OBITUARY

Celeste "Alda" VanTassel

September 2, 1922October 7, 2020

Celeste “Alda” VanTassel (Deveau), age 98, of Digby, passed away October 7, 2020 at Nakile Home for Special Care. Born in Meteghan River, she was a daughter of the late Elizee and Eva (Comeau) Deveau.

Alda was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. In Alda’s younger years she worked for National Sea, she also worked as a taxi cab driver, had a family janitorial business and an overnight accommodation business.

Alda enjoyed crafts and home decorating, but most of all her passion was animals especially homing stray cats and dogs. She loved baking, making rapure pie and spending time with her family. Alda is survived by sons, Richard (Diane) and David (Florence); grandchildren, Troy (Susan) VanTassel, Crystal (Chris) Cogswell, Kathy (James) Munroe, Shelly (Bruce) Fraser; great grandchildren, Madison, Parker VanTassel, Ivy, Hayes Cogswell, Joshua Landry, Ryan, Marley and Ritchie Fraser. Beside her parents she was predeceased by husband, Gerald; sister, Zelma Deveau; son, Michael; sisters, Emilia Comeau, Margaret Amirault; brothers, Laurie and Elzier Deveau.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jayne’s Funeral Home, Digby. A private family service will be held with burial at Madonna Cemetery.

Donations in memory may be made to the SPCA, PO Box 38073 STN Burnside, Dartmouth NS, B3B 1X2 Please share a memory or leave a condolence at www.jaynesfuneralhome.com

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Dorothy Boone

October 15, 2020

Condolences being sent from Anna LeBlanc and family. We only met Alda a few years ago in the Digby hospital, but she quickly became a friend and someone our family so enjoyed. When she went to Nakile where Mom is, we were thrilled to be able to see her there as well. She will always be known as “Grandmere” to us. Prayers, love and hugs being sent.

Diane Robinson

October 14, 2020

I remember playing cards and eating rapure pie at Stellas ,she was a lot of fun and we had some laughs Neither she or Stella liked to loose at cards .She was a special lady with a lot of energy
Rip sweet Alda

Jerry Van Tassel

October 13, 2020

Richard, David and families,
My sincere condolences on your loss. Aunt Alda was an exceptional woman.

Debby & Donnie Bondy

October 13, 2020

Sending our Prayers & deepest condolences to all the family at this very sad & difficult time.

Tanya Wambolt

October 13, 2020

I lived on Queen Street growing up. Moe and Alda were the land lords. They were both special people. So sorry for your loss

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