraged me to get into insurance restoration work. His advice and encouragement was very much appreciated. He was a mentor and a gentleman who I respected and looked up to. He will be missed.
    Our sincerest condolences to the family.
    Delcoe and Tessa Jeffery

  • Dave LaBrash November 19, 2023 1:21 pm

    We send our condolences to the community of Cheticamp as well as to the family. You will feel a great void in losing Wayne, just as Parry Sound did when he moved away from us.

  • Sadie and Joe Reid November 19, 2023 9:46 am

    Dear Antje and all the Cormier Family
    We are so sorry for your loss.
    There are no words.
    We are with u all in spirit and are sending virtual hugs.

    Sadie and Joe Reid

  • Paul D. Scholfield PEng NP November 18, 2023 7:04 pm

    A shock to hear of Wayne’s passing — An associate on many volunteer initiatives, his insight’s, positivity, and energy were treasured by all of us working on bettering our community — something we all have missed with his understood move to Cape Breton ! My heartfelt sympathies to Antje and the family — Wayne made life better for all of us!

  • Jacob Morel November 18, 2023 1:03 am

    My heartfelt condolences to Antje and the Cormier family. Wayne was an incredibly caring, thoughtful, and genuine person, and I feel blessed to have had him be a part of my life. Thank you, Wayne – you are missed and will be fondly remembered. Rest in peace.

  • Harvey Bourgeois November 17, 2023 11:19 pm

    I did not know Wayne for many years but my time on committee and golfing I felt I knew him for life. I will miss you and you will be missed by the community. My sympathy to the family, RIP Wayne 🙏🙏

  • Roger Gallant November 17, 2023 9:48 pm

    Our Sincere Condolences to Wayne’s family.Rest in Peace Wayne.Heard so many nice memories of you from my sister Eugenie and cousin Jeanette in Toronto when they were living.May you enjoy Eternal Happiness in Heaven.Amen

  • Marianne King-Wilson November 17, 2023 9:12 pm

    Wayne always modestly brushed aside my description of him as a pillar of the community—I saw his generosity of time and service to so many causes—and it turned out that I only knew a fraction of his public contribution to the town and the people of Parry Sound. But there was a truly Christian and private side he gave as well, without recognition. During the last months of a neighbouring friend’s illness, Wayne’s car would arrive silently in the snow-filled driveway at midnight, and he would stoke up the fireplace, every night. Living in good works and his faith.
    My sincere condolences to Antje and your family.

  • Darlene Landry Sampson and Roy Aunt Tillie November 17, 2023 8:43 pm

    When we went to the Cormier Family Reunion, we did not think it would be the last time we’d see him. This man was so full of joy and happy as can be. He was so happy to see my 90 year old mom, his great aunt. He kept coming to give her hugs and say, I cannot believe you are 90 wow. You look so wonderful. His smile was so precious, a golden smile we laughed and hàd a great supper together, then they were singing and playing guitar with so much joy. Never forget our visit dearest cousin Wayne, may you RIP with god and the many relatives in heaven. What a party you will have with your friends and relatives including my loving dad playing Violin and Guitar. love you always Aunt Tillie, cousin Darlene, Roy and Jonathan and family. Love you forever xxxx ooooo

  • Dave Bolton November 17, 2023 7:46 pm

    Deepest sympathy to Antje and family for the sudden departure of our friend Wayne.
    As a friend for the past 50 years who you could count on for advice and friendship we and many others will understand your loss.
    The communities that he loved have loss a champion.
    May he rest in peace and I am confident that he will be working with St Peter to make his new home even better.

    Lynn and Dave

  • Tom Hulcoop November 17, 2023 6:42 pm

    So sorry to hear about Wayne’s passing. I knew Wayne for more than 40 years as we often connected concerning business. Before moving east, he and Antje were our next door neighbours. Wayne was always ready and willing to help anywhere he could. We also shared the passion for motorcycling. Trusting all his family will be comforted at this time.

  • Darlene Paturel November 17, 2023 6:37 pm

    Sending our deepest sympathies to the whole family.
    Dora Aucoin, Darlene and Jean-Marc Paturel

  • Vicky Aucoin & family November 17, 2023 5:37 pm

    Sending our heartfelt condolences to you, Antje, on the loss of your beloved Wayne, a person whose kindness and generous spirit touched the lives of everyone who knew him. He will be so missed. God bless you.all.

  • Richard and Sue Woodhouse November 17, 2023 4:58 pm

    We are so very sorry to hear of Wayne’s sudden passing and send our deepest condolences to Antje, his family and many friends. Wayne did so much for our community. He will be sadly and deeply missed.

  • Wayne & Marielle LeBlanc November 17, 2023 1:53 pm

    We were so sorry to hear of Wayne’s sudden passing. He was such a gentleman with the biggest heart & smile. We are sending our deepest condolences to you, Antje & all your family. We will remember him fondly. May he rest in peace.

  • Rosalie & Sandy MacDougall November 17, 2023 1:48 pm

    Deepest condolences to the family.

  • Rosie Grace November 17, 2023 1:43 pm

    Sincerest Condolences to Wayne’s family and many friends. A man of faith who lived life to the fullest, always a positive attitude and so kind – what a legacy to leave behind. A huge loss to his entourage and the community. May Wayne Rest in Eternal Peace and watch over his loved ones. xo

  • Doug & Josey McCann November 17, 2023 1:40 pm

    They say when someone you know, love and respect passes away, they take a part of you. Certainly that is the case for us, but more importantly Wayne left a bigger part of himself to each and everyone of us left behind. His enthusiasm in everything he did was contagious. He was community minded and made a positive, lasting impact on everything he set his mind to. For Wayne, it has always been about teamwork and the good of the entire community and he was quick to share the credit with everyone involved – a true friend and mentor. Josey and I send our sincere condolences to Antje and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Gloria Aucoin November 17, 2023 12:34 pm

    Wayne’s parents were good friends with my parents so I’ve known the Cormier family since we were kids. Even when Wayne moved away to Ontario, he always remembered his childhood acquaintances when he came home on vacation.
    My deepest sympathies to his wife, Antje, and his family and all the Cormier families…R.I.P., Wayne!

  • Isabelle LeBlanc November 17, 2023 11:59 am

    Deeply saddened by this. Deepest sympathies to all

  • Laura murney November 17, 2023 11:58 am

    A true testament to his legacy is how admired he and his family have always been. Kind, thoughtful and family strong. Our thoughts are with you all.
    The Murney family

  • GELAS DEVEAUX November 17, 2023 11:10 am

    My sympathies to Wayne’s family. I knew Wayne before but got to know him better through our hockey team. He enjoyed music and was at our house at one of our jam session one evening. A great guy and a loss to our community.

  • John Green November 17, 2023 11:07 am

    The sad passing of a truly remarkable gentleman. Meeting Wayne and his family was one of highlights of my life. A caring, passionate, honourable and joyous person. A void that can’t be replaced. You will never be forgotten dear friend. John Green and family.

  • John and Julie Bozsoki November 17, 2023 10:52 am

    Sending our condolences and love to the family. He will have a great bike ride in the sky. John wishes he could have gone for a ride with Wayne. RIP Wayne.
    John and Julie Bozsoki

  • Betty Ann Aucoin November 17, 2023 10:46 am

    I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of Wayne’s sudden passing. I fondly remember our high school days and hockey events, especially NDA winning the provincial championship, when Wayne was a member of the team, way back in 1963. Always admired his dedication to different causes and his many good deeds. Sympathies to all members of the family and may he Rest in Peace.

  • Norma Boudreau November 17, 2023 10:27 am

    My deepest sympathy is extended to Antje, and all the family on the sudden passing of Wayne. He was such a kind and caring gentleman.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time in your life.

    Love, Norma

  • Larry and Jennifer Jordan November 17, 2023 10:24 am

    Our condolences to the Cormier family. We got to know Wayne and Antje through our friend, Adrienne. Sweet dreams Wayne.

  • Kathleen Deveau November 17, 2023 10:08 am

    So very sorry for Wayne’s family’s great loss. He was such a kind, humble man. Always wore a smile on his face. Wayne lived a full life and was loved by the many who have crossed his path. Cherish the wonderful memories. I’m sure he’s watching over you all; especially his beautiful wife, Antje♡

  • Debra Doucet November 17, 2023 7:00 am

    So sorry to the family and all his friends. I really enjoyed getting to know him at AMAC. Such a loss to our community

  • Karen and Gary McCarthy November 17, 2023 6:34 am

    Our deepest condolences to Stephen, Lori and family.

  • Doris Poirier November 17, 2023 5:58 am

    Sincere sympathies to all his family and friends.

  • Aurel Muise November 17, 2023 12:03 am

    I’m so sorry for the family’s loss. I got to know Wayne when he joined AMAC { musical circle }. I really enjoyed him in the circle; he always seemed to be in a good mood. You will be missed, my friend. RIP Wayne.

  • Claire and Gaston Aucoin November 16, 2023 9:11 pm

    We were saddened to hear of Wayne’s passing ; what a great fella. When you saw Wayne, the only thing that mattered was you. He was so interested in hearing how you were doing. I always loved Wayne and the Cormier family. I cherish the fond memories. Deepest sympathies to the family and close friends. God Bless.

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