Gordon Aucoin

Obituary of Gordon Aucoin

Gordon Francis Aucoin

July 27, 1937 – January 29, 2022

                         

On January 29th, 2022 Gordon Frances Aucoin, age 84,passed peacefully away in the presence of family at the Western Health Authority Palliative Care Unit, Corner Brook.

 

Leaving to mourn is his loving and devoted wife, his soulmate of 61 years Doreen ( Lavers); his seven children: Tony (Lorna), Glen(Trudi), David (Valda), Imelda (Jimmy) Neil, Andrew ( Lynn), Robert ( Nicole) and Brian(Shannon) ; his grandchildren Erica( Benoit), Adam, Elizabeth ( Jesse ), Rachel ( Mark ), Matthew, Christian, Emily, Evan (Amy), Taylor( Jerry),Trent James (Cassandra), Tiffany (Brennan ), Travis (Hannah), Morgan, Lydia(Jayden), Jack and Ethan; Great grandchildren Charlie, Lincoln, Laurel and Teyah; brothers: Ron(Shirley), Frank (Liz), Len (Diane), Kevin( Jane), Mike (France); sisters Dianne ( Randy) Walsh, Sister Verna ; sister in law Ruby Aucoin; Zeta(Brian)Dyke, Odella Ryan, Rachel (Spencer) Derrigan, Laverne Lavers; brothers in law Pius (Nora) Lavers, Ed (Phyllis) Lavers, Mac( Mildred) Lavers, Adelore (Nita) Lavers, Herb Lavers and Alfred(Sue) Lavers, Shawn Murphy and Tim VanWyck, and a large circle of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents William and Dorothy (MacIsaac) Aucoin, sister Joan (Aucoin) Snow, brother Joe Aucoin; parents in law Macvoy and Cora Jane ( Genneaux) Lavers, brother in law Norbert Lavers, sisters in law Ellen Lavers, Debbie VanWyck, Selma Knott, leona Snow, and Cindy Murphy.

Special thank you to our home support workers from Maximum Home Care, who went above and beyond to care for Dad during his illness and who continue to care for our dear mother; WHA Medical Staff attending to the community of St. George’s and to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit in Corner Brook. Your professionalism, kindness and care will never be forgotten and so deeply appreciated.

Thank you to all for your gifts of time, food, messages, phone calls and words of support for our family at this most difficult time.

Funeral arrangements and interment are to be held at a later date when family and friends can gather freely.

Gordon Aucoin was the epitome of a gentleman/ husband/father/ father in law/grandfather/great grandfather/son/brother/uncle/cousin/ teacher/ community leader/ friend.  He only had the capacity to love with all his heart- his legacy lives on in the lives of his children whom he taught by example and word. He will be missed but ever lovingly remembered by all whose lives he touched.

 

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