John Eddie Cormier

November 26, 1923 ~ June 3, 2024

We are sad to announce the passing of our father John Eddie Cormier, a proud World War II veteran who was also very proud of his Cajun heritage. He was born in Rayne, Louisiana on November 26, 1923, and passed away at the age of 100 in Lake Charles, Louisiana on June 3, 2024. His parents were the late Verly and Belzire Cormier. He was married for seventy-three years to the love of his life Mary Pauline Cormier.

John Eddie was born during the Great Depression in a poor Cajun family and was raised in the Lacassine area. He developed a strong work ethic at a young age and like many children of the depression era worked to help his family.

He proudly served in World War II receiving a Purple Heart Medal, American Theater Ribbon and the Victory Medal. When he returned home from the service he worked as a roughneck in the oilfield for Mobil Oil Company. He met his future wife Pauline at a Cajun dance. They were married on February 28, 1948. They had four beautiful children. He later went to work as a longshoreman at the Port of Lake Charles for many years. After he retired his projects never ended. He was a very gifted man. How do you describe a great man? Brilliant, hardworking, strong yet full of a deep faith, a devout Catholic. He had a great love for his wife and family. He also loved shrimping, gardening and Cajun dancing. He loved speaking French with his family and friends. There was nothing he couldn’t build or fix. He lived his life the Cajun Way.

He is now in heaven reunited not only with his parents and beloved wife, but also with his oldest son Carlton Ray Cormier and his step grandson Benjamin Bergstedt. He is also there with his brother and sisters, Bella Landry, Ella Begnaud, Clyde Cormier, Clara Daigle, Beulah Benoit and Joyce Bourque.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children; Dr. Michael Cormier (Susan), Barbara Barrett (Don), and Richard Cormier (Dr. Jennette Bergstedt Cormier), grandchildren; Christopher Cormier (Christy) and Ashley Cormier (Angela Carrington), step grandchildren; Dr. Matthew Bergstedt (Michelle) and Andrew Bergstedt (Kate), his cherished great-grandchildren; Jordyn “Ravyn” Lasher (Braeden) Jonathan Cormier, Carly Cormier, step great grandchildren; Jude Curtis, John Beau Bergstedt and Mason Carrington. He is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces as well as cherished friends Donald and Vickie Cormier and Sylvia Ardoin.

Visitation will be Monday, June 10, 2024, from 10:00AM until 12:30PM, with a Rosary to be recited at Noon at Johnson Funeral Home, 4321 Lake St. Lake Charles, LA. 70605. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, 1:00PM at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 3939 Lake St. Lake Charles, LA. 70605. Lifelong friend of the family, Monsignor Danny Torres will officiate. Burial will follow the Mass at Consolata Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the kind helpers at Grand Cove Nursing Home. He called it home. They would also like to thank Dr. R. Craig Broussard and Dr. Gerry Hebert for their excellent care over the years.


Visitation: Monday, June 10, 2024
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Rosary: Monday, June 10, 2024
12:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, June 10, 2024
1:00 pm

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church
3939 Lake St.
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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  1. Candle 1Michael and family, may the Lord give comfort and strength at this very difficult time. Our prayers and sympathy to you all. We love you dearly

    Harlan and Roxanne

  2. Candle 4Prayers for the Cormier family during this time. Mr. Cormier’s memory will be cherished by many. I will miss seeing him every weekend and his smile. I will always remember him as one of my favorite residents.

  3. Candle 1Eddie Cormier/Grandpa was a remarkable man who worked hard to create a good life for his beloved wife and family.
    Respected for his strength and straightforward way through his life, he was a man who succeeded at everything he attempted.
    I have great respect for him.

  4. Sending sincere thoughts @ prayers to the Cormier families, Dr. Cormier @ Barbara, I’ll certainly keep your family in my prayers. May he Rest In Peace in the hands of our Lord💕🙏💕

  5. Candle 6I will offer Mass for the repose of the soul of Eddie Cormier. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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