· Born in the rural area of Kapuskasing, Northern Ontario, in 1955
· Moved to Ottawa in 1971; became a founding member of a food co-operative "Les cent associés"
· Received her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from the University of Ottawa in 1979
· Married Valmond Cormier of Notre-Dame-de-Kent (south-east New Brunswick) in 1978 and moved to Shediac in 1980 and later to Moncton
· Involved in cycling on a local level, worked with the Jeux d’Acadie on regional and provincial levels, and became a member of Cycling NB’s provincial executive
· Organized the cycling competition during the Jeux d’Acadie held in Moncton in 1999 and was a commissioner for the National Road Cycling Championships held in Dieppe in 2001
· From 1996 to 2000, worked as a volunteer in the Greater Moncton Music Festival
· Took part in the organization of the national Acadian day events (Fête nationale de l’Acadie) in 1999 and 2000, serving as vice-chair and chairperson of the Dieppe and Moncton Comité du 15 août
· From 1998 to 2001, served as an elected official of the New Brunswick NDP and was chairperson of her riding association; elected provincial president of the New Brunswick New Democratic Party in 2000
· Since 1996, has worked for a small printing business in Dieppe
· Worked as a part time tutor for students with problems at the Saint-Thérèse-de-Dieppe school
· Lives in Dieppe with her husband, Valmond, and two children.