Passed on: May 9th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that the family of the late Ron Aucoin announce his sudden passing with family at his side at the Health Science Centre on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at the age of 65 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Joan; 2 daughters, Lisa White in Stephenville Crossing and Lana (Gerry) Irish in Saint John, NB; son Michael (Pam) in Edmonton, AB; and his parents Nora and Raymond O’Quinn in Stephenville. Also leaving to mourn are his 2 brothers; Brendan (Cindy) O’Quinn in Stephenville, Leonard O’Quinn in St. John’s, 5 sisters; Debbie (Andrew) Butt, Betty (Garry) Murphy, both in St. John’s, Carol O’Quinn, Melanie (Perry) Alexander, and Michelle (Scott) Russell, all in Stephenville, and his grandchildren David and Jenna. There is a large circle of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in Stephenville, Grand Falls, and St. John’s who will also cherish his memory. He was predeceased by his son David and his sister Sheila. He will be greatly missed by all who were privileged to know him and spend any time with him. Ron will be remembered as a very independent man, who loved his family and his home. Family gatherings were his forte with his prime rib barbeques and card games; he was the one who provided the laughter and good times. Ron was an enthusiast which showed in his hunting, fishing, curling and golfing, and in his never ending passion for playing the drums. In recent years Ron has encountered many challenges, but that never stopped him from living each day to the fullest. Visitation will take place on Monday May 13th, 2013, from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Russell’s Funeral Home, 57 Prince Rupert Drive in Stephenville. Funeral mass will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14th at St. Stephen’s Church on West Street in Stephenville followed by interment at the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Hansen Highway. Family and friends will gather at the Santa Maria Club at 3:30 to share fond memories. Our genuine thanks go out to family, friends, and colleagues for their many thoughts and prayers. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Ron’s honor is encouraged to do so to either the Heart and Stoke Foundation or to the Parkinson Society Canada. Friends may sign the online guest book by visiting our website at www.russellsfuneralhome.ca.