Calvin Bartlett

Calvin Bartlett

Calvin Bartlett, 77 years old, resident of Jacksonville Florida passed away on June 2, 2020 from Leukemia.

Born on April 19, 1943 in St. Maarten to Irene Bartlett, a belonger of Anguilla, B.W.I.

At the age of 13, Calvin was hired by the Merchant Marines where he began his 5 year journey around the world, experiencing many cultures and acquiring 5 languages along the way. He settled in the Netherlands, where he received his GED and attended courses in Business at the college level.

Among his many accomplishments, he was Adjutant of Military Administration in the Netherlands, entrepreneur in several small businesses including BE Travel Consultants and Executive director of the Chamber of Commerce in Anguilla, B.W.I.

Music was his passion and pastime.  In his young life, he was lead singer in the band, Joy and the Moodies, and continued singing at special events and with family and friends.

In retirement, he volunteered his time to APANY (Anguilla Progressive Association of New York) as the Senior Vice President, and was also active with the local Dutch group DA-JAX.

Calvin is survived by his wife, Lynn Bartlett, son Mario Bartlett (Andrea) , two daughters, Joycelyn Donker (Stijn) and Vanessa Vastrick (Arnold), his two brothers Basil Bartlett and Everand Bartlett,  sister Celestine John, and several nieces and nephews. He has 8 grandchildren: Jordany, Janella, Alyssa, Yves, Sebastian, Duco, Ilja and Sven as well as a great grandson, Jionni. His gentle soul and compassionate personality has touched so many lives and his spirit will remain with those he knew.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Evergreen Funeral Home, 4535 Main Street, Jacksonville, FL. 32206

The funeral service will be held at the chapel, June 12, 2020 at 10:00 (welcoming) and service starting at 10:30.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL  32257

Or APANY (Anguilla Progressive Association of Anguilla)

Website: Apa-ny.org, or send check to APANY, 579 Mineola Avenue, Carle Place, New York, New, York 11514

The family regrets that due to the Coronavirus, there will be no reception afterwards

14 Comments

  • Larry and Ann Bayne Posted June 5, 2020 6:42 pm

    Blessed We got to see Calvin right before he went into the hospital He always made us feel welcome and I remember one of our visits and we went down to Amelia Island. He was always making videos and taking pictures! He loved his music and family. Lynn and Calvin were so happy together. His memory will live on in all our hearts. Rest In Peace Calvin. You will be missed!

  • Renée and Leslie Posted June 6, 2020 9:24 am

    R. I. P. my friend. We will always remember you.

  • Marilyn Bartlett-Richardson (Niece – Anguilla) Posted June 6, 2020 5:50 pm

    Life has meaning when we have the assurance, we SHALL meet again.
    Rest in Peace Unks! We shall meet in the air on that glorious day when the trumpet shall sound and the dead in Christ shall rise “first”.:Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thes. 4:16 -17

  • Glenda Mack Posted June 8, 2020 12:26 am

    God saw you getting tired and a cure was not, to be so,he put his arms around you and whisper, “come to me”with tearful eyes and painful heart we heard you passed away and although we love you dearly we could not make you stay,A golden heart stopped beating hard working hands at rest God broke our heart to prove to us he only takes the best R.I.P my dear Sweet Uncle Cal from your niece Glenda and family

  • Bernadette. Bartlett Carty Posted June 8, 2020 3:00 pm

    Words can’t begin to describe what I am feeling wonderful loving. kind hearted unk . God love you best , he saw you in so much pain so he call you home no more pain . God garden must be beautiful because he only takes the best . So peaceful and free of pain . I could not wish you to come back to suffer all over again . God is always in control. Love you Unks sleep now and take your rest until we meet again . Your niece .

  • Sadie Carty June 08 2020 Posted June 8, 2020 7:42 pm

    My Bro Cal God saw you suffering so he took you out of all your pain you are gone but will never be forgotten . Heaven was missing an Angel that’s why God call you home . Will miss you . Sleep on brother and take your rest . Until we meet again. Your Sister Sadie .

  • Celestine John Posted June 9, 2020 11:31 am

    The Lord gave , and the Lord has taken away;Blessed be the name of the Lord. Job 1:21
    My dear brother I know you were suffering but did not know that the end was near. We loved you in life but the Father loved you more. He saw that you were suffering and so he wrapped his loving arms around you and called you home to rest.
    Sleep on my dear brother until we meet again. Love Celestine

  • Andrea McCarthy Posted June 9, 2020 8:34 pm

    No one is truly ever ready to say “good bye”. I stand in comfort knowing that you are no longer in pain, and that our “good bye” is not forever. You are, and will forever be, loved, honored, and respected- but off course, you already know that. Thank you for being a great uncle. I thank God for the love, the conversations and advice, and the memories we were able to share, even in your final days. May your soul rest Uncle Cal. Until we meet again.

    Love always- your niece,

    Andrea McCarthy and Family

  • Amy and Mike Crotty Posted June 10, 2020 8:19 am

    Calvin was our brother-in-law and lived close to us in Woodbridge, VA. We were fortunate enough to be able to spend many good times together. We even were able to visit Lynn and Calvin in Anguilla. It was nice to see where Calvin lived. We will cherish all our memories.
    He may be gone physically but his spirit and our memories will be with us forever. Thank you Calvin for making my sister so happy. RIP Calvin. We will miss you ❤️

  • ROT2 SXM Posted June 10, 2020 11:50 am

    On behalf of the Riders On Two 2.0 motorcycle club ROT2 Sint Maarten, We like to express our deepest condolences to the family of the late Mr. Calvin Bartlett. To his wife Lynn, his siblings and children left to carry on his great name. We bid you much strength in these times. Calvin was a very well loved man by the entire ROT2 bike club, of which his son Mario is the President. He will be greatly missed. We will definitely miss the karaoke moments. Sleep on in paradise Calvin the Great.

  • Everand Bartlett Posted June 11, 2020 8:04 am

    In loving memories of my younger brother.
    Brother, you went away so suddenly, we did not say goodbye. But brothers can never be parted, precious memories never die.
    The nights you spent with us between your travels, even returning from Africa, you always made time for me with telephone conversations reminiscing over our past. My tears are many. Missing already the strong bond, loving, caring, special moments we shared.
    It is comforting to know that you are at peace again.
    Brother, words and time we can no longer share, but in my heart you are always there.

  • Everand Bartlett Posted June 11, 2020 8:23 am

    In loving memories of my younger brother.
    Brother, you went away so suddenly, we did not say goodbye. But brothers can never be parted, precious memories never die.
    The nights you spent with us between your travels, even returning from Africa you always made time for me with telephone conversations reminiscing over the past. My tears are many. Missing already the strong bond, loving, caring, special moments we shared.
    It is comforting to know that you are at peace again.
    Brother, words and time we can no longer share, but in my heart you are always there.

  • Astrid Brons Posted June 12, 2020 4:55 pm

    Met Calvin heb ik een bijzondere vriendschap ontwikkeld in de tijd dat hij plannen maakte om terug te gaan naar Anguilla. Het was het begin van een nieuwe fase in zijn leven. Calvin ging zijn droom achterna en was niet te stoppen. Ik hield mijn hart soms vast, want het ging niet zonder slag of stoot. Zijn doorzettingsvermogen dwong respect af.
    Ons contact is altijd gebleven. Gelukkig maakte ik zijn 75-jarige verjaardag nog mee. Nog nooit eerder was ik op die manier tussen zijn familie en vrienden geweest. Ik heb Calvin nog nooit zo compleet en zo gelukkig gezien. Mijn condoleances voor zijn vrouw, kinderen, kleinkinderen, familie en vrienden. Het verlies van een partner en/of ouder, broer, oom, is een indrukwekkende gebeurtenis in een mensenleven. Calvin, het is nog moeilijk te bevatten dat je moest gaan. Onze herinneringen zal ik voor zo lang ik leef koesteren. Bijzondere man, lieve vriend, ik wens je een mooie reis. Astrid

  • Bonnie Baxter Posted June 12, 2020 5:22 pm

    Worked with Calvin for a year. Such a kind man with wisdom and kn. I was very saddened to learn he had passed & extend my deepest sympathy to his family.

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