OBITUARY

Jim VanDerveer

September 12, 1941May 8, 2018
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JAMES “JIM” BYRON VANDERVEER 1941-2018 Winslow- James “Jim” VanDerveer, 76, passed away after a hard fought and courageous battle with cancer and other medical complications at Maine General Medical Center on May 8, 2018 with family by his side. He was born September 12, 1941 in Hackensack, NJ, the son of James Joseph VanDerveer and Alberta Linscott VanDerveer. Jim graduated from Maine Central Institute in 1959 and from there went to serve in the United States Marine Corps from 1959-1962. He later attended classes at Thomas College in Waterville. On September 7, 1968 he married the love of his life…Nancy (Fortin) VanDerveer. Together they made their home in Winslow with their two children Scott and Holly. Jim worked for Smiley’s Dairy for several years and then Oakhurst Dairy for 30 years. After his retirement he worked part time for Fortin’s Home Furnishings in the maintenance department. Jim loved art classes with Sister Yvonne and had wonderful memories of being a member of the Indian Guides with his son Scott. He was an avid Red Sox fan and made several bus trips with Scott to see games at various ball parks. More than likely if you visited Jim at home he wound be watching CNN. He loved staying abreast of current events. Jim was a quiet, gentle and devoted husband, father and grandfather and would have done anything for his family who will miss him dearly. Jim is survived by his loving and devoted wife Nancy of Winslow, his son Scott of Winslow and his daughter Holly Anderson and her husband James of Winslow. He also leaves behind his four granddaughters, Rachel of Waterville, Lauren, Tori and Kara of Winslow and his great granddaughter Elainna Linnell of Waterville. Also surviving Jim are his brother Carl VanDerveer of Kingsland, Georgia and his sister Joan Gould of Littleton, NH as well as several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Jim was predeceased by his grandparents Elna and Bill Clark. The family wishes to thank the incredible nursing staff of 2 West and Critical Care for the outstanding care given to Jim while at MaineGeneral Medical Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday May 17, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument Street, Winslow at 10:00am. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of Jim’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Jim’s name to: Spectrum Generations-Muskie Center, 39 Gold Street, Waterville, Maine 04901.

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Madeleine Manfredi

May 17, 2018

Dear Nancy,
Please except my most sincere condolences on the passing of your dear husband. I'm sure you have very fond memories of him which will help you through this very difficult time. My prayers are with you.
Sincerely,
Madeleine Morency Manfredi ASJ '62

Thomas and June York

May 15, 2018

Nancy, Scott and Holly,

We were both so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Our hearts go out to you and your family at this sad time. It was always nice to see him at the credit union. With our deepest sympathy, June & Tom York

Sandra Worthington Robinson

May 14, 2018

Dear Nancy and Family,
Sending my heartfelt condolence to you and your family on the recent passing of your beloved husband, Jim. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.
Sandra Worthington Robinson, ASJ '62

Emily Goodwin Lepage

May 13, 2018

Dear Nancy,
I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dear husband, Jim. Thinking of you at this difficult time and sending my sincere condolence to you and your family.
Sincerely,
Emily Goodwin Lepage, ASJ '62

Ann Caulfield Albert

May 13, 2018

Dear Nancy, you probably don't remember me from ASJ, but I do remember you and I want to let you and your family know that we offer condolences at this difficult time, and that we are sending you prayers in your time of sorrow.
Ann Caulfield Albert . ASJ '63

James Wheelock

May 13, 2018

Nancy, Holly and Scott - We are so sorry for your loss. Jim was a nice man. He will be missed.
Donna and Jim

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Biography

JAMES “JIM” BYRON VANDERVEER
1941-2018
Winslow- James “Jim” VanDerveer, 76, passed away after a hard fought and courageous battle with cancer and other medical complications at Maine General Medical Center on May 8, 2018 with family by his side. He was born September 12, 1941 in Hackensack, NJ, the son of James Joseph VanDerveer and Alberta Linscott VanDerveer. Jim graduated from Maine Central Institute in 1959 and from there went to serve in the United States Marine Corps from 1959-1962. He later attended classes at Thomas College in Waterville.
On September 7, 1968 he married the love of his life…Nancy (Fortin) VanDerveer. Together they made their home in Winslow with their two children Scott and Holly. Jim worked for Smiley’s Dairy for several years and then Oakhurst Dairy for 30 years. After his retirement he worked part time for Fortin’s Home Furnishings in the maintenance department.
Jim loved art classes with Sister Yvonne and had wonderful memories of being a member of the Indian Guides with his son Scott. He was an avid Red Sox fan and made several bus trips with Scott to see games at various ball parks. More than likely if you visited Jim at home he wound be watching CNN. He loved staying abreast of current events.
Jim was a quiet, gentle and devoted husband, father and grandfather and would have done anything for his family who will miss him dearly.
Jim is survived by his loving and devoted wife Nancy of Winslow, his son Scott of Winslow and his daughter Holly Anderson and her husband James of Winslow. He also leaves behind his four granddaughters, Rachel of Waterville, Lauren, Tori and Kara of Winslow and his great granddaughter Elainna Linnell of Waterville. Also surviving Jim are his brother Carl VanDerveer of Kingsland, Georgia and his sister Joan Gould of Littleton, NH as well as several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Jim was predeceased by his grandparents Elna and Bill Clark.
The family wishes to thank the incredible nursing staff of 2 West and Critical Care for the outstanding care given to Jim while at MaineGeneral Medical Center.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday May 17, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument Street, Winslow at 10:00am. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of Jim’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Jim’s name to: Spectrum Generations-Muskie Center, 39 Gold Street, Waterville, Maine 04901.