Sister Therese Marie Aucoin (Sister Bernadette) peacefully went Home to her God on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Ruth Ross Residence in Saint John, NB.
Born in Rosaireville, NB on May 12, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marguerite (Pitre) Aucoin. She entered the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception on January 6, 1950.
Sister Therese generously shared her gifts and talents in her ministry of Homemaker and Hospitality in Tobique, Fredericton, and Saint John, NB as well as in Prince Albert, SK. In her early ministry at St. Peter’s Convent, she and Sister Loyola spent many hours visiting families in the Old North End. Later she was involved in Social Services ministry, spending 30 years with the St. Vincent de Paul Society on Waterloo Street, responding to the needs of the marginalized and forgotten, especially the children and families.
Her last ministry was Pastoral Care, visiting Seniors at Rocmaura Nursing Home and Turnbull Nursing Home.
Sister Therese was known as a gentle and soft-spoken woman of profound faith in her God. She was truly proud of her Acadian heritage, cherishing her culture and language.
Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Marguerite (Pitre) Aucoin; brothers, Gerard (in infancy), Alderie, Leo, Francois and Gerard and sister, Lilianne (Robichaud).
Survived by her sisters, Rose Aucoin and Rita (Richard) and brother, Laurie Aucoin.
A graveside service will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed and can be viewed by visiting Sister Aucoin's obituary on the Brenan's website. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, Saint John, NB (506-634-7424).