John William Aucoin

February 14, 1917February 20, 2013

John William Aucoin (Papa John) quietly passed away February 20,2013 at Taigh Na Mara. John spent time in the military serving over sea in ww2and a long career as a miner following his service. He is survived by his loving wife Abigail (Milley) Aucoin, his son William (Donna) Aucoin, Grandsons Blake(Nancy) Aucoin,Noel Nova Scotia, Brent (Sharon) Aucoin, Reserve, Derrick (MaryAnn ) Aucoin Donkin, Several great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Predeceased by a son John Edward, four brothers and three sisters. John had a strong love for music and was a skilled in numerous musical instruments. He will be greatly missed by all. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Patten Funeral Home 71 Union street Glace Bay. Celebration of his life will take place at St. Luke’s United Church Donkin on Monday February 25,at 11am with Rev. Chris Matheson officiating . Burial at later date in parish cemetery. Special thanks to the staff at the Taigh Na Mara for their care and love for John .as well special thanks to Debbie Boutilier VON and Sharon Butler RN. Papa John, we will miss you, You forever be in our hearts. Online condolence may be sent to


John William Aucoin

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

mary thomas treige

March 12, 2013

To Abby, Willie, Donna and family; Just heard of John's passing and was so saddened to know that he had left you. Having just celebrated Mom's 90th birthday, I know how precious our family is to us. I have many wonderful memories of visiting and chatting with him, and loving the butterscotch pudding we always shared at supper time. Thank God for wonderful parents. Will keep you all in prayer and hope all is well. Blessings, Mary Thomas Treige

March 11, 2013

Willie, I was sorry to read of your fathers death. My love and best wishes go out to you Helen