It is with deep sadness that the family of Joseph “Francois” Aucoin announce his passing at the Saint John Regional Hospital after a period of illness on January 4, 2017. He was born on September 13, 1937 in Rosaireville, NB to the late Joseph and Marguerite (Pitre) Aucoin.
François owned a watch repair business, working out of his own home, and enjoyed putting his fine motor skills to use. He especially enjoyed the chats with his clients, and that is what he missed the most after he had to stop working due to ill health. Although he had multiple health problems throughout his life, he never complained, always grateful for all the help he was getting and worried he was being too much trouble. He was a very kind man who would do anything for anyone, and will be remembered fondly by all who had the opportunity to chat with him while he was fixing their watches, or who were able to enjoy his company in any setting. He was a very faith-oriented man who was very active in his parish church, Saint-François-de-Sales, serving as an altar server continually over the years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and greatly enjoyed his church life.
François is survived by his brother Laurie (Agnes) Aucoin, Comox, B.C.,
as well as several great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and friends.
He was pre-deceased by his parents,
three brothers; Léo, Aldéric, and Gérard Aucoin, sister Lilianne Robichaud and nephew Claude Aucoin.
The family would like to thank the staff on 5C South at the Saint John Regional Hospital for all the care given to François during his month-long stay at the hospital.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424) in Saint John where visitation will be held on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8p.m. A funeral mass will be held at Saint-Francois-de-Sales Church on Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 12pm with a reception to follow in the church basement. Interment will take place at a later date. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Parkinson’s Society, Saint John Right to Life organization, Saint-Francois-de-Sales Church fund, the Community Food Basket or to the charity of the donor’s choice.