In Memoriam : Betty AuCoin

Betty AuCoin Betty J. AuCoin - age: 90
(October 31, 1927 to May 29, 2018 )
Resident of Biddeford, Maine

Visitation Information:
Private family committal will be held at Laurel Hill Cemetery

Obituary:
Betty AuCoin died peacefully in her home May 29, 2018. Born in 1927 in Steelville Illinois to Margaret and Vernon Koenig. Married Gary Silkinat in 1948 and had 3 daughters Sharon, Nancy and Roxanne. Was widowed in 1960 and remarried years later.
She was a devoted loving mother who had a successful career and business of her own in cosmetology.
She was a wonderfully talented in music and with her beautiful voice sang on radio shows with her twin sister Ruth in the 1940's. She was self taught in several musical instruments including the guitar, auto harp and in her late eighties taught herself the ukulele. She enjoyed getting together in song swaps to play and sing with fellow musicians. Her favorite music was blue grass and praise and worship.
She was a pioneer for the Lord and encourages many with her Bible knowledge and grace.
She had many good and dear friends and had a beautiful spirit of life, fun and laughter.
She was an avid gardener and had beautiful flower and vegetable gardens, She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed good food and socializing.
She was a talented artist and had a flare for color and expression.
She is the grandmother of eleven grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren all of them brought her great pride and joy.
She is survived by her three daughters Sharon, Nancy and Roxanne and her dear sister Connie, she will always be in our thoughts and deeply loved and missed by all.








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From Maureen White - May the memories of your loved one comfort you. I only met your mother once-over a year ago. Your Mom left a rich legacy.



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From Rachel Krawczyk - Thinking of you with sympathy and love at this sad time. "Betty was just a peach and a special person.



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From Heather Davis - I am grateful that I had met your Mom on a couple of Union Church times and can picture her playing music with you. Please know I extend condolences to you and and to your family on this significant life passage for you, for your family and for your Mom.



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From Sharon - "There are some things that never, ever leave us. A mother's love is one of them. Mom will be with you - in spirit and in heart - forever."



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From Carol and Bob - "The heart aches for what it has loved and lost. Gently wrap yourself in the warm memories of your mother. Let the love that held you close continue to bring you strength and comfort"



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From Anne and Ken - "We are holding you in our hearts and prayers"



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From John and Jen - "Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted - Matt 5:4 - "Sad times. We only have one Mom. May you be consoled knowing she has met her Lord."



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My Prayer for Mom, May 28th 2018 Prayer for Mom Lord, please have mercy- Thank you for making Betty our mom, a sister, a grandmother…and trusting her hands to care for us when we had no clue what we were doing. This parenting journey has sometimes been hard, funny, scary, inspiring, …and there were a lot of parts that we messed up that I wish I could do over. Thank you for all the sweet moments—there were soooo many of those. You will be sorely missed. I am especially going to miss you in the ordinariness of the everyday. Being near you —on the good days and the bad—has been the greatest joy and privilege of my life. Mom you taught me most things that I believe and carry to this day. You helped me fall in love with music, with gardening, with enjoying the small things. Mom you are extremely creative and artistic. Mom you are and always have been a beautiful woman. You loved your family more than anything. Oh Lord, release our grip and give us the courage to let Betty go. (You’re gonna have to pry my fingers back a little.) Remind me that Betty is yours…that she has always been yours. Remind me that she will be with You and other loved ones who have already gone on. Remind me that your love for Betty is even bigger than mine. Remind me that letting Mom go is a much better alternative to sickness and discomfort Lastly, please give us the strength to celebrate this milestone without a lot of crying and with ever so many fond and sustaining memories. I want you to know Mom that I’m more proud of you than sad. I want You to know that I’m more excited about what’s next than afraid. I want You to know that we love You dearly. And I want You to know that I believe in YOU. Lord, in your mercy, hear my prayer. Betty Jean….one of the most interesting and amazing women I have ever known….and you are our Mom, a sister, a grandmother……we will always love you.



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May 29th, about 9PM "Prayer for Mom - Moms breathing at this time is laborious. It would break our hearts except for what occurred this afternoon. God is His infinite mercy helped Mom to be fully coherent around noon today and Mom was attentive to Pastor Jan and her comforting words from scripture. Mom was also attentive to music we have done together. Where the Roses Never Fade and Great Speckled Bird. My mothers voice has filled my life with Grace. After Connie and I had left briefly, my dear sister Roxie and Mom were alone. At about 3 as Roxanne was dozing a bit, she distinctly felt a lovely kiss on her cheek. Moms physical condition deteriorated after that.The physical Betty remained but the Spiritual took flight, hopefully walking gracefully and upright and meaningfully to a much better destination. As we realize Our Beloved Mom, Sister and Grandmother is gone, there are others saying "Here comes Betty. Thank you my Dearest Betty for all the sweet moments. You will be sorely missed. I am especially going to miss you in the ordinariness of the everyday. Being near you has been a joy and a privilege. My Mom always was and is a Beautiful Woman who loved her family more than anything. We want to be more proud (and we are) than sad and we are excited about what's next than afraid. Betty Jean - one of the most interesting and amazing woman I have ever known....our Mom, a sister, a grandmother.....who will always be loved.



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Carol Troy - "Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal (Thomas Moore). "I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your dear Mother. She was quite a lady and a very talented one too.



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From Jan & Ed - It's faith that lifts us up, love that brings us comfort and strength that allows us to move on. May you be touched by the healing power of prayer, feel the warmth of those who love you, and realize you have the courage to carry on. My thoughts and prayers are with you, in deepest sympathy. "So glad dear Betty did not linger in pain or in a coma. he had a gentle passing of love into the next place of peace."



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From Pastor Paula Norbert - In times of silence, love hears...In times of doubt, love hopes...In times of sorrow, love heals. "Please know that we are paying for you all as we give thanks for the gift of her life. Blessings & Peace from Pastor Paul and all your friends at Union Church"



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From Kristie Landry - You loved, You cared. You were there. "My sincerest condolences to you and your family."



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From Sheri & Matt - I didn't know your mom.....but I'm sure the legacy of her love is reflected in you. "Losing our Moms is so very hard. Matt and I think of you often"



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From Gail Quinney - "I was so very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I only met her a couple of times but found her to be wonderful and gracious. She was part of those fabulous women who came from the greatest generation. I like to say they raised us right. They did it with Love, Devotion, Discipline, more love and a spirit of telling their daughters "Yes you can!" They taught us the Golden Rule was for everyone not just family. Not a day goes by that I don't think of my Mom. She passed in 2010. These ladies led by example. Keep your memories close! I know your Mom was a fantastic lady because she raised wonderful daughters. We learn what we live! God smiled on us when he picked out our Moms. Time will ease todas pain, and your memories bring back smiles and laughter. God Gless you and your family. Thinking of you.



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From Deborah - Love goes on - Now more than ever, may your heart find comfort in remembering someone so loved.



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From Debbie - Heres to a life well lived, that touched others in beautiful ways. Here's to the favorite memories you'll always keep with you. "So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I can't begin to imagine how much you'll miss her"



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From Patricia and Stephen - "My deepest condolences to you. The loss of your mother will be a loss that will e a part of you, but will in time ease.? "I was shocked and saddened to learn of your Mom's passing. May you give yourself time and space as you enter this new life chapter"



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From Ann - Though words cannot express the thoughts the heart would like to say.....Still, may you know that others care and sympathize today.



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From Cynthia - "I just want you to know I am thinking you in your loss. I remember a warm, friendly, very talented visitor at church. You were blessed to have had her so close by for so long. I lost my mother when I was not quite forty. I still miss her. I know you will your mothers. Our prayers are with you."



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From Monica and Bill - "What a lovely woman she was, and an inspiration both musically and personally. Bill and I will always cherish her visits to the Folk Club with her wonderful daughter, Nancy. Our condolences to the whole family."



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Hi Mom, I hope you are happy in Heaven; safe in God’s embrace and finally free of pain. I miss hearing your voice and seeing your beautiful face . Although I’ll never again hear your physical voice or see your physical face, my heart will remember you always. I miss you. Love Sharon



    
 





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