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Gary A. Comier


Gary A. Comier

Gary A. Cormier, age 76, died on January 23, 2019 at Melbourne Holmes Hospital in Florida from Pancreatic Cancer.

He was born in Barachois, NB, Canada, the son of late Aurel and Odila (Caissie) Cormier. He was the 2nd oldest of 8 children; Leophane (Anise), Josette (Paul), Rosario (Joanie), Guy (Sarah), Francis (Grace) and Roland (Joann), and sister-in-law, Mary.

He is survived by his wife, Claudette Cormier, and his two children, Brian (Natalia) and Nadine (Eddie), and his grandchild, Nicolas.

Besides his parents, Gary was predeceased by his brother, Abbé.

From a young age, Gary always chased an adventure and moved to Toronto, then later served in the Canadian Navy (where he went to Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Ireland, Amsterdam and Bermuda), followed by 1-year ½ in Anaheim and Santa Ana, California working at a plant for GM.

He went back to Canada, met his wife Claudette and moved to Connecticut where they married in 1967. In 1968, he moved to Northport, New York to start his career as a Commercial Lobsterman on Long Island sound, with a short stint in Montauk, New York, to tackle the ocean, then back to Northport, NY until early 1975.

In 1975, he moved back to Canada, where he was a Contractor (Hardwood Flooring and Fancy woodworking). In early 1986, he missed the water and a full throttle life and moved back to Northport, NY to resume his career as a commercial fisherman until he later retired in 1998. The balance of his life was spent between Florida in the winters and Canada in the Summer where he loved to be outdoors, gardening, and landscaping his land. 

The family will receive condolences at Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, 396 Main Street, Shediac on Thursday, January 31st, 2019 from 2pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm and Friday, from 9:00am to 10:00am. The funeral will be held at Sacré-Coeur RC Church, 944 Route 933, Haute Aboujagane, NB on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 10:30am.

In memory of Gary, a contribution to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, Shediac (532-3297).

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