Eno (Ino) Robert Theriault
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Lille - Eno (Ino) Robert Theriault, 72, died as a result of a heart attack on Oct 21, 2019 at a Bangor hospital. He was born May 29, 1947 in Edmunston, New Brunswick, Canada, the son of Denis Joseph and Yvette Marie (Landry) Theriault.
Eno left Canada and was drafted into the US Army and served in the Vietnam war. He was stationed in Germany where he earned a medal as a sharp shooter and finished his military career as a cook. He was a loyal member of the American Legion post 147 where he served as historian for a year.
Eno was a family man and loved his family more than life itself. He believed that his children and grandchildren were his legacies to keep his memory alive. He worked as a dry wall contractor for decades all along the East Coast, until he began his career and later retired as a mill worker at Fraser Paper in Madawaska, ME.
He had a love affair with antiques after retirement and spent his free time "picking" all over the St John Valley. His collection grew to a point where it filled a two-story building we named "ground zero" / "grandpa's antiques". He loved to plant and care for his vegetable garden in the spring, growing as many cucumbers and tomatoes as he and his wife could preserve them. He loved homemade canned goods and always made sure that everyone who visited stayed for a home cooked meal. BIG breakfast was served daily in our home not just on Sunday. We never left for school in the morning without a hot meal. Anyone who knew him knew when he put a plate of food in front of you that you ate the entire plate, no matter the size of the serving, just so you wouldn't hurt his feelings. He loved food and he loved cooking for big crowds.
You could always find him in the woods on his four-wheeler or by the streams picking "natures harvest" for all seasons, fiddle heads, blueberries, raspberries, hazelnuts, beechnuts & strawberries. All these fruits went into homemade jellies and jams. Summer days were filled with fresh trout fishing and many times included all his brothers. They'd all head out in different directions and come back with baskets that filled a large hot cast iron skillet on the open fire. These fresh trout fed the huge family that included the older family generation & children. It was important to our father that he showed us about "traditions", giving us the skills to carry them onto the next generation: Never forgetting the past and how people lived.
He took fashion advice from no one and most of the time after retirement he'd hang out at home in cut off PJ bottoms, Coca-Cola clothing, sweaters, T-shirts his family gave him from travel trips or flannel. His sense of humor matched his attire.
His love for nature, the outdoors and hunting were something he shared with everyone who liked the same things. He brought his children into the woods at a young age, teaching them about hunting, fishing and survival. Dad always loved having his 9 brothers in the woods with him to hunt deer, partridge and moose. Just a few weeks ago he was so excited to be with his grandson who got his first moose of 955 pounds, the only one bigger was the one his brother, Theo got years ago at 1,050 pounds.
Eno didn't have an easy time with his health the last five years. He overcame a blood infection due to a complication from a leg injury and fought for 18 months to get back on his feet. In 2015 he was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer although the survival rate is 1%, he didn't hesitate to fight the fight! He won and was in remission! We won because we gained four more years with our husband, father, and grandfather. His motto was "it is what it is". "I fight to live because I have family to love and love me back". Even in the last weeks trying to recover from his heart attack, we had this one last chance. When the doctors asked him what he wanted to do he said "let's try it, F*** it". Even though the doctors said he fought like a "bear", we learned his heart was tired. He loved us so much and would endure any pain to have stayed with us. If love powered a heart, dad, we know you would have lived forever. You will always be known for your kind and compassionate spirit, your infectious smile, bright blue eyes and love of family.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brothers, Theo, Bob, and Jean-Claude; and sister, Rejeanne.
Eno is survived by the love of his life, wife of 52 years, Nancy Arlene (Roy); daughter, Nicole Cyr and her husband, Darrell of Hermon; son, Ricky Theriault and his wife, Rachel (Martin) of Grand Isle. Eno adored and loved his three grandchildren more than anything. His first-born granddaughter, Ashley Lauren Cyr & her fiancé, Cooper Plaisted of Hermon; his only grandson that will carry on his name, Jacob Ino and the youngest granddaughter, Jessica Loretta Theriault of Grand Isle; brothers, Oneil "Toune" and his wife, Brigitte, Guildo "Guy" and his wife, Thérèse, Claude "Taroune" and his wife, Rolande, Rino "George" and his wife, Nicole, Daniel and his wife, Suzanne; sisters Guilmay Michaud and her husband, Guy and Lise Robinson and her husband, Don.
A memorial service will be held 10AM Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the Saint Gerard- Mt. Carmel Church, 354 Main Street, Grand Isle Maine. Relatives and friends are welcome to call from 9AM until time of service. A reception will be held in the Parish Hall immediately following the service. Those who wish to remember Eno in a special way may make gifts in his memory to Edgar J. Paradis Fund, C/O Northern Maine Medical Center, 194 E. Main St., Fort Kent, ME 04743.
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Published on October 29, 2019


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Denise (Bolo)Beaulieu & Ron Chasse
Nov 04, 2019
Nancy, Nicole , Ricky and the Thériault family , please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Marc Theriault
Nov 03, 2019
Love you guys !!, We as a clan , have lost a Family Favorite.
Rick et Georgette
Nov 03, 2019
Our sincere condolences to the Theriault family in their recent loss. Know that your are not alone sharing your grief. Ino always had a smile and pleasant chat with all he met. May fond memories of (Charlie) be of comfort to you. My fellow veteran, I salute you, may you Rest In Peace!
Diane Cyr & Ken Lausier
Nov 02, 2019
Nancy and family, we are truly sorry to hear about your loss. Eno was a great man and he will be truly missed and will always be remembered very fondly. Our condolences.
Nov 02, 2019
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Sheila Kuo (Kraack)
Nov 01, 2019
From the family in CA, we send our deepest condolences to the entire family and friends of Eno.
Rina (R0y) Collin Edmundston N.B.
Oct 31, 2019
Sincere condolences to the family of Ino Thériault. I pray for you all. He was a new Star in the Sky .
I always love Ino and his family , he was Special friend in the street Lang.
I was not able to go to see you at Grand Isle , I was sick also. But I want to say to you , wife , childrens, and brothers and sisters Thériault.
Love You, take care
Always friends xoxooxoxoxo
Rina (NaNa )
Oct 30, 2019
What can I say about this fine MAN and CLASS ACT that the immensely touching and accurate tribute didn't already state ? Once I got to know Eno, the two things that stood out to me most was his genuine and unfeigned love of FAMILY, and his intense and passionate love of LIFE. This man radiated kindness, and his arms and heart were open to everyone. What surprised me, however, was that this sweet, kind, "People Person" was also a brave and valiant fighter. I discovered that one afternoon, the year that he was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer. We spent a good part of an afternoon together, and after giving me an interesting tour of "Ground Zero", the conversation turned to his health. The latt...er part of the eloquent tribute was "Right On ", as he elaborated specifics to me in the same fashion spoken of in the tribute. His stoic delivery of the unpleasant reality of of the "BIG C" was so abundant in courage, and devoid of self - pity, that it remains indelibly etched in my memory, and it bears further witness to the quality of the character of the MAN that we knew as Eno Theriault. I could go on an on, as could doubtless many others, but suffice it to say that Eno will be remembered WARMLY and FONDLY by MANY. This world has lost a CLASS ACT, and SUPER COOL CAT. My utmost condolences are extended to you in deepest sincerity.Read more
Bick & Ann Cayer
Oct 30, 2019
We were so sorry to hear of Eno's passing. Such a valiant fight. His memorial describes him so well and in such fond memories to remember him by. He lived well and fought even better. May his family keep him in their hearts always because he so well deserves it.
Bob and Pat Bourgoin. Hermon Me.
Oct 30, 2019
Gilmay, Guy and the Theriault family, our deepest sympathies on this great lost. Remember Eno from the mill. Cherish his many memories as you celebrate a life well lived.
Louise et Jean Daigle
Oct 30, 2019
Nos sympathies à toute la famille Theriaul💐