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Patrick Dave Aucoin

Patrick Dave Aucoin

71, known as Davy to everyone that knew him, died peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, June 4th, 2022 at the Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home, Cheticamp.

Born in Cheticamp to Marie Emma (Leblanc) and Joseph Aucoin, he was the youngest of 8 children.  He was predeceased by both his parents along with his two sisters, Marie-Julie and Carmella; three brothers, Yvon, Gordon, and Georgie.

He leaves behind his wife of 45 years Catherine Mae (Haché) Aucoin; his two sons, Shawn (Mélanie) Aucoin and Jeff (Erin) Aucoin; his five grandchildren, Parker, Hunter, Damien, Julie and Émilie.  He also leaves behind his two brothers, Eddie Joe (Thérèse) Aucoin and Laurent Edmond (Gelina) Aucoin along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Davy grew up in La Prairie.  He moved to Toronto at the young age of 16 and found work through several different means.  He and some of his friends would make frequent weekend trips to Cheticamp throughout the summers.  It was during one of these trips he would meet his future wife, Catherine Mae.

Davy and Catherine Mae eventually settled down in New Glasgow where they both started working at Michelin Tires.  They were married in Cheticamp on July 23, 1976.  They welcomed their first son Shawn in October, 1978.  In the early 80s, Davy and Catherine Mae moved back to their hometown of Cheticamp where they welcomed their second son Jeff in January, 1983.

He started working alongside family members in carpentry, electrical, and home heating before eventually working as a heavy equipment operator with Chiasson Brothers.  He had a passion for heavy equipment which he operated for a few different companies until a knee injury forced him into early retirement.  He also opened his small engine repair business where he could fix anything.  He always went out of his way to help anyone.

Davy loved the outdoors.  He spent many hours 4 wheeling in the mountains with his brothers and close friends.  He was a member of the Search and Rescue and Highland ATV clubs.  His other past times included NASCAR, playing card games such as Euchre and crib, and playing pool.  He and Catherine Mae would regularly take relaxing drives in the park with pit stops for ice cream.

Very rarely would there be a week in the summer when snow crab or lobster wasn’t being cooked in the barn, his second home.

His greatest love was for his family, especially his wife, sons and 5 grandchildren. Kids were drawn to him, and it brought him great joy to make them laugh. He found great joy following his two sons through the arenas during the hockey years.

The family would like to thank the staff at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre in Cheticamp and the Highland Manor in Neil’s Harbour for the care received during this time.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022 at the Cheticamp Funeral Home from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 10:30 AM in Église St-Pierre, Chéticamp with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association of Canada or the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre,  Chéticamp.


  • Penny Conway July 1, 2022 11:33 am

    Sorry for your loss

  • Catherine aucoin June 23, 2022 12:57 pm

    My sincere sympathy during this very difficult time

  • Peter and Julie Hope June 11, 2022 10:02 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to Catherine Mae and family.

  • Audrey McManus June 11, 2022 5:26 pm

    Deepest condolences to you all of his family and friends.

  • ETHEL Aucoin June 11, 2022 11:22 am

    So sorry for your lost ,our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Paul and Mary Aucoin June 11, 2022 7:38 am

    So sorry to hear, sending our deepest condolences to the family.

  • Gaston & Marie Sophie Aucoin June 10, 2022 7:42 am

    Deepest sympathies to all the family.

  • Yvon and Kay Aucoin June 10, 2022 7:38 am

    So sad for your loss, condolences to Cathy and all the Family!

  • Karen & Gerard Aucoin June 9, 2022 10:10 pm

    Sincere sympathies to Catherine Mae, Shawn, Jeff & families… the young ones as well. Thoughts & Prayers going to you during this sad time….RIP Davy

  • Andre Aucoin June 9, 2022 9:13 pm

    Sorry for your loss to Catherine Mae,Shawn,Jeff & family , R.I.P Davy

  • Donna avant June 9, 2022 5:00 pm

    Davy was such a special guy, much loved by all of us. So full of fun and laughter. My heart goes out to all of you.

  • Jeanne wadsworth June 9, 2022 4:56 pm

    Our sympathy to Cathy and family. We will miss our summertime friend and neighbor. John and Janet

  • Louis-Paul et Ginette Chiasson June 9, 2022 3:58 pm

    Sincères condoléances à Catherine-Mae, les garçons et leurs familles. Puissent les bons souvenirs vous aider à traverser ces moments difficiles!

  • Michel & Lucille Soucy June 9, 2022 3:36 pm

    Thanks for your friendliness Dave, will miss seeing you. Sincere condolences to Catherine Mae and family.

  • Darlene Paturel June 9, 2022 3:14 pm

    Nos sinceres sympathies ,
    Darlene et Jeanmarc Paturel
    Dora et Edgar Aucoin

  • Gérard Aucoin June 9, 2022 3:13 pm

    Mes sincères sympathies Catherine May, une Grosse hug pour toi! Sincères sympathies a toute la famille.XOXO

  • Carmel Lavigne June 9, 2022 2:01 pm

    Sincères condoléances à la famille de Davy. Nos pensées sont avec vous durant cette période difficile. Carmel et Angus

  • Nathan Burns June 9, 2022 11:40 am

    I’ll never forget the image of Davy riding the roller coaster at Busch Gardens when our families met there back in the 90s. I swear Davy was having as much fun as any kid in the park, his arms were stretched above his head and he was laughing the entire time. My condolences to the family.

  • Ruth Sprik June 9, 2022 9:16 am

    my heart hurts for the family of Davy- may the good Lord be with you and give you strength- I am so happy that I had the chance to meet Yvon’s family several years ago- we stayed at the home of Davy and Catherine Mae and they were wonderful to us- my love goes with you. Always, Ruth

  • Norma Lamont June 9, 2022 8:48 am

    So sorry for your lossmy Deepest sympathy

  • Sharon & Arthur Deveau June 9, 2022 8:43 am

    R.I.P. Davy!

  • Doris Poirier June 9, 2022 6:41 am

    Sincere condolences sent to Catherine Mae, Shawn, Jeff and all the family.

  • Aurel Muise June 8, 2022 9:52 pm

    J’offre mes sinceres condoleances a Catherine Mae, Shawn, Jeff et les familles Aucoin et Hache. Repose en paix Davy.

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