It's especially sad that someone with so much knowledge and so articulate had to die so young. With Peter it was about the cause, not about the person talking about the cause. Hopefully more people will take up the cause for positive change. That, I think or I know, would be something Peter would be proud of.
Always inspired by Perter's awareness on the issues he spoke to and his great tanacityand eternal optimism. God Speed Sir. Thank You.
My condolences to the Kormos family and the NDP community.....rest in peace Peter. You were an inspiration to so many and will be truly missed in the local communities.
Peter will be missed by all whom he touched....
Rest In Peace Peter, you're untimely passing has has left a void in all of us fellow Welland residents. God Speed Mr. Kormos Sir
So shocked at this tragic and untimely death. Peter was one of a kind.
Peter took pleasure in "fighting the good fight" and was good at it. Peter also worked hard to build support for the NDP in his home community and in many places across Ontario. Malcolm Allen, who was first elected by a mere 300 vote margin, will tell anyone who asks him that Peter worked tirelessly to introduce him to as many people as he could -- and Malcolm today remains the first New Democrat ever elected to represent any Niagara constitunecy in the House of Commons. New Democrats in many other ridings have experienced Peter's skill as a fundraiser, helping many candidates run better financed local campaigns. Peter will be missed by many people who have fought to improve the society in which we live.
Rest in Peace Peter but have fun in the other world.
Rest in Peace but have fun in the New World. John@Ruth
Peter Kormos was my political hero and a big part of the reason I'm a New Democrat today. I wrote my thoughts down in a blog piece. Rest in peace, Mr. Kormos.
My condolences to the Kormos family and the NDP community.
Peace love and forever in paradise Peter
Mr. Kormos selflessly devoted himself and gave back to his community. He was always a gentleman and a pleasure to chat with running into him through the years at NDP functions or dining at Roberto's. You will be missed and be remembered as an inspiration and a role model to future leaders.
Peter you were a great Man, I remember the year I moved to Welland, at the parades or any function in Welland. He was always shaking hands with everyone and he made people feel special and that they counted...he had a wonderful way with people...he was a man with compassion for everyone...thank you Peter for everything...you will missed!!
I'll never forget when I met Mr. Kormos during a tour in Toronto with my college law class. Such a great man, very encouraging. Told us if we ever had a valid cause that should and needed to be heard at Queen's Park, he'd be more than happy to support us, no matter what it was. Truly a great man and he'll be missed.
It is regrettable that Mr. Kormos passed at such a young age. He served Canada and his constituents well and will be sorely missed. He definitely to his credit was not a yes man, he spoke his mind. A politician of his stature sent some running for cover. Well done you good and faithful servant.
Blessings to his family
We extend our sincerest condolences to Peter's family. As a friend and political supporter we were saddened to hear of his sudden passing. The loss, of his dedication both politically and personally, will be felt in Niagara.
Peter Kormos YOU will be missed! I loved watching CPAC when Peter would address the house in his less than normal speeches. I liked the way he made his points. Extremely articulate and always an avid labour supporter. Peter was the candidate I supported for leader of the ONDP in his unsuccessful run right up until he fell off the ballot. In fact our internal caucus made a motion to support him until he lost. He loved my city, Windsor. Peter came down often to speak at various NDP riding events. Our local gave Peter a green Melton jacket which he seemed to wear proudly. He is seen in many pictures wearing it. After the bad news, I looked high and low for the 1996 campaign shirt "You Bet Your Boots" I purchased but was disappointed when I didn't find it. If I had, I would be wearing it in his honour. To me Peter was a different type of politician. He actually cared about people and strived to make a difference. Not afraid to let you know what his sentiments are even if upset the apple cart. Guys like you Peter do not come along too often. He will be missed by many including by this trade Unionist/Activist and supporter! Rest in Peace Peter!
It is sad when we lose someone of the NDP family. Peter symbolized standing up for workers and what it means to challenge authority that tramples our most vulnerable.
As a watcher of the Leg, it was always a daily high when Peter rose to speak. His ability to get to the point, and prevent the Tories and Libs from evading issues, was not only refreshing, but assisted in building a legacy for his chosen leader, and party.
Tough times brought out the best in Peter!
The Irish would call him a leprechaun, with a mission.
Peter Kormos will be missed. He was an inspiration to all New Democrats. We were fortunate to have known him. His good work will be remembered. I am sure Peter is talking politics with Tommy and Jack. My condolences to the Kormos family.
Peter brought fire, passion, a sense of humour to every issue he touched, but more than anything else a profound empathy for what the ordinary person endures to make a living and get through life. He had a gift for connecting with people and finding common cause. He was a natural community builder in a way that went far beyond party lines. I last saw Peter a couple of years ago when we shared a cab back from the airport. It had been a while, but seemed like we were just carrying on with our conversation from the last time. He was one of those people who was a strong presence in your mind and on the political landscape, and it is very hard to believe that he is gone. But that presence and legacy will remain and will be a great comfort to all who loved him.
We fondly remember Peter's courageous participation in the work at Queen's Park.He eloquently argued for causes he believed in and valiantly defended people who were unjustly attacked.
I'm shocked and would first of all like to express my condolences to Peter's loved ones and closest friends.
I first met Peter when I was a reporter in the Niagara area. Peter took on the unpopular cases of the Seaway Mall washroom arrests and, in speaking for the accused, gave them as much dignity and justice as he could muster.
From there I followed him into the NDP and he happily greeted me at the Legislature, after I had moved to Toronto, insisting that I sit in the Members' Gallery.
For these most personal reasons, and for many more which are being ably spelled out by others, I will miss Peter!
The contribution by Peter to Canada, Ontario and Welland in particular, is one that few can ever hope to equal and extends over many decades and is one, which covers a wide array of activities. I always admired Peter's sense of commitment, skill and industry. Peter's goal was to make it a better place then how he found it; this testifies to the firm sense of principles that always influenced his life. His support for Public Auto was very positive to his excellent reputation.
Many ancient texts tell us that there is only one kind of winner in this life, and that is the one who has the courage and conviction to hold on to truth and goodness. Mr. Peter Kormos was a winner in the truest sense of the word. May he find eternal glory and peace in the arms of God.
I was shocked by Peter's untimely passing. My heartfelt condolences to Peter's family in their loss. Peter was a person who stood up for his beliefs and was an inspiration to all. He will be missed.
Thank you for your passion Peter. You were a true champion for working people.
A loss to our NDP community. My condolences to the Kormos family.
Peter will be greatly missed. Peter was able to upset Bob Rae, Mike Harris, Ernie Eves, Jim Flaherty, conservatives of all shades of blue and liberals therefor he has my deepest respect and admiration.
Thanks again Peter for opposing the Social Contract.
Peter's contribution to social democracy in Ontario is unsurpassed. His oratorical skills are well known. His knowledge of parliamentary procedure was well respected. He was uncompromising in his on-going fight for the 'little guy'.
But what attracted so many to Peter was his sense of humour. He was an iconoclast. Peter approached most issues almost as a guerilla fighter, sneaking up on his opponents and then unleashing a devastating attack with a withering fusillade of invective that destroyed all opposing arguments. He had fun. It was fun to be in the audience too.
New Democrats will miss Peter. Ontarians of all other political stripes will miss him as well.
I was supporter of Petern his bid for the leadership of the ONDP. Greatly saddened by his passing.
Welland and all Ontarians have lost the true voice of the citisens. And i have lost a good freind.He will be missed by every one
Thank you Peter for all your hard work and dedication.You were truly a genuine and humble human-being. One who will always be remembered as a "Hero" of the working class people.RIP. Our deepest sympathy to the family.
Peter was a champion of the people. He had a true sense of fairness and was unwavering in the pursuit of justice. He worked tirelessly for all of us. He will be missed....and remembered. Our condolences to all of Peter's family and friends. We have lost a great one.
I wish to add my name to the long list of former NDP MPPs that worked and admired the work of Peter. So often you should up for the under dog when others didn't. My friend your hard work and dedication will be long remembered.
My deepest condolences to Peter's family both biological and political. I admired his passion when it came to fighting for what is right for the working class. He will be greatly missed!
I will truly miss u uncle peter I just wish I hasn't been so long sence we have seen each other. I remember coming to my school and making speechs.it is a great lose and by far way to early. I love you uncle peter and wil be missed greatly
He was a good man and I wish we had more like him.
Peter was a good friend of my brothers' in elementary and high school. Always the rebel with a cause. He staged a strike in high school and has some tough times but got back on his feet with the help of Reverend Robert Wright. Saw him at the market in 2008 when my mother was dying and she received his signature anonymous flowers after that. Fortunately I connected with him again at the school reunion where he was honoured. The good die young.
There will never ever be any person in this world that could ever fill those tall cowboy boots of Peters or will ever even come close.My condolences go out to his mom and family. So many ppl will miss u.Good bye Mr Peter Kormos.and Thank you
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