OBITUARY

Calvin "Skip" VanTassell

8 January , 19454 May , 2019
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VanTassell, Calvin P. “Skip” age 74 of Gilbert’s Cove, Digby Co. passed away May 4, 2019 at the Digby General Hospital. Born in Digby, he was a son of the late Calvin Oscar and Margaret (Amero) VanTassell. Skip had always been involved in some way with the fishing business, had a lawn care business and plowed snow for many years. He always kept himself busy doing something, he was never still. He loved his trucks and had them all lit up. He loved being with people, cooking, putting on a big meal and feeding everyone was his joy. He enjoyed hunting, boating, playing cards, Nascar races, and Christmas lights. Most of all he wanted to make everyone happy. How he loved his brothers and sisters and family. He was a past member of the Digby Fire Dept. Surviving are his wife Shirley, 3 children by a previous marriage, step daughters, Dawn Sauve, Digby; children Austin, Abbie, stepsons, Jack (Jennifer) Sauve, Digby; children Dylan, Desire’, McKenzie, Jacob, Dean (Roxann) Sauve, Annapolis; children Ethan, Hannah, James, Kerestyn, Zachary; sister, Joan Wynott, Calgary; brothers, James (Lois) VanTassell, Calgary; Doug (Garneta) VanTassell, Sask.; grandchildren Alexander and Jared Elderkin, Justin and Ryan Ritchie, Kristopher and Mackenzie VanTassell, Sasha Dunphy, great-grandchildren Layla Elderkin and Maddison VanTassell, many special nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers David and Mason VanTassell, sisters Addie Brown, Evelyn Taylor and Diane Wentzell. No visitation by request. A celebration of Skip’s life will be held 3pm Thursday, May 9 from Jayne’s Funeral Home, 7 Birch St. Digby with a reception to follow. Father Vincent Onyekelu will officiate with burial in Madonna Cemetery, Marshalltown. Donations in memory can be made to the charity of your choice. On line condolences to www.jaynesfuneralhome.com

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  • A Celebration of Skip's Life Thursday, 9 May , 2019

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Melinda Poffenroth

9 May 2019

Shirley and family,

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I cherish the incredible day, you and Uncle Skip prepared the most amazing clam feast for your "Western Family". Uncle Skip was the most kinded hearted man with an infectious laugh. I will miss him and hold him in my heart. Shirley, my love to you - sincere condolences to everyone.

Love,
Melinda Poffenroth

Liz Bennett

8 May 2019

So sorry, Shirley to hear of your husband’s passing. We send our sincere condolences. Thinking of you.
Tom and Liz Bennett

Marie Valloreo

8 May 2019

Dear Shirley,Sorry to hear of the passing of Skip
We enjoyed our visits with you and your family each time we visited Digby.
Our prayers and love are with you at the time of your sorrow.
May he Rest in Peace in the arms of Jesus and Mary.

Bruce & Lisa Sibbley

8 May 2019

Sincere sympathy to you all.
Bruce & Lisa

Wanda Comeau

7 May 2019

Our deepest sympathies ...... he will truly be miss by all that knew him......RIP Skippy

Mike and Wanda..... Gilbert's Cove

Shelva Birt

7 May 2019

R.I.P. Skip. You will be missed.

Pauline Comeau

7 May 2019

So sorry for your loss my condolences to all the family.

Karna Wright

7 May 2019

My condolences to the family at this sad time. RIP Skip.

Karna (Titus) Potter-Wright & John Patrick (Pat) Wright
Smith's Cove, N.S.

Crystal Deveau

7 May 2019

Sending prayers and condolences to the family, Skip always had a smile and hello whenever he seen you, he will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in Peace.

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