Obituary of Bernie AuCoin
"You are my sunshine”
With broken hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Bernie AuCoin on March 15th, 2023, surrounded by his loving family in his 85th year at the Welland Hospital.
Beloved husband of Jeannine (née Chouinard) of 62 years. Dear father of JoAnne, Sandy (Kelly) Baker, and Michael. Forever in the hearts of his grandchildren; Mark (Laura), Brittnee (Ryan), Kierstyn (Leo), Joseph, Victoria, Emily (Rick), Kurtis (Logan), and Nolan (Brenna) and great-grandchildren; Griffin, Rhett, and Michael. Eldest and treasured brother of; Joseph (Andrea), Gerard (Karen), sister-in-law Rita, Simon (Nancy), Joséphine (late Jimmy), Marie-Sophie (Seward), Cécile (Daniel), Joan (late Martin), Thérèse (Brian), Marguerite (Gilles), Bernadette (Eugene) and Paulette (Victor). Bernie will be missed by his former son-in-law Mark Orsini, his nieces and nephews, his extended family, his friends, his colleagues from Atlas Steels, his neighbours, and his fur-buddy Dexter. Predeceased by his newborn daughter Deborah, parents Marcellin and Elizabeth (née Chiasson), his brothers Daniel and Sam, and his sister Marie-Luce.
Originating from Cape Breton, he moved to Ontario and met the love of his life Jeannine in 1959 and raised three children. He worked for Atlas Steels for 40 years, was an avid Blue Jays fan, and an enthusiastic card player. He lived for his family and will always be remembered for his baby blues and his great smile, his east coast jigs, and his French-Acadian singing. His generosity, big heart, and cheerful spirit will forever be missed. He leaves the beautiful legacy of a great man, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and uncle, who worked tirelessly to provide for his loved ones.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. D. Goswami, Dr R. Goswami, Dr. Rana and the office staff. Special thank you to the Welland Hospital ER doctors and nursing staff, and the sixth-floor nursing staff for their compassionate care.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the WELLAND FUNERAL HOME, CREMATION AND RECEPTION CENTRE, 827 East Main Street, Welland on Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. until service time in the chapel at 7:30 p.m. Donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or charity of your choice in honour of Bernie, would be greatly appreciated by the family.
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