On March 30 we lost a great friend and ally. We have created this page for anyone that would like to express their condolences and pay tribute to a great man and community leader.
4/1/2013 11:18:55 am
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.
4/2/2013 04:54:11 am
Always inspired by Perter's awareness on the issues he spoke to and his great tanacityand eternal optimism. God Speed Sir. Thank You.
4/2/2013 04:54:15 am
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.
4/2/2013 08:19:12 am
Peter will be missed by all whom he touched....
Frank Iudiciani Jr.
4/2/2013 12:28:39 pm
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
4/2/2013 01:48:20 pm
So shocked at this tragic and untimely death. Peter was one of a kind.
4/2/2013 04:27:17 pm
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.
4/3/2013 01:27:45 am
Rest in Peace Peter but have fun in the other world.
Ruth@ John Kormos
4/3/2013 01:31:12 am
Rest in Peace but have fun in the New World. John@Ruth
4/3/2013 03:06:04 am
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.
Teresa & David Osterback
4/3/2013 07:17:43 am
My condolences to the Kormos family and the NDP community.
4/3/2013 09:18:01 am
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.
4/3/2013 09:21:19 am
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!!
4/3/2013 10:35:53 am
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.
Donald Spratt, Gail Forbes, June Forbes
4/3/2013 11:06:35 am
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.
Dawn & Claude Breault
4/3/2013 12:12:48 pm
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.
4/3/2013 12:16:30 pm
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!
4/3/2013 12:48:11 pm
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.
4/3/2013 12:59:14 pm
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.
4/3/2013 01:07:46 pm
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.
4/3/2013 01:08:04 pm
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.
Margaret and Martin Mittelstaedt
4/3/2013 01:24:18 pm
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.
4/3/2013 01:28:06 pm
I'm shocked and would first of all like to express my condolences to Peter's loved ones and closest friends.
4/3/2013 02:58:52 pm
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.
4/4/2013 01:29:40 am
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.
Dorothy DesRoches, Ham.East-Stoney Creek
4/4/2013 01:47:52 am
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.
4/4/2013 08:15:59 am
Thank you for your passion Peter. You were a true champion for working people.
4/5/2013 04:19:55 am
A loss to our NDP community. My condolences to the Kormos family.
4/5/2013 08:01:41 am
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.
4/6/2013 03:25:02 am
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'.
Doug Hum. Member of Chinese NDP Advisory Commitee
4/6/2013 08:30:01 am
I was supporter of Petern his bid for the leadership of the ONDP. Greatly saddened by his passing.
4/6/2013 08:41:37 am
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
Gord and Rosanne Fortushniok
4/8/2013 03:53:50 am
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.
Marie and Folgo DellaVedova
4/9/2013 09:55:54 am
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.
4/12/2013 05:51:26 am
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.
4/12/2013 01:51:12 pm
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!
4/12/2013 05:11:19 pm
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
4/20/2013 02:51:08 pm
He was a good man and I wish we had more like him.
4/28/2013 04:54:57 pm
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.
5/5/2013 06:47:38 am
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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