Monday, December 21, 2009

In memoriam: Adèle Cormier (1906-2009)

My beautiful great aunt Adèle Cormier passed away yesterday at the age of 103. She lived a long life and was healthy right up until her last 24 hours. She'd even already knitted all of her Christmas gifts this year!

What a blessing she was to everyone who knew her and we're all so happy that she was ill for only a very short time -- in fact, for a mere few hours.

Rest in peace, Adèle. You have deserved your rest after such a long journey.

The photo above was taken at her 103rd birthday party in September 2009. She was brought to the party in a limousine and treated like a queen!

Here is her obituary:

Adèle Cormier (1906-2009)

Adèle Cormier, 103, wife of the late Antoine Cormier of Adamsville and formerly of Moncton passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2009, at the Dr. Georges L. Dumont Hospital. Born September 20, 1906 in Saint-Marie-de-Kent, she was the daughter of the late Dominique Bastarache and Dina LeBlanc.

She is survived by a special niece Loretta LeBlanc (René), special nephews, Camille Cormier (Marguerite), Gérard Cormier (Maria) and Bernard Cormier, several other nieces and nephews, many great nieces and great nephews, as well as her caregiver Tina Landry and by many close friends.

Besides her husband Antoine, she is also predeceased by a daughter at birth, four brothers: Isidore, Hector, Edmond and Alyre; five sisters: Démérise, Nathalie, Ozélie, Régina and Marie-Anne.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Frenette's Funeral Home, 88 Church Street, Moncton (858-1900). Visiting hours Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of departure(10:45). The funeral mass will be held at Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Roman Catholic Church (Parkton) on Tuesday, December 22, 2009, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Our Lady of Calvary R.C. Cemetery, Dieppe.

A contribution, in memory of Adèle, to the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of the donors choice would be appreciated.

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