Edward Aucoin

February 13, 1927 ~ November 1, 2023

Edward Aucoin, 96, of Lake Charles passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at the Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home in Jennings, LA.

He was born February 13, 1927 in Mamou, LA to the late Eumeze and Ednise Aucoin.

While attending a movie, he met Hazel Bellon, she was working in the ticket booth of the local theatre and together they exchanged vows in 1944.

In 1945 at the age of 18, he enlisted into the United States Army during World War II.

He served with the Horse Calvary at Ft. Riley. Before he was called up for deployment, thankfully the war ended.

Upon returning home, he moved to Houston, TX and worked at the Dixon Gun Plant. He then returned to the family farm in Mamou, La. A few years later he moved to Lake Charles to work in the surrounding plants.  In 1960 he began attending Barber school and worked in several shops in the Lake Charles area until he was able to open his own location. In 1967 he established Ed’s Barber Shop and it remained in business until his retirement in 2002.

He was a faithful member of St. Margaret Catholic Church until his wife’s passing in 2010. He was a member of American Legion for over seventy-six years, serving as a chaplain and officer. His most recent post being Post 370 in Westlake, LA.

He enjoyed restoring classic cars and was a member of the Model A Club and Golden Gulf Car Club. He and Hazel also enjoy camping throughout Southwest Louisiana.

He was welcomed into Heaven by his beloved wife, Hazel Marie Aucoin; his parents, brother, Lee Bruce Aucoin; and a granddaughter, Kathy Peltier.

Those left to cherish his memory; three children, Pat (Tom) Brown, Charles (Ann) Aucoin, and Barney (Teresa) Aucoin; four grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren.

Graveside services led by Father Clyde Thomas will be held 1pm, on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at Consolata Cemetery. Visitation will be held in chapel of Johnson Funeral Home, Saturday, November 4, 2023 beginning 10am to 12pm with an American Legion Presentation to follow.


Visitation: Saturday, November 4, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Funeral Service: Saturday, November 4, 2023
1:00 pm

Consolata Cemetery
2300 Country Club Road.
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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  1. Barney and Teresa,
    Mike and I are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time.
    Mary Beth and Mike

  2. Candle 5Patsy, Charles , Barney Sorry for your loss please accept my sincerest condolences,and prayers to family. Jim Bellon

  3. Charles,

    Very sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. He obviously lived a long, incredible life that most men these days can only dream about. I am very honored to have met such a great man and a great patriot on a number of occasions years ago. There are very, very few men like him left.

    I hope you all are doing ok otherwise. It has been quite a while – please let me know if you all need anything.

  4. Candle 6So sorry for your loss. I never got to meet Mr. Ed, but I feel I knew him through Mr. Charles Facebook posts. May he rest in peace, and his family be comforted by the knowledge that he is no longer suffering

  5. Candle 1I had the honor to take care of this wonderful man at Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home. He is truly missed and I will never forget him. He made us laugh a many times with stories he would tell or just being funny. Thank you to his family for sharing him with us. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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