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Joseph Marcel Aucoin

Joseph Marcel Aucoin

Age 70, Cheticamp, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. He was a son to the late Marcellin G. and the late Elizabeth (Poirier) Aucoin.

Marcel will be remembered for his love of music, singing and both playing and building guitars.

Besides his loving wife, Linda (Shomphe) Aucoin, he is survived by son, Michel (Kelly); daughter, Christine (Ken); brother, Albert (Marie-Jeanette); sisters, Claudette (Edmond), Georgina and Jeanne (Pierre). He will be especially missed by his two grand-daughters, Ainsley and Eva who adored spending time with him and teasing their beloved Pépére. He was predeceased by a brother, Eugène.

There will be no visitation. A private funeral service (for family only) will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11:00 am at Cheticamp Funeral Home. Burial in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Cheticamp.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre or the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.



  • Joseph Brian Harris January 12, 2021 11:57 am

    My Sincere Condolences to his family and friends R.I.P. Marcel

  • Chester and Betty Muise January 10, 2021 8:17 am

    Linda and family, We were saddened to hear of Marcel’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

  • Chester and Betty Muise January 10, 2021 8:12 am

    Jeanne and Pierre, our sincere condolences on the passing of Marcel. May you take comfort in knowing that he is at peace.

  • Vicky Aucoin January 9, 2021 1:47 pm

    Claudette, Jeanne, Georgina & Albert: I know there are no words that can truly provide the comfort you all need right now but please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved brother/husband/uncle/grandfather. His memory will live on with all of you & with those whose lives were touched by him. May God bless you all. The Aucoin Family, Ottawa

  • Patty Arseneau January 8, 2021 10:58 am

    Jeanne & Pierre,
    We’re thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember you brother Marcel.
    Joe & Patty Arseneau

  • Don Landry January 8, 2021 7:02 am

    Linda, Michel and Christine, please accept my condolences for your loss. I will remember Marcel especially for his love of music and his smile

  • Greg and Melanie Aucoin January 8, 2021 5:58 am

    I still cannot believe our dear Uncle Marcel is no longer with us. His humour, music and joy of life will be greatly missed. We will always remember and treasure all the wonderful Christmas we were able to spend together and our many visits to “Chez Marcels.”. He was always so kind and generous. Our deepest condolences to Linda, Michel, Kelly, Eva, Christine, Ken and Ainsley. We wish we could be there with you but know you are in our thoughts and prayers..
    Love, Greg, Melanie, Josh & Ethan

  • Rosie Grace January 7, 2021 9:08 pm

    To Marcel’s family and his many friends, including his entourage of co-musicians. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort from the many prayers, messages and other gestures of kindness being sent your way and in your memories of such a fine man… during this difficult time, May Marcel Rest in Eternal Peace. Repose en Paix. xo xo

  • Carolyn and Howie MacKay January 7, 2021 8:03 pm

    We were so sad to hear of Marcel’s passing. We were grateful to have known him through the years when he did many electrical jobs for us. Sincere condolences and prayers of comfort and love for your family.

  • Pat & Isabel Roach January 7, 2021 7:21 pm

    Our sincere condolences to Linda & family. Very saddened to hear of Marcel’s passing. Thoughts & prayers.

  • André et Estelle Aucoin January 7, 2021 6:56 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to the AUCOIN’s family, specially to LINDA , your daughter and Son. Ours prayers are you and May he RIP.

  • John O’Hearn January 7, 2021 5:59 pm

    Dear Michel, Georgina, Claudette, Edmond & families: We were so saddened to learn of Marcel’s passing. Our sincere condolences. May our thoughts and prayers help bring you all peace and comfort at this sad time.

    With sincere sympathy,
    John & Estelle

  • Nancy & John Young January 7, 2021 4:46 pm

    Claudette and Ed
    We were sorry to read about Marcel today in the Herald.
    Sincere sympathy to you and your family.

  • Chester et Ethel January 7, 2021 4:42 pm

    Nos sincere sympathie a Linda et familles.

  • Yolande LeVert January 7, 2021 3:29 pm

    Je veux exprimer mes sincères condoléances à vous, Linda, Michel , Kelly et Eva et Christine , Ken et Ainsley pendant cette période difficile. Vous êtes dans mes pensées.

  • Lucille & Brian Mahoney January 7, 2021 2:26 pm

    Chere Famille a Oncle Marcellin et Tante Elizabeth, Vous etes tous dans nos pensees et nos prieres pendant ce temps de tristesse et de difficulte.Soyez assures que vous etes tres specials a nous dans cette famille.Nous avons fait un dons a l’hopital en memoire de Marcel.On espere qu’on se reverra quand la pandemie sera terminee.L’ete prochain. we hope. Amitiee toujour, Lucille

  • Mae January 7, 2021 2:20 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family of Joseph. My sister my friend and myself visited him few years ago at his home in Port Hawkesbury. We played fiddles and piano all be afternoon. He was so talented. We will cherish just memory.
    Mae, Florence SC and Hristiana

  • Gilles Chiasson January 7, 2021 1:01 pm

    Å Linda, Christine, Michel, aussi, å Albert, Claudette, Georgina, Jeanne et les familles, mes sinçère sympathies pour le dėces de Marcel. Mes priėres sont avec vous dans ce temp de peine et douleur.

  • Aurel Muise January 7, 2021 12:53 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Linda, Christine, Michel and family. Marcel was a good friend and I will miss him, especially at AMAC. I always sat beside him and I really enjoyed his singing. RIP my friend.

  • Annette Larade January 7, 2021 11:01 am

    Marcel was a very kind man. He brought joy to many with his presence and music and will be greatly missed by all. Sending our deepest condolences to Linda, his children, family and friends.

  • Ginette (Robichaud) et Daniel Lagacé January 7, 2021 10:13 am

    Michel et la famille,
    Nous sommes tristes d’apprendre le décès de ton père, Marcel . Il était une belle et bonne personne, très humble et gentil.
    Nous penserons à lui chaque fois “Mes chers vingt ans” jouera ! Il avait un grand amour de la musique et ça paraissait.
    Rappelle toi et garde ton coeur à tout jamais les plus beaux souvenirs de lui.
    Nous vous gardons dans nos prières dans ces moments éprouvants et nous vous offrons à toi Michel, ta maman, ta sœur, la belle Eva et tous vos proches, nos plus sincères sympathies .
    Qu’il repose en paix !

  • GELAS January 7, 2021 9:32 am

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Marcellin and Yvette Chiasson January 7, 2021 9:22 am

    Linda and family: Our sincere condolences to you and family. Marcel brought much joy with his songs over the years and we are sure he will be greatly missed by you and the family. May God bless

  • Barbara Anne MacKay January 7, 2021 9:08 am

    Linda and family: So very sad to hear of Marcel’s passing. My sincere condolences to all of you. Marcel was so good to help me out at AMAC and harmonize with me even when I “stole” one of his songs. It was a pleasure to know him, and to hear him sing.

  • Chester and Bessie LeLievre January 7, 2021 9:01 am

    Our sincere condolences to Linda and the family. Your memories will remain special and in your hearts to help your travel through these hard times without him. RIP Marcel

  • Anne Marie Marie LeGrand January 7, 2021 8:08 am

    Linda et la famille Aucoin

    Mes prières et mes pensées sont avec vous pendant ce temps difficiles.

  • Gordon Aucoin January 6, 2021 8:12 pm

    My sincere condolences to his wife, children and grandchildren, Albert, Claudette, and Georgina. We will miss him as our morning coffee buddy.

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