It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Yvon Joseph "Joe" Aucoin on February 13th, 2022 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance at the age of 77.
Joe was born in Cheticamp, Novia Scotia on November 21, 1944.
His parents were Joseph Aucoin and Marie Emma Aucoin of Cheticamp, Nova Scotia.
Predeceased his wife Stella Marie (2015). He is survived by his beloved companion Ruth Spirk who they shared over 5 years together.
Loving father to Raymond Sterling (Racheal Perrault), late Gary Sterling Jr. (2015), Loretta Storey (Ed), and Darren Aucoin-Goeree. Proud Pepe of Nicholas Sterling (Karly), Tyler Sterling (Victoria Lumley), Christopher Sterling-Murphy, Kayla Miranda Larade (Rene Collette), Letosha Marie Sterling, Joshawa Storey and many great-grandchildren.
Dearly missed by his siblings Edouard Joseph "Eddie Joe" (Therese), Patrick "Davy" (Catherine Mae) and Laurent Edmond (Gelina), and brothers-in-law Joseph Hubert, Richard Lalumiere (Mary Ann Lewis) and their children.
Remembered by nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.
Predeceased by siblings Marie Julie (2015), Carmella (2015), Georgie (1995), Joseph Gordon (1995) and sister-in-law Jean (2007).
Joe loved to sing country music and his D28 Martin guitar.
Visitation is Friday, February 18th, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 at McKinlay Funeral Home 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham. Those wishing to attend can register at https://signup.com/go/oLXDQdr or by phoning the funeral home. Following Joe's wishes, cremation will take place with a graveside service in the Spring.
If desired, memorial donations to the Dementia Society are appreciated by the family.
Please share a condolence online at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com