Dr. Richard Arthur St. Onge
MANCOS – Dr. Richard Arthur St. Onge, 77 previously of Haverhill, MA handed away on November 11, 2021 at his dwelling in Mancos, Co. He was the devoted husband of Catherine “Kate” (Malynn) St. Onge with whom he shared the final 41 years of his life.
Previous to Richard’s passing, he wrote a coronary heart felt poem summarizing his brave battle with the most cancers. Had he been in a position, it Is believed he would have written his personal obituary. Maybe it will have learn one thing like this.
I’m sitting right here writing my very own obituary. If you happen to’re studying this, I am already gone. Please don’t mourn my passing, it was my time.
I used to be born on July 8, 1944 in Cambridge, MA, the primary son of Alcide and Julia (Healy) St. Onge. I used to be raised in Haverhill. I attended Haverhill Excessive, Harvard School, Yale Medical Faculty, and did surgical internships in Scotland. I served as a Battalion Surgeon Main within the US Military Nationwide Guard, from 1971-1974. I pursued my medical profession in orthopedics, and practiced as an orthopedic surgeon for 30 years. My first follow was in Haverhill, being generally known as Pentucket Orthopedics. Years later, I opened Sports activities Medication Merrimack Valley, whereas additionally being affiliated with practices in Boston. In 1996, I moved to Logan, Utah and joined Western Orthopedics and Sports activities Medication, now generally known as Cache Valley Specialty Hospital. I’m really grateful for my devoted sufferers, and the belief they confirmed in me. I hope they proceed to do nicely, to this present day.
With all of the depth I might muster, I performed soccer, rugby, lacrosse and wrestled. “By no means let the unhealthy guys getcha”, was my motto.
My genetically adventurous nature introduced me all over the world, up till solely months earlier than my passing. Climbing expedition’s took me to Nepal, Scotland, South America, Antarctica, Africa, and the White and Rocky Mountains of the US. My ardour for the water led me to exploring and racing by sailboat, kayak, and canoe on rivers and oceans the world over. I had the distinction of exploring mountains, meadows, and tundra on canine sled and horseback. I raced sled canine with Kate for 17 years, all around the Mountain West and Canada.
For this lengthy, fulfilling, and lucky life I’ve lived, I’m eternally grateful. To all those that shared it with me, you aren’t forgotten. Wherever I’m now, part of you is with me.
My mother and father Alcide and Julia St. Onge, and my brother, Stephen St. Onge predeceased me. Persevering with down my trails, I depart behind my spouse Kate (Colorado); my son Andy and his daughter Bruna (Hawaii); my son Joe, his spouse Francie and their daughters Neve’ and Soleil (Idaho); my brother Bob and his spouse Susie (Colorado); my sister Suzanne Hammond and her husband Wealthy (Massachusetts); my brother Greg (Vermont), and several other nieces and nephews.
Earlier than I’m going, I would wish to share a favourite quote from “Grandma Healy”. “Do all you are able to do right now, as a result of nobody guarantees you tomorrow”.
Memorial contributions could also be made to . With gratitude, from all of Richard’s household.
Revealed on January 21, 2022