James Aucoin, Donkin

Obituary of James Francis Aucoin, Donkin

It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our father, James Francis Aucoin, 86, of Donkin, at home on, Monday, April 4, 2022. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late, Hugh and Cecilia (Marsh) Aucoin. Jim was employed for 32 years at Dofasco Steel Co, Hamilton, ON. After retirement, he and Lila moved home to Cape Breton and settled in Donkin. He was a great dad and loved with a gentle heart. Jim most enjoyed the time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was a good papa. His passion was horses and horseracing. Surviving are his children, Barbara (Alan Snow) Aucoin, Donkin, Jim (Michelle), Mattawa, On and Hugh, Donkin; siblings, Barb MacIsaac, Hamilton, ON and Dan (Lynn) Aucoin, Selkirk, ON; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Delila and ten siblings. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. A Graveside service will be held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Reserve Mines on Friday at 10:00 am with Fr Duaine Devereaux presiding. Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences can be expressed through V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay by visiting www.vjmcgillivray.ca