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Therese Marie Aucoin

Therese Marie Aucoin

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother Therese Marie Aucoin, age 77 at the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre in Chéticamp on May 21st, 2020. Born in Point Cross on September 1st 1942, she was the daughter of the late William (à Marcellin à Romuald Doucet and Olive Aucoin) and Helen Rose (à Thomas Doucette and Margaret Brewer).

Mom and Dad’s undying devotion to each other has been such an inspiration to our family. They were married on December 26th, 1959 and lived through many trials and tribulations over the years but nothing was stronger than their cherished bond of love. Dad was often working away from home and when the weekend arrived, it was such a joy to see them reunited. They worked very hard but never missed out on going dancing every Saturday night. They had many great memories from their time spent at the old homestead in Saint-Joseph-du-Moine, where Mom took such pleasure of looking out their kitchen window, watching the birds in the feeders, appreciating her flowers and seeing bald eagles soar over “le lac à Dosite”. She had such a love for nature, who enjoyed the farm and of course, over the years, her numerous fur babies.

Our mother had an extraordinary gift of connecting easily with people and making them feel special. There was always tea on the stove, time for anyone who needed her and always room for one more at the table. She was such a passionate, kind and selfless person, who was devoted to caring for her family and friends.

Mom loved challenges as shown in her ability and driven passion to try something new.  Her ambitious work ethics was a positive example to all who knew her. Anything was possible with her! She baked goods for stores, was a great cook (we will especially miss her delicious jams, fudge, bird nests cookies and meat pies), she cut hair, she made wedding cakes, she was a seamstress, she had huge gardens which she tended to and canned as much vegetables as possible, helped on the farm and for a while she worked at Aucoin’s Restaurant in the kitchen. As an accomplished rug-hooker, she worked at La Coopérative Artisanale, a job she really enjoyed. Rug-hooking – which she learned from her mother, was a huge part of her life, especially the decades that she was a home-maker with a family to raise and taking care of three elders at home for twenty-seven years. She was so gifted, designing her own patterns, dying her wool, etc. She had orders to work on full floor length rugs for people from New York, numerous special commissions and of course, sold her many pieces locally where she could not keep up with the demand. She was well known for her rugs featuring birds and a special pattern passed down from past generations, “les tapis des carreaux”. She made beautiful rugs which are scattered all over the world. It was heart-breaking when Mom had to give up this favorite hobby due to her failing health.

Even when, through the years that Mom suffered from several painful ailments, at times that many would have given up, she always maintained a positive outlook and grateful attitude. As a faithful Catholic, she believed that this was God’s will and always said, “It could always be worse”.

After a short stay at La Résidence Acadienne, in 2019, Mom and Dad became residents of Le Foyer Père Fiset in Chéticamp. Mom died as a result of a hip fracture and the surgery was just too hard on her frail heart and body. The night before surgery, her last words to us were, “I am so worried about Dad, he saw me fall. Please make sure he is ok. I will probably not survive this surgery, but I wanted to tell you that there is no measurement that can describe how much I love you all.”  This is so Mom, even during the chaos of falling, she was thinking of us.

She will be tenderly remembered by her beloved husband of 61 years, Gerard and their three children; Rosie (Armand), Chéticamp, Robert (Judy), Saulnierville, N.S. and Louise (Emile), Fort McMurray, Alberta. Their grand-children: Cory, Christine (Jacques), Camille (Amy Lou), Philip (Leah), Francine (Brian) and David. Their great-grandchildren; Damien, Emma, Dominic, Amy and step-great grandchild, Gracen Boudreau. She also leaves behind her brother, Marcel Doucet (Brampton) Ontario, sister-in-law Catherine Aucoin (Chéticamp), brother-in-law and his wife, Philias and Laura Aucoin (Chertsey) Québec, brother-in-law Théobert Chiasson (Chéticamp) and brother-in-law Ronald Brown (Middleton). She will also be sadly missed by her numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends. We cannot help but mention that Mom will be greatly missed by her 2nd cousin and dear friend, Dauphine Aucoin. Through their special bond of friendship which started during their childhood, Dauphine was always so good to Mom, especially during these past few years when Mom’s health was deteriorating.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by siblings; Catherine Mame, Gordon, Russel and many other members of our extended family.

We have no doubt that this gentle soul is now an angel watching over us and was welcomed to heaven with open arms, reunited with loved ones into the eternal peace of God’s kingdom where she is finally free of pain and suffering.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at Le Foyer Père Fiset who made Mom’s final months in long-term care as comfortable as possible during her rapid decline. As well, a very big thank you to the many compassionate doctors, nurses and other health care professionals involved in her exceptional care. The compassion and kind gestures towards Mom and the family during her final journey among us, go beyond the call of duty and will never be forgotten.

Our Mother was a very giving person. We ask that in her memory, you extend an act of kindness to someone who is alone or less fortunate during these unprecedented times. Her legacy of kindness and selflessness will continue to inspire those who were lucky enough to know her and be loved by her.

            Mom, your love tied the heartstrings of our entire family. Your devotion and care were the ties that bound us as one. We love you and will carry you in our hearts forever. Tu ne seras jamais oublié Maman. Toujours dans nos coeurs.

Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church, Saint-Joseph-du-Moine and will be announced at a later date due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Memorial donations can be made to Le Foyer Père Fiset or St. Joseph’s Church.

Condolences

  • Carole Aucoin May 25, 2020 6:16 pm

    David and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to your family in this difficult time. May Thérèse RIP.

  • Donna Botelho May 25, 2020 12:39 pm

    I’m so very sorry to hear of MaTante Therese passing. She was a wonderful lady and will always be fondly remembered ❤️May she RIP as she joins all our family and friends in Heaven. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers xoxoxox

  • James Chiasson May 25, 2020 12:26 pm

    Condolences to the family from the Chiasson family in California

  • Francine Aucoin May 25, 2020 11:44 am

    My deepest sympathies to the family and friends ! I am thinking of you pepere xoxo love you and miss you xoxo

  • Francine Aucoin May 25, 2020 11:16 am

    I’m very sorry for your loss pépère ! I miss you so much , we are thinking of you ! Love your granddaughter Francine and Brian xoxox

  • Karen Doucet-Rybka May 25, 2020 9:59 am

    I am so sorry for your loss Uncle Gerard, Robert, Rosie & Louise! When I look back growing up, I have so many fond memories of Aunt Teresa and our summers in Cape Breton! Aunt Teresa treated me with such kindness when we would visit from Toronto. Her home was our home while we stayed. She was so sweet and genuine. She always put others before herself. She had a smile that could light up a room! She was a wonderful cook and I was ever so grateful to enjoy her meat pies and sweets! She was always busy taking care of everyone including her cats, cooking or hooking she was one busy lady! My visits to Nova Scotia were fewer as an adult but I thought of Aunt Teresa often. I will treasure all the memories I have of her. The hardest thing I have had to endure in my lifetime was the loss of my mom and dad. I understand your pain. Time will help heal your sorrow but I hope you can find comfort in all the lovely memories you have of her like I do! She will be forever remembered in my heart and prayers. She is no longer in pain and is reunited with all her family who went before her including my parents. My she Rest In Peace! Sending you all my love and prayers for healing during this difficult time. I love you all xoxo

  • Maurice andMarcella Aucoin May 25, 2020 9:43 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. She was very sweet lady and is free of pain now. R I P

  • Mary & Brian Duncan May 25, 2020 9:04 am

    I met Robert & Judy from the kitchen parties held at local halls in Yarmouth County and was so sorry to hear of the death of Robert’s Mom. Although I did not know her, the words of her obituary describe an amazing woman who will be missed by all who knew her. My wife, Mary and I send our sincere condolences to Judy & Robert and all the Aucoin family as you mourn. May peace of Christ be with you.

  • Linus et Linda Chiasson May 25, 2020 12:22 am

    Sincères condoléances à Oncle Gérard, Rosie, Robert, Louise et tous les autres membres de la famille. Repose en paix Tante Therese.

  • Christine Aucoin May 24, 2020 11:38 pm

    Hi pépère , sorry for your loss , I send my sympathies to you in this difficult time . It is very hard loosing such a wonderful mémère but she was very loved and always will be . I am thinking of you and love you very much

  • Anne Marie Myette Pomquet N, S. May 24, 2020 9:47 pm

    Robert and Judy so sorry to hear of the death of Roberts mom.Lots of prayers to yup and your family Robert.I am a faithful listener of your music on fb.

  • Marcelline DOIRON May 24, 2020 9:38 pm

    So sorry to hear this I have been praying for her since Robert mentioned this one night when he was singing on the Ultimate Kitchen Party. Sincere condolences to you all. I know exactly where she lived as my son owns the little blue cottage at the bottom of the hill of that seniors home. RIP Mrs. Aucoin.

  • Sylvia (Chiasson) Boudreau May 24, 2020 7:23 pm

    Sincères condoléances à toute la famille, spécialement à Rosie et Robert à qui j’ai enseigné à l’école du Moine. Mes prières sont avec vous.

  • Clifford et Lucille May 24, 2020 5:45 pm

    La famille de Marie Rosie Aucoin désire offrir ses condoléances à Gerard , Louise, Robert et tout spécialement à Rosie et les siens en ces temps difficiles . “Il n y aura plus de souffrance pour toi chère Thérèse “ Repose en Paix

  • Laurie Leblanc May 24, 2020 5:10 pm

    Sincere condolences to all the family, she was a beautiful lady inside and out. I loved chatting with her on our visits she was a sweetheart and she was truly a loving devoted wife and mother. Will miss her smile and funny stories of her mischievous cats. Love Laurie and Nivard and Charlotte and Adam xoxo

  • Leandre & Josephine LeBlanc May 24, 2020 4:59 pm

    Our condolences to the family.

  • Doris Lombard May 24, 2020 4:54 pm

    i remember your mom when i was a little girl and my sister and Robert got married she was the sweetest lady i am so very sorry for your family is loss hugs and kisses she was will be sadly sadly miss :{

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