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The Fortin Group

70 Horton Street, Lewiston, ME

OBITUARY

Alice A Jacques

May 7, 1931May 17, 2020
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Alice Auger Jacques 89 of Lewiston died Sunday morning, May 17 peacefully with loving family by her side.

She was born in Auburn on May 7 1931, the youngest of nine children born to Arthur J and Amanda St Pierre Auger. Alice was raised and educated in Auburn. On October 31, 1959 she married Jean L Jacques and together raised their 6 children in Lewiston. She had a love for life, family, cooking, nature; from fishing, walking, boating bird watching and enjoying the scenery first at Lake Auburn growing up and later at their camp on Sand Pond Tacoma Lakes, which eventually became their home. She especially enjoyed watching and calling to the loons. She was a loving devoted wife, mother and Memere who will be dearly missed. She will be fondly remembered for her signature smile, kind heart and gentle caring nature. She made every holiday special; from her hand-crafted Easter eggs and holiday cupcakes to her lobster stew and sugar cookies at Christmas to her hand-crafted Christmas tree ornaments for the grandchildren, to be treasured for years to come. Maple taffy on snow together in the Spring was always enjoyable. Her grandchildren meant the world to her and she was always eager to not only spend time with them, but to offer lessons on cooking, canning, sewing and fishing. She truly led by example and was very strong in her love of God and Catholic faith.

She is survived by her children; Daniel Jacques and wife Lori of Greene, Raymond Jacques of Wilton, Louise Tirabassi of Lewiston, Diane Gunderson of Florida and Linda Fisher and husband Bob of New Auburn; 1 sister Anna Siteman of Massachusetts; 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Jean in July 2018 and son, David in July 1983, four sisters, Alma Boisvert, Aline Comeau, Antonia Nadeau and Alexina Theberge; three brothers Arthur Auger, Alphonse Auger and Andre “Duke” Auger.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories of Alice by visiting the online guest book at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.

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Jeanne Comeau

May 30, 2020

I remember the house on Central Ave, between Aunt Alice and Linda Lou they babysat my two older sisters and I. For some reason when I smell hickory, I think of those days. She taught us how to bake chocolate chip cookies. I remember her hugs the most, they drew me in and made me feel safe and the kisses on the cheek, just like my memere &pepere(Aline&Larry Comeau)Aunt Alice and Uncle Jean would hold my face and give me a kiss on the cheek that seemingly vacuumed my face lol if that makes sense(if you got french Acadian grandparents you KNOW what I mean. I always felt Uncle Jean and Aunt Alice's love and attention. I remember Linda teaching me how to skate on sand pond in the winter and finding the biggest spider I had ever seen in the summer. The yard seemed so big(maybe I was just small). We just found out about her passing yesterday, but for the last 2 weeks I had been thinking about Aunt Alice. She is missed deeply. My heart goes out to Linda, Danny, Raymond, Louise and Diane. Sending you and your families all my love.
Jeanne

Donna Boisvert

May 30, 2020

thanks so much for sharing the pictures, Chummy loved looking at the pictures brought back alot of memories

Donna Boisvert

May 30, 2020

Chummy and I are thinking of your family.

Shalimar Chassé

May 30, 2020

For me, having lived out of state much of my young adulthood, my memories are high school and younger and the very occasional opportunity I had to connect when visiting my family and an Auger shindig might be happening.

In my younger years, my fondest memory is an Auger family reunion at Sand Pond. I love the water and Louise helped my sister and I learn to swim. Aunt Alice's smile and kindness made me feel very much at home.

Since my mémère, Alma Auger Boisvert, was the first to go in their generation, I have found anytime with one of her sisters very special- they all have similarities that bring comfort.

My mum, Anita Boisvert Poulin, shared that in the months before the pandemic restrictions, she would visit Aunt Alice . While they couldn't use words to communicate, Aunt Alice would smile with an eye twinkle- revealing recognition. Aunt Alice's last living sister, in fact the last living family member in their generation, shares that lovely smile and laugh. Aunt Anna resides in Massachusettes near her my cousin Jim Siteman.

The Auger laugh and sense of humor is a gift for all generations living and to come.

I really enjoyed the photos and video and appreciate the opportunity to see how large the Jacques family has grown. Hope to have an chance to connect and celebrate Aunt Alice's life one things return to safe.

Peace to you Aunt Alice and to your family.

Shalimar

Anita Poulin

May 28, 2020

My earliest memory of aunt Alice was when she babysat me. I was still in a baby crib. My mom and dad had gone to the movies, just down the hill on Second St. I woke up while they were gone and was devastated to see that my mother was not the one to come to console me. But aunt Alice, probably 17 at the time sang to me and rocked me to make me feel better. I was very little but I remember. It's my earliest memory as a child.

A second memory of her is when mom had bought me a 7" Ginny Doll and I played so much with it that all the hair was falling out. I was very sad that my dolly had no hair. Aunt Alice came to the rescue, purchased a new wig for the doll and glued it on.

She was a very good artist and crafter. We would sit and sketch together when I was little and I remember making flowers out of bright colored crepe paper.

Once I went to visit with her to tell her that the boys in my class were laughing at me because I had so much dark hair on my legs. She let me use her leg shaver and once again saved the day.

Another memory of her is Jergens Almond Cherry hand lotion. She always had a bottle of that lotion on the shelf in back of the toilet. I use to love to visit and spend time in the bathroom putting lotion on my hands.

When she had graduated from high school she worked for a short time for Lepage Bakery. She and I believe aunt Toni worked as bakers and made the donuts for the bakery. I was allowed to cross the street and visit them to get a broken chocolate crawler from the box of seconds that were saved for the nuns at the convent.

Later she got a job working for Nolin's Jewelry Shop in Lewiston. She would leave the house in the morning all dolled up in her best cloths. She worked as a jewelry sales lady. She was so pretty! A year or so later she met uncle Jean through her brothers Al and Duke, and we all know the rest of the story. They made a cute couple!! Niece, Anita Boisvert Poulin


Rachel Crookston (Theberge)

May 28, 2020

Aunt Alice was just the nicest, sweetest, kindest person I every knew. My Mom and Aunt Alice were the 2 youngest and stayed very close their entire lives. My Mom loved her little sister so much. I will never forget Aunt Alice and how kind and sweet she was.

I want to extend my deepest, heartfelt sympathies to her family, as I know how hard it is to lose a Mother that is just the best you could have possibly been blessed to have.

Aunt Alice is with her husband her son and her family in God's care. Aunt Alice will never be forgotten. Her's was a life well lived! She will truly be missed by all that knew her.

George Boisvert

May 28, 2020

Dear Cousins:

Learned about your mother, my aunt, this morning.

We kind of grew up together. She was ten years older than me. I used to spend most of my life at the Auger home on 3rd. street while living at Great Uncle Al's house, next door, during WWII.
She and Aunt Alexsina were the sitters for my brother and I. I remember, during WWII, the four of us touring the neighborhood on Saturday mornings, school being out, and counting the blue stars on the flags of neighbors who had sons and daughters in the military. Some of the stars turned to gold for those who were not to come back.
Grand'mère had four blue stars, and they remained blue throughout the War.
From your video : I remember Uncle Al's 1936? Chevy, with the rumble seat, used for our trips to Sandy Bottom pond,
I shell also mentioned that your mother thought me how to ice skate on Lake Auburn by pushing a chair on the ice with skates on.

There are so many more stories.

George

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