MADAWASKA - Enoil St-Onge, age 87, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Highview Nursing Home in Madawaska, Maine after a brief illness.
Enoil was born in St. Jacques, New Brunswick, Canada on June 7, 1928 the son of Anselme (Sam) and Regina (Berube) St-Onge.
Enoil married the love of his life, Racheal (Levesque) on July 14, 1953 in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada. Together they celebrated 62 years of marriage and raised 4 children.
Enoil started working at a young age on the family farm, then went on to working in the woods at a logging camp in Val dor Quebec, Canada. After marriage he worked as a carpenter/helper at Loring Airforce Base in Limestone, Maine and then at Fraser Paper for 30 plus years in Madawaska, Maine, until his retirement, in which he still did carpentry, up until recently.
He was a longtime member of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Madawaska, Maine, and was a 4th degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus, along with being an avid hunter. On which his last moose hunt in 2014 he was accompanied by his daughter Verna Cyr, grandson Adam St-Onge, and great grandson Parker St-Onge, where they shot an 800 lb. bull moose.
He had a deep love for his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
He was known for his generosity in giving people a helping hand in time of need. He was an avid dancer and enjoyed evenings out with his wife and dancing friends.
Enoil, was predeceased by his parents, three brothers: Normand, George, & Felix. Three sisters: Stella, Rina, Racheal. He is survived by his wife, Racheal, two sons, Gaston and his partner, James Bright of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Robert and his wife Elsie of Augusta, Maine. Two daughters: Verna Cyr and her husband Clifton, of Madawaska, Maine and Joan of Frenchville, Maine.
His grandchildren: Jeremy St-Onge and his wife Kim of Windsor, Maine and their children, Ayla & Bryce. Adam St-Onge and his companion Christina Brochu of Windsor, Maine and their children, Parker, Anderson, Emery St-Onge and Sylan Tudeen. Christine Clark, and her husband Matt of Colorado Springs, Colorado and their children, Chloe and Marleigh. Kyle Cyr of Madawaska, Maine. Step Grandchildren: Jessica Turcotte and her fiancé Ryan Grimes of Augusta, Maine and their children, Josephine Turcotte and Callum Grimes. Joshua Turcotte of Augusta, Maine. Siblings: Beatrice Losier of Edmundston, Canada, Patrick St-Onge and his wife Joyce of Windsor, Ontrio, Canada, Camille and his wife Leola of Amqui, Quebec, Canada, Lorraine Soucy and her husband Rino of Baker Brook, New Brunswick, Canada, and Carmen Clark and her husband John of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, along with many nieces and nephews. Special friends: Doris Bosse, and hunting buddy Ernest Albert.
The family would like to give a special Thank you, to all the nurses and doctors at Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent, and Highview Nursing Home in Madawaska, for their wonderful care, kindness and support.
Friends and family my visit on: Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 6-8 pm at Lajoie Funeral Home, 114 10th Ave, Madawaska, Maine. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Friday, May 27, 2016 at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish on 337 Saint Thomas Street, Madawaska, Maine. Burial will follow after at Saint Thomas Cemetery on Main Street, Madawaska, Maine.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to: American Cancer Society, 1 Main Street, Topsham, Maine 04086 - Thomas Aquinas Parish, 337 Saint Thomas street, Madawaska, Maine 04756 or The Frenchville Historical Society, P.O. Box 184 Frenchville, Maine 04745