Oakland, Maine Joseph Yvon Cormier Joseph Cormier was born to Joseph and Madelaine Leblanc Cormier on August 26, 1939 in Saint Marie, New Brunswick, Canada. He emigrated to the United States as a young man and enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1958. He served tours of duty in Japan, Nebraska and Texas before being honorably discharged in 1961. In 1962 he married Marie A. Paulin Cormier in Gardner, Massachusetts. They had two children Karen Cormier Proulx born in 1963 and Ken Cormier born in 1965. He will be best remembered for his generosity and his business accumen; two traits which came together when he opened the Cormier Equipment Corporation in 1985. The company quickly became a multi-division organization employing people in Maine, New Hampshire, Georgia and Alabama. Even after selling the company and retiring in 1996 he retained the loyalty and respect of his employees and co-workers. During his retirement he maintained active positions on the boards for the Cives Steel Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia and the Mount Merici School in Waterville, Maine. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, ice hockey, football, tomatoes and Elvis. Joe passed away on May 16, 2005 in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was surrounded by his family and the loving thoughts and prayers of friends and family both near and far. He is survived, and will be greatly missed, by his wife Marie; children Karen and her husband Robert Coffin II and Ken Cormier and his girlfriend Angela Moody ; grandchildren Sarah Proulx, Elise Proulx and Joshua Moody; sister Imelda Leblanc and brothers Ulysse Cormier and Val Cormier. He takes with him the love, admiration and enduring respect of his family, friends and associates. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, May 21 at the Gallant Funeral Home in Waterville, Maine from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. , followed by a funeral mass at 12 noon at the Notre Dame Catholic Church, 112 Silver St., Waterville, Maine. Donations to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 137, Waterville, ME 04901 will be greatly appreciated in lieu of flowers. We love you, Captain.