With deep sadness the family announces that Henrietta (Harriet) Marie AuCoin (86), Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home, Cheticamp, formerly of Belle Cote, Inverness County, passed away peacefully on 17 August 2020. Born on 26 December, 1933 in Margaree Harbour, and raised in Terre Noire, she was the daughter of the late George and Marie (Leblanc) AuCoin. She was a long serving member of St Michael’s Church, East Margaree, and most recently of L’Église St Pierre, Cheticamp. She is survived by her six children – Allan (Elizabeth Dean), Gibsons BC; Richard (Denise Murrin), Lethbridge AB; Gordon (Kim Sutton), Ottawa ON; Priscilla (John Martin), Stoney Creek ON; Maurice (Chantal Pitre) Westmount QC; and Harold (Lynn Chiasson) Timberlea NS; sixteen grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren; sisters Honora (Nora) Considine, Dartmouth, NS; Sister Anne, Antigonish, NS; and brothers Arthur, East Margaree, NS; Wilfred, Edmonton AB, and Theodore, St Joseph de Moine, NS.
She was predeceased by her soul mate and most beloved husband of 44 years Joseph AuCoin (1999); brothers George, John, and Jerome (Jerry); and son-in-law John Martin.
Well known for her very social and engaging personality, Harriet loved hosting visitors. The tea pot was always on, and at meal time there was always room for more at the table. She was gifted with an amazing ability to make everyone feel at ease and at home. A deeply devoted wife and nurturing mother, above all else, Harriet dearly loved her family, and always placed their needs above her own. Her infectious laugh, her quick wit, and generous heart will be missed dearly by all who were blessed to have known her.
The family would like to extend their sincerest heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Foyer Père Fiset and the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre for their unwavering care, kindness, and compassion. During these challenging times of COVID-19 when we could not be with her in person, your communication, support, and companionship were well above and beyond what could be expected.
Cremation has taken place, with burial in St. Michael’s Parish Cemetery at a later date. A Celebration of Life will be held after COVID-19 travel and gathering restrictions are lifted.
Memorial donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home or a charity of your choice.