It is with heavy hearts that we, the family announce the passing of our mother, Diane Aucoin on Saturday, December 23, 2023, at the Celtic Court Nursing Home, in Sydney.

Born on April 28, 1938, in Sydney, Diane was a daughter of the late Frank and Sadie (Fogarty) Smith.

Mom was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus and Branch 12 Legion, in Sydney, where she spent many hours volunteering in the kitchen for various functions. Mom loved a good game of Tarabish. She had an active social life and was blessed with many friends.

Mom is survived by her children, Christopher MacIsaac (Toshie), Laurie MacIsaac, Cindy MacArthur (Charlie) and Joseph MacIsaac; sister, Sheila MacIsaac; grandchildren, Jocelyn, Jamee, Abby, Amanda, Brandon, Joshua, Brayden, and Cheyenne; great-grandchildren, Landon, Layla, Zander, Eros, and Sophie; as well as dear friend, Marilyn Black.

Mom is predeceased by her husband, Dominic Aucoin; father of her children, Harold MacIsaac; sister, Natalie and brother, Jimmy.

Our family would like to express our sincere gratitude to the staff of Celtic Court Nursing Home. They became a big part of mom’s extended family. Mom loved her life there and we will always carry that in our hearts.

There will be no visitation for the late Diane Aucoin. A private memorial service to celebrate the life of Diane will be held at a later date.

Donations in memory of Diane may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

Online Condolences

I would like to pass on the condolences of the Ladies Auxiliary of Branch 12. We have many great memories of our sister Diane. May she rest in peace.
From:  Deanna Allen