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Loriana Marie Elizabeth Arkin


Loriana Arkin (Aucoin) – 1934 – 2019 Passed away peacefully at the George Dumont Hospital on Wednesday September 18, 2019 at the age of 85.   Born February 11, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Placide Aucoin and the late Eloise Aucoin.  She is survived by her children: Alexina Zabary (Steve) of Edmonton, Robert Arkin (Paula) of Halifax, and by two sisters: Germaine Stewart of Moncton and Nora Given of Portland, Maine.   She was predeceased by her three sisters: Lumina Bourgoin, Eloise Porter and Alexina Hibbert, and by brothers Elie Aucoin, Pete Wedge, Romeo Wedge and Roger Wedge.    She leaves behind 6 grandchildren: Julie Zabary and Craig Zabary of Edmonton, Siobhan Hogg (Brent) of Calgary, and Jeff Arkin, Nathalie Arkin, Jamie Arkin, each of Halifax.   Laura spent the last few years living in Dieppe at Auberge du Soleil Seniors Facility. Prior to that she lived in Miramichi, New Brunswick, after spending her working career in Calgary. She spent some of her younger years in Churchill Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador.   Loriana will be greatly missed by all whom she spent her time with, but especially her loving grandchildren who will miss her goofy sense of humor, continuous selflessness, kind heart, loving smile, and reliable response of being "not too bad", when asked how she was.  They will forever cherish the memories she has shared with them during childhood and into adulthood.   Loriana’s family would like to thank all of her friends and family who were so supportive during her illness.  We would particularly like to acknowledge Tracy McLaughlin and Connie Stewart for being with Loriana during her final hours, and Connie for all of the love and support she provided to Loriana over the past few years.   A celebration of Loriana’s life will be scheduled in the near future.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society www.cancer.ca. Arrangments have been entrusted to Tuttle Brothers and Riverview Funeral Home, 214 Pine Glen Rd. Riverview, NB (506) 857-8564.