Lieu de naissance : Grand Etang, Cheticamp, Nouvelle Ecosse, Canada
Date de naissance : 17 février 1922
Lieu de décès : Reserve Mines, Nouvelle Ecosse, Canada
Date de décès : 2 octobre 2012
After a long active life, it is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of a dear husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. Joseph Alphonse ‘Phonse Aucoin, 90, of Reserve Mines passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, with his family by his side.
Born in Grand Etang, Cheticamp on Feb. 17, 1922, Phonse was the son of the late Henry and Mary (Cormier) Aucoin.
He was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish, Reserve Mines. Phonse was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and later employed at Caledonia and #26 Collieries until his retirement in 1979.
During his 90 years, many happy times were enjoyed with family, relatives and the numerous friends he made during the 43 years he and Mabel camped in Ben Eoin. His daily walks, with friendly chats along the way, his bicycle and scooter rides, were a great part of his routine.
Phonse will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 69 years, Mabel; son, Kevin (Anna) and daughter-in-law, Joanie (Eddy Turnbull); grandchildren, Brandon and Jerrica Sponagle, Jason (Terri) Aucoin, Tammy (Kelly) MacMullin, David (Jane) Aucoin, Lynn (Bobby) McNeil, Damon (Terri) Aucoin; as well as 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are brothers, Arthur, Leonard and sister, Germaine Baylis.
Besides his parents, Phonse was predeceased by his eldest son, David, brothers, Dominic and Francis, sisters, Isabel Aucoin, Mary MacIsaac and Sabine LeForte.
In honoring Phonse's family wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and guidance of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 2 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines, with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. A luncheon will follow in the church hall.
Donations in Phonse’s memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences to the Aucoin family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.