Tribute to Peter Kormos, 1952-2013

Welland MPP Peter Kormos – a one-of-a-kind socialist cowboy and a stalwart in Ontario’s New Democratic Party for 23 years – hung up his signature cowboy boots on March 30, 2013 when he passed away peacefully in his home at age 60.
“There is no question that Peter’s firebrand politics, brilliant speaking skills and unwavering convictions earned him a place as the true conscience of Queen’s Park,” said OFL President Sid Ryan. “Peter had a deep respect for working class people that permeated everything he did. He didn’t believe that you could be a part-time supporter of Labour."
A Memorial Tribute and Reception will be held at Pleasantview Funeral Home (located at the corner of Hwy 20 and Merrittville Hwy, Thorold 905-892-1699) on Saturday, May 11th, 2013 at 1 PM . Father Nicholas Deak, Pastor of St John the Baptist Hungarian Greek Catholic Church Officiating.

In the spirit of Peter’s lifelong commitment to social justice, donations of time or financial support may be directed to your local charities that help those in need.

An online book of condolence and funeral home location map is available at You are invited to share in the creation of the site by adding a condolence and any remembrances, photos, and video clips appropriate to the life of Peter Kormos. Simply click on the link and start sharing your valued memories. 

To read the OFL's full tribute to Peter, click here.