New Brunswick

Saint-Léolin mayor Guy Cormier dies

Guy Cormier, the mayor Saint-Léolin, N.B., died Saturday. 

Condolences shared by village council and staff

Guy Cormier, the mayor of Saint-Léolin, died on Saturday. (Village of Saint-Leolin)

Guy Cormier, the mayor of Saint-Léolin, in northeastern New Brunswick, has died at the age of 70.

In a post on the on the village's Facebook page, councillors and staff expressed sadness about his death, writing in French that it was a dark day for the community. 

The community is located on the Acadien Peninsula, 20 kilometres from Caraquet.

Cormier, who had served as mayor since April 2018, died Saturday as a result of heart problems.

"His pride in Saint-Léolin was undeniable and he devoted many hours of volunteer work, with his wife Edwidge, to the well-being of his community," the post read in French.

Cormie is described as a man who had his heart in the right place and worked to make a difference in his community. 

Caraquet MLA Isabelle Thériault wrote in French that Cormier's death was a great loss for the village. She said he was very dedicated to the development of the village and had many projects in mind. 

Cormier is survived by his wife.