• The Fortin Group
    Auburn, ME
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Vivian M. St.Onge 1959 - 2014
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Thursday, August 07, 2014
Still heart broken at knowing we can never sit an chat an laugh again...I miss your beautiful smile and laughter...but cherish the memories of time spent with you...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
it was a pleasure to take care of Vivian. She is a special person and always makes everyone smile and laugh. If some day I become sick with cancer or something else, I hope to go through it with just as many laughs and smiles. Thank you Vivan for teaching me and others that cancer doesn't have to control you. I also hope to be as good as a mom, and friend as you.
Lots of love,
Valarie Audet
(Hospice Aide)
Thursday, May 15, 2014
I'm still having a difficult time with the thought of never being able to stop and in and chat with you.. I so wish it was just a dream and that I could wake up and see your beautiful smile....I miss you sweet lady....
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
I miss you every day.
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
I am so saddened to hear of this loss, worked with Vivian on ortho when she started as a secretary, wonderful attitude and sense of humor, we even shared a bike ride once, loved her kids immensely. So shocked : (
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Vivian was an amazing person, if it wasnt for her my mother would have never made it through her struggle with cancer herself. They battled together, laughed together, cried together. Vivian was a strong and incredable woman who touched so many lives and brought so many smiles during dark times. She will be truely missed and was truely loved. Condolences sent to her family during this hard time. Prayers and love sent.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Vivian you were a force of nature. You changed us, those who loved you. You made us better, stronger. You're unconditional love, acceptance, and celebration of who we are was the rarest of gifts. Your belief in what we could do and accomplish was unbelievable and I swear you helped make our goals a reality by that strong belief you had in us. Your encouragement was almost tangible. It was sheer will that moved mountains and made all of us feel so special and so loved. You are loved. You are so special. You are so missed. So very, very missed. Our pain is so great because your impact was so great. It is your strength and your fierceness that gives me comfort. The knowledge that you changed our very souls and that as our pain heals you will always be with us. You will continue to spread your light through us because you made us better people who will go out and do good. You would demand it. You would demand that we live, and that we live fiercely. That we embrace life on a daily basis. None of use would dare deny you, but we all can use a little guidance and some of that fierce encouragement. So while you're up there in heaven, take a moment and continue to give us a push along our paths. We won't ever stop needing you. Or loving you. Always loving you...
Friday, March 14, 2014
Dan and Family, Dave and I were sorry to hear of Vivian's death. We were glad to have known her and regret that it was for only a brief time. As a physician, Dave enjoyed the privilege of working with Vivian and admired her skill as a nurse. As an oncologist, he only wishes Vivian had had a better outcome from her cancer treatment. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Also know that we are thinking of you.
Sunday, March 09, 2014
What a wonderful human being the world has lost. I have such fond memories of Viv during the short time I came to know her as one of her caregivers. Weekly I would admire her earrings but truly it was the woman who wore them I admired the most. She is an inspiration to those whose lives she touched. Thinking of those she left behind. Best- Sue Mandell
Friday, March 07, 2014
Dan and Family, We truly are sorry for your loss. Vickie was so full of life, it is difficult for anyone to imagine her on the other side. I feel privileged to have known her and her optimism. Her spirit and kindness will live on in all the lives she has touched.
We send our deepest sympathy to you.
Don and Alice Grondin
Friday, March 07, 2014
I will miss you my friend. Continue to spread your vivacious spirit down on us. I was blessed to know you.. Rest in peace!!!
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Dan and family, Vicki was an amazing woman and such a great inspiration to so many! My prayers go out to you all at this time of sadness! She will be so dearly missed! My best loved quote after losing Neal and my mom:
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal".
Her memory will be forever alive! God Bless you all! Peace be with you!
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Life is like the span of a day.

All is bright during the light of day, just like life.
Emotions abound of all kinds, joy and laughter, sadness and anger.
So does crying to release the pain of loss or anger, but also at joy and happiness.

Grief is like the darkest night.

Everything is black, there is no light to guide your way.
As with the night, given a little time, you start to notice sight is slowly returning and the night is no longer as dark and black.
When you see the midnight blue, night is starting to lessen.

As time moves on, grief will eventually lessen and the light of life will return.
It will be a different day where happiness, sadness, joy and anger can again be felt.
The memories of those no longer with us will be a part of us forever.
Rest in peace, Vivian.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Deanna and family,
May the love and support of family and friends help to bring you peace. Thinking of you all today.
Aunt Linda and Blake
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Dan and family. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sue Fournier Collins
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Dan,
I am so sorry to hear about your wife. She looked like a fun loving woman that loved life and her family . I am sure that she will be greatly missed by all of you but she will always be in your hearts.
Our prayers are with you and your family,
Sue(Langlois) and Pete Spang
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the family of Vivian. She was such a strong and positive person and will be sadly missed. I will pray every day for all of you. She will be in your hearts and memory forever.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Deanna and Family, Looking thru the pictures was so heartwarming. Your mom just radiated love and that smile, what can I say, it says it all. She was loved by all who knew her and she loved everyone back. She will be missed. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. With heartfelt sympathy in your loss.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Deanna and Familly, I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You. Cheryl Poirier
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Deanna and Family...... May you find the strength to face tomorrow in the love that surrounds you today.. We are so sorry for your loss.... Your Mom sounds like a remarkable woman..... Thinking of you all during this difficult time..... With Love, John, Jolene and Christian Longo, Syracuse, New York
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Dan, Deanna and Eric...Vivian was a truly amazing and incredible woman and friend. The world is a lesser place now without her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Gary Theriault
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Hugs. Love you all.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Dan, Deanna, Eric, and family...my deepest sympathies to you as well as my thoughts and prayers for healing.
Viv...you are an angel among us now. Please watch over us and guide us with the light that continues to shine on inside you. I had the pleasure and privilege of getting to know you and work with you at cmmc hem\onc and your strength, courage, determination, and spirit are an inspiration to me and everyone who is fighting a battle of their own. You've made a difference Viv and touched so many lives. You will be fondly remembered and sadly missed and I am a better person for having known you. You may have lost your battle with cancer but you are truly a survivor! Rest in peace my friend. Xo
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Deanna and family....I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, she sounds like a AMAZING women, mother and friend. Know that she will always be with you.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Our deepest sympathy to the family of Vivian at her passing. We feel that we know Vivian through all the beautiful things our daughter, Kristen Short, had to say about her. We thank Vivian for being a Warrior with Kristen Short, in the fight against breast cancer. Godspeed, Vivian, Heaven awaits your arrival. Pray for us down here on Earth. With Sincere Sympathy, Tom and Kay Weindorf
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Deanna,
I am sorry to hear about your mother. She sounded like a remarkable person. My sympathies to you and your family.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
To Dan, Eric, Deanna and family... please accept my deepest condolences for you loss.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Deanna, we are so sorry about your mom. Please know that you, Ryan, little Ellie, and your whole family are in our prayers. It's hard being so far away, but the photos tell a wonderful story of just how special she was. May you find comfort in your memories and the love of your family and friends. Love, Uncle Peter and Aunt Kathy.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Deanna and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Joe Lees
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Deanna, Ryan, Ellie and family, We are thinking of you always and sending our love. Your mom really was the coolest. I'm so happy I got to meet her several times. I felt I knew her well through all of the wonderful things you told me about her. She was loved and she loved you! We are so sorry for your loss. xoxoxox Love, the Soysters
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Dan and family, Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Jerry and Mona Rioux
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
To Dan and family ,Vivian will me missed greatly ,my deepest sympathy for your loss,my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.I feel blessed to have known her.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
To Dan and family ,Vivian will me missed greatly ,my deepest sympathy for your loss,my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.I feel blessed to have known her.
Sincerely
Jim Fournier
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Dan and family,
Viv was a very sweet and special friend. She was an inspiration and always a breath of fresh air. I will miss her smile and her kindness. My deepest sympathy.
Barbara Dolloff,
oncology office cmmc
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Dan and family, our hearts and thoughts are with you even though we cant be there in person. We will miss Vicki's beautiful smile and her warm hugs.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
My heart is saddened by this loss to her family, friends and the community as a whole, Vivian was definitely "a woman of action" and will be greatly missed, I feel privileged to have been included in a small part of her life. My prayers and condolences to her family and friends...
Monday, March 03, 2014
I met Vivian at CMMC-she was my nurse and friend. I instantly felt a connection with Vivian and she will always be in my heart. I love you Vivian!
Monday, March 03, 2014
to Dan and the family our sincere symphathy and Prayers are with alls of you Cousine we will miss her love to alls Leopold ,Fillion and Alexandrine Rodrigue from massachusett
Monday, March 03, 2014
Dan and family, Deepest heart-felt sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Monday, March 03, 2014
Dan and family

My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you all. Vivian will be missed greatly. She was a joy to know and I will remember the times that we shared when our boys were younger.

Eric and Deanna, your MOM was the best...

Kris Rubino(Worcester, MA
Monday, March 03, 2014
Dan and family, So very sorry for your loss, I met Vivian when I worked with her at Maine Tomorrow, in Hallowell. Although we lost touch over the years, I know she was still a ray of sunlight in the lives she touched. My deepest condolences to you all, Vivian will be greatly missed. Sharon Beaulieu (Young)
Monday, March 03, 2014
We are sending our deepest sympathy to the family.We did not know her well my husband and I met her for the 1st time at the family reunion in 2012
it was our fisrt time but I remember her very well her warm welcome and friendly smile told me this was a special woman .So rorry we can`t pay our respects in person but she will be remembered in our hearts and prayers.God Bless all of you and guide you to peace and comfort. Sincerely Peggy and Gaetan Rodrigue Quebec Canada
Monday, March 03, 2014
Deanna & family-

You are in my thoughts as you are now forced to cherish your mother through memory and your own accomplishments. I want you to know your mom was present at a school board hearing I spoke at in high school- she could tell that I struggled with the situation & felt outcasted .... until this one woman stopped me before I left and told me how proud she was of me to stand and speak for myself in such an intimidating environment. As an adult, I look back on that moment, that long stretch of adolescent hardship and your mom reaching her hands and her voice out to me from the crowd, is something I have reflected back on for years.... and I will continue to do so for years to come. In loving reflection, Erin.
Monday, March 03, 2014
I am truly sadden by the loss of such a beautiful person inside and out.She touched the lives of so many.In so many ways.My heart felt thoughts are with the family.Dan,I am so sorry for your loss. Bentley
Monday, March 03, 2014
Vivian was a ministering "angel" to my husband and I during his 2 year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was a sincere, loving and compassionate friend with a contagious smile. A sensitive Vivian we saw when tears welled up in her eyes as she comforted and hugged my husband. A true angel, we loved her. I will not forget her. My prayers to the family.

Joline Roy
Monday, March 03, 2014
A Very Special Angel,who shared her love of life with all... She is sadly missed by many...Beautiful smiles, huge heart, always willing to help with the heavy lifting of burdens of others...YOU COULD ALWAYS FEEL THE LOVE....My deepest sympathies and Love to the family and many friends...RIP Angel, as you watch over the rest of us...
Monday, March 03, 2014
Dan, Deanna, and Eric,

My deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of your lovely wife and mother. While I didn't know her well, I remember her from the many times we saw one another at Greene Central School. May your wonderful memories sustain you through this immediate difficult time and always.

Deanna Marken
Monday, March 03, 2014
Dan and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. When we think of Vickie it's her beautiful smile and warm attentiveness to others that come to mind.Cherish the memories until your glorious reunion. Diane will try to make it up on Thursday.
Monday, March 03, 2014
Vivian was an inspiration to all to follow their dreams, work hard and get those dreams to become reality. She was one of a kind that touched anyone she came in contact with. Dan, Deanna and Eric may you have the great memories of her love, talents, spirit and determination. My deepest condolences to you, her family, as she will be missed.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Viv was a true blessing to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. Her zeal for life and compassion for others were always apparent, and admirable. My deepest sympathies go out to her dear loved ones.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Hugs to you all. I remember Vickie and her beautiful smile.
Kathi Asquith
Greene ME
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Dear Family of Vivian M. St.Onge:

I met your wonderful, powerful mother while I was the Director of Adult Education in Greene, Leeds, and Turner. She and I had conversations about important issues facing educating the youth of our communities. I was grateful for the exchange and for intelligence of Vivian. I sincerely send my condolences to all of you. Bette J. Swett-Thibeault, Lewiston, Me.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
It is with fond memories that we met through work. I have been amazed by your strength and courage throughout this battle. Peace be with you always. Iris Obie
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Dan, Deanna, and Eric my thoughts are with you. I will never forget you my friend you are close to my heart. Your smile, your passion is what keeps me going. Your memories will be with me always. Miss you and love you.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Vickie, so many memories, so much we laughed about and so much we cried about. I will never forget you. You have earned your eternal peace. To Dan and all of her family, We are so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength and peace during this difficult time. She will be missed by so many people.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Thank you, Vivian, for the love, laughter, heartfelt talks, cycle rides, snowball fights, random dancing, crazy diving competitions at Mary's pool, decadent chocolate desserts, spontaneous French lessons, fashion tips, flashing light and bling-encrusted silliness, getting glittered at Disney, and inspiring me to keep writing music. Thank you for loving my song "Chairs" and being such an amazing supporter of The Dempsey Center and a great Board member of the Short Folks For Hope Foundation. It was a wonderful, bittersweet joy to sing you the song you inspired and I wrote for you...and to know how much you loved it, too, and want to share it. I think of your smiling face and it warms my heart. I'm so blessed that Mary introduced us...three years of your friendship is better than a lifetime without knowing you. As you have always said, "Feel the squeeze," and we know will see you again. Heartfelt hugs and prayers for you, Dan, Deanna, Eric, Luke and the family. You are dear to our hearts. With love from Kristen, Chris, Allie, Ian and Isaiah Short
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Your warm smile and contagious laugh will come to mind each time I hear the name Vivian.
Hugs and sympathy to Dan, Eric, Deanna as no words can convey enough.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Vivian, my friend, I will truly miss you on my future trips to Maine. Your smile warmed my heart and your friendship was a treasure I will hold near forever. I am so glad I got some extra Viv hugs back in October. You touched so many lives and will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to your family. Love, Shannon
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Dan and family, I am so sorry to hear about Vickie, I am sure she will leave a huge void in your life. She was always great to be around. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Dan, Deanna, & Erik - We are with you in prayer and heartfelt thought during this time. And yet, we are comforted that Viv rests peacefully, without pain, in a better place. We share these words with you that have brought comfort to us: "Grief, like the ocean, comes in waves only to recede and come yet again. But it comes with healing. Memories are washed ashore and bathed by the golden sun. Grab hold of these memories and let them fill the emptiness". Love Always, Linda, Scott, Aryn, & Heather (Gring)
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Dear Miss Vivian, you truly were an inspiration for me. Your love of those around you and encouragement given was much appreciated. I will always remember your smile and determination to do what it took to accomplish your goals. The last time I saw you I was amazed at the grace you showed during what was obviously a tough time for you. I am glad to have had the chance to get to know you a little. I am glad that you are no longer in pain and know that heaven has acquired a wonderful angel. Till we meet again, I send you and your family my love.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Dan and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. When I think of Vickie, it is a brilliant and warm smile that comes to mind. Hold on to the memories knowing there will be a glorious reunion waiting at the end of your journeys. Diane will try to drive up on Thursday.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Thank you to the family and friends of this remarkable woman for wanting to give donations to the Hospice House and Patrick Dempsey Center. My daughter was at the Hospice house and passed away October 30, 2010 at the age of 33. They gave her excellent care there. The Patrick Dempsey Center does wonderful things for those effected with cancer. Thanks again and Theresa RIP Cynthia Jokinen, mom of the late Frankie May born 22 August 1977 and passed away the 30th of October 2010. I love Frankie May.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Vicky, you will always be in our hearts and thoughts. Our sincere condolences to Dan, Deanna and Erik.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Vivian,

I was a recipient of your warm smile and total dedication to others when I came to know you during my principalship at Greene Central School. At that time you were busy with life, as your beautiful obituary describes. Yet, you found time to support me and my school in multiple ways.

I send my sincerest condolences to Dan, Deanna, Erik and family. I know your hearts are breaking. This is such a great loss for you all. I hope you will find comfort in knowing that she will send signs to let you know that she is all around you.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
My sincere condolences to all of Vicky's family and friends. She has certainly been a beautiful friend to me and my family and will continue to be. We will be together again my friend. You will remain alive in my heart and memories.
You know who: Nancy Flick, Chad & Ray
Sunday, March 02, 2014
I will cherish forever the friendship we had. You have been such an inspiration in my life. Your smile would light up a whole room and you always had the words to make any day even better!!!

Dan, Deanna, and Eric
Our sincere condolences. You are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers during this very difficult time. Hold close and cherish all of the wonderful memories of such a beautiful, amazing woman with a heart of gold!!
Sunday, March 02, 2014
To Vivian's family: I am surprised and saddened to see of Your loss.
Vivian used to stop by and chat years ago at my office at SMRMC. We shared a love of Golden Retrievers. She brought her dog in to see me and overlooked my spoiling her!
Later as I was a seriously ill patent, she took care of me at night at SMRMC. I was so impressed with her knowledge, dedication and passion. She was my favorite nurse. To know her was truly to love her.
Again so sorry for your loss. Vivian was a true example of what a nurse should be. Sincere sympathy to all who loved and miss her.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
To Dan & family,
My deepest condolences. I never met Vivian. I only knew Dan is High School. But having known him, I know, beyond doubt, that she was a wonderful lady and they were fortunate to have had each other. May the wonderful memories, and the images of her that your children naturally emulate, comfort you.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Vivian,
You were well aware of how much your friendship meant to Vance and I. I will always treasure them, and you will never be forgotten.

Dan, Deanna, and Eric;
If only I knew the words to say that would make Vivian's 'passing ok. Sadly I don't. However I will copy a poem that was sent to me when my big brother passed away in 98. I have painted it and framed it, and when I think of all my loved ones who no longer walk the earth beside us, I read this and it somehow seems to comfort my soul. It is my sincere wish that the poem will do the same for each of you.
MISS ME BUT LET ME GO
When I come to the end of the road
and the Sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room!

Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not to long
and not with your head bowed low;

Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take.
And each must go alone.

It is all apart of the Master's plan-
A step on the road to home,

When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know.
And bury our sorrows in doing good deeds,

Miss me, but let me go...

author unknown

We love you guys and are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers during this very difficult and sad time for us. For our Miss Viv--she is at peace, no pain, and nothing stopping her from spreading her wings and taking off!!!!
Sunday, March 02, 2014
My sincere condolences to Vivian's family. It was an honor to get to know such a beautiful, courageous, inspirational woman! Your presence, your beautiful smile and your way with words will be missed by so many. Rest in Peace my friend. xoxo.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
I will miss you my friend. This past year has been quite the ride. When I was first diagnosed you sent me a note that said call me if you ever need to talk and I did. You comforted me in a way no one else could because you got it. Our laughs about chemo, crappy side effects and limitations never limited your strife for life! Your grace, beauty and dignity brought you from this life to the next. Rest peacefully my friend until we meet again Feel the Squeeze! My deepest condolences to her greatest joys Dan, Deanna, Erik and family.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
"You smile with your eyes and light up a room"! To your family and friends that you leave behind... hold tight to her memories and celebrate her life. What an amazing woman!
Sunday, March 02, 2014
My sincere condolences to Dan, Deanna, Erik and family for your loss. Vivian will be missed dearly, may she (RIP).
Saturday, March 01, 2014
I will miss everything about you! Our early morning chats when we could solve all the worlds problems before 7 am. The humor and tears we would share in that little 7ft by 7ft office. Over the past year I realized not to worry if my phone vibrated during the early morning it was likely you texting me before 6 to chat.. I will miss that time of the day. I will think of you with each snowflake that you loved so much. Your patients adored and missed you as I know you did them. You accomplished so much in this short time here on earth and over the past year strived to squeeze in a lifetime. We had several teary goodbyes over the past year but my last visit with you was a funny time of reminiscing at the bar of The Hospice House over a muffin. You were a true friend who would do anything for anyone that needed it before they even knew what it was they needed. You taught us how to dress sharp and to always accessorize appropriately. Your heart was pure gold and I know you are in a special place snapping your gum every time I sing too loud. I will never forget you. God Bless you Dan, Deanna, Erick and family.
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Vivian, When you left this world for your next adventure, a little piece of light went with you. Your joy for life was contagious. When you set your mind on a goal, you worked hard until you achieved it. You will be forever missed.
For your family left behind, no words can erase your grief, so all I can say is I am very sorry for your loss.
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