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Here we recall the painful, permanent departure of Louis Vachon, family man and physician who held a positive view on life. This online memorial website was created in memory of my father, Louis Vachon, 84, born on June 15, 1932 and passed away June 8, 2017 just days before his birthday .

There will be a celebration of his life on FRIDAY JUNE 23, 2017 at the John Bryant Funeral home in Wayland, Mass.  

Dr. Louis Vachon declined in the most recent 3 years and eventually succumbed to the stealer of minds, Alzheimer's, a cruel irony not lost on family and friends, who knew him as a man of intellect, wit, inquisitiveness, precision, and warmth. 

Dad excelled at chess, sailing, and never seemed to tire of grilling delicious things outdoors in the summer.  He instilled in others a love of learning and curiosity and valued education.  He was gifted in teaching himself new things.  He was a good story teller.  He will be sorely missed.


We invite you to leave an online message here to share memories. 


 

June 25, 2017
June 25, 2017
Dr Louis Vachon: what a remarkable man! I knew Dr. Vachon through my work in the Mass Psychiatric Society, where he was a great help to me when we served on the Fellowship Committee. He provided non-judgmental guidance during a difficult time, using constructive suggestions. He was approachable and always willing to help with any issue brought to his attention. His gentle unassuming manner was disarming, because he saw and heard and understood everything. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing and will miss his quiet and reassuring presence a great deal. My condolences to his lovely wife and family.
Arthur N Papas, MD
June 21, 2017
June 21, 2017
Louis was a good friend of my father's, Dr. S. Joseph Nemetz, and I have fond childhood memories of him as a kind, friendly and humorous man. He came see my father in the hospital after he suffered what turned out to be a fatal cerebral hemorrhage in 1994 and I will always remember his affection, colored by deep sorrow, as he sat by Dad's bedside. In later years, my brother and I would occasionally run into Louis in Wellfleet and it was always a pleasure to see him. My deepest condolences on this sad loss.
June 16, 2017
June 16, 2017
We all mourn with you, some for the loss of a family member, some for the loss of a close friend. I mourn the passing of a fine uncle, someone I remember fondly from my youth. Louis leaves behind a wonderful legacy and a wonderful family. He will be missed. Our deepest sympathies for you and your family.
June 14, 2017
June 14, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss.  I notified Diana Nugent, who was the Director of BPSI when your Dad was president and she said, “I shared a cup of Harrod’s tea with him ever Thursday during the two years he was president. He was a lovely man. My deepest sympathy to you and your family."
June 13, 2017
June 13, 2017
Thank you Dad for everything, especially the advice given in metaphors

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June 25, 2017
June 25, 2017
Dr Louis Vachon: what a remarkable man! I knew Dr. Vachon through my work in the Mass Psychiatric Society, where he was a great help to me when we served on the Fellowship Committee. He provided non-judgmental guidance during a difficult time, using constructive suggestions. He was approachable and always willing to help with any issue brought to his attention. His gentle unassuming manner was disarming, because he saw and heard and understood everything. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing and will miss his quiet and reassuring presence a great deal. My condolences to his lovely wife and family.
Arthur N Papas, MD
June 21, 2017
June 21, 2017
Louis was a good friend of my father's, Dr. S. Joseph Nemetz, and I have fond childhood memories of him as a kind, friendly and humorous man. He came see my father in the hospital after he suffered what turned out to be a fatal cerebral hemorrhage in 1994 and I will always remember his affection, colored by deep sorrow, as he sat by Dad's bedside. In later years, my brother and I would occasionally run into Louis in Wellfleet and it was always a pleasure to see him. My deepest condolences on this sad loss.
June 16, 2017
June 16, 2017
We all mourn with you, some for the loss of a family member, some for the loss of a close friend. I mourn the passing of a fine uncle, someone I remember fondly from my youth. Louis leaves behind a wonderful legacy and a wonderful family. He will be missed. Our deepest sympathies for you and your family.
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DR LOUIS VACHON

June 22, 2022
I served on the Fellowship Committee of the Mass Psychiatric Society with Dr. Vachon and found him to be an extraordinarily bright, yet very kind physician-psychiatrist-humanitarian and teacher.  He taught me in my work with the Committee which I was chairing at the time by pointing out the obvious and then suggesting methods to resolve, clarify and even simplify complex issues. He was a brilliant thinker and problem solver who used his intuitive skills and ability to read people and organizations and group structure in such a way that progress was made and one felt he cared about you as well.  I have had very warm feelings for my brief association with him and will always remember his gentle wit, his perceptiveness and the creativity which he brought to the Fellowship Commitee.  I was deeply saddened by his loss which came far too quickly as it meant I could no longer consult with him and discuss the dilemmas I faced in organizational work and work with other people.  I remember him often. 

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