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