A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home

217 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS


Margaret Elvina "Vina" (LeBlanc) Aucoin

June 20, 1925March 5, 2020

Age 94, of Dartmouth and recently of Parkland Clayton Park, passed away peacefully in the Geriatric Unit, QE II site, Halifax, surrounded by family, on March 5, 2020. Vina was born in Margaree, Nova Scotia in 1925. She was the daughter of Patrick and Hélène (Delaney) LeBlanc. Her parents passed away when she was very young. She moved to Halifax during World War II where she remained for the rest of her long life. On June 20, 1949 (her birthday), she married Edmond Joseph “Bob” Aucoin, a World War II veteran, formerly of Cheticamp. Vina and Bob were very happily married for 61 years until he passed away in 2010. Vina was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and an exceptional homemaker. She lived for her family and we will all miss her so much. She is survived by her son, Tom (Maureen); daughters, Elaine (Don) Morash and Annette (Pat) Sherlock; four grandchildren, Paul (Aimee Corbett) Aucoin, Amy (Ryan) Sherlock Brookman, Ben Morash, Kevin (Jenna Dickson) Morash, and her favorite - great-granddaughter Katie Brookman. She is also survived by many nephews and nieces and two sisters-in-law, Della Aucoin and Janet Wright. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by sisters, Julie Anne LaPierre, Cecile Chiasson, Adèle Doucet, Lucy Ann Gallant, Mary Emma LeFort and Helen Ryan; brothers, Thomas (killed in action in Italy in 1944), J. Arthur, and Arsène. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Funeral Mass will be held for immediate family only at St. Clement’s Church, 16 Gaston Road, Dartmouth, Father Gerald David officiating. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Halifax, 618 Francklyn Street, Halifax, B3H 3B4 or https://hospicehalifax.ca/donate-now/.


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Margaret Elvina "Vina" (LeBlanc) Aucoin

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Sarah Dozzi

March 21, 2020

Thinking of you, the family of Vina AuCoin, whose funeral memorial Mass is held this morning at St. Clements. Sorry, her friends cannot be in attendance due to limitations of crowds due to this Covid 19 virus.
Please accept my sincerest condolences in the loss of your loving Mom. We exchanged Christmas greeting cards until 2018 inclusive. May she rest in peace with her "Bobby".

Joseph Fougere

March 21, 2020

Tom,Elaine, Annette, condolences from Sheila and I.

Mary Chiasson

March 19, 2020

To the family of Vina Aucoin our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother, Elvina. My husband, Ray, and I had the pleasure of meeting both of your parents about 10 years ago. Your mom always referred to her husband as Bobby - and we did share a glass of vine , especially at the time your dad - with great patience produced for us a translation from French into English a bulletin from the Cheticamp parish of Chiasson genology. Those were happy times, You have been blessed to have such wonderful parents in your lives. I am sure they are both very happy with each other now and look on you all with great pride. God Bless all of you.

Claude Carter

March 18, 2020

Elaine....My Deepest Sympathy to you and your family...Claude

Barbara Le Blanc

March 17, 2020

Sending you all my love. Although I will be unable to attend the service, I will be thinking of you all. Aunt Vina was kind and showed her love for all her relatives and friends. She will always be in my heart. Your cousin Barbara

Sharon and Wilfred Poirier

March 15, 2020

We were saddened to learn of your mother’s passing. We always enjoyed seeing her at the Esquire from time to time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult tome. Our deepest condolences, Sharon and Wilfred

Paul Ryan

March 13, 2020

Our sincere sympathy and condolences of the passing of aunt Vena. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May Aunt Vena rest in peace,
Paul and Lucy Ryan and family

D.P. Church ( Churchie )

March 13, 2020

Tom and Family
I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept my condolences.

Joan Bona

March 13, 2020

Elaine and family
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Aunt Mary and Uncle Jerry spoke fondly and lovingly of their friendship over the years. I met them for the first time at M And J 60th anniversary. What a reunion in Heaven.

Mary ( Ryan ). & Bob Head

March 11, 2020

To Vena,s family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time,
She was a great lady.
Love and prayers
Mary and Bob