Friday, November 17, 2006

Ronald Eugene Van Tassel (Stephen John)

The Van Tassel family with General Rick J. Hillier C.M.M., M.S.C., C.D.
The Chief of the Defence Staff. It's nice when Canada's to soldier visits one of his boys.

This picture we can assume was taken when this young lad served with the West Nova Scotia Regt out of Cornwallis NS. He then went into the regular forces and served with thew RCR's The Royal Canadian Regiment. Many Van Tassels before him served in the same Regiment. He does us all proud. His Father and grandfather are pictured below.

Douglas like his father has the desire and the ability to put those carving skills to work

Douglas Van Tassel working on his masterpiece and skills inherited from his Dad

Douglas Ronald & Janet Marie Van Tassel of Digby, NS

The three sons of Ronald Eugene Van Tassel of Digby, Nova Scotia. Randell Stephen, Brian Eugene and Douglas Ronald (1970)

Brian and Rose Marie Van Tassel with their children and grandchildren, Apr 2007

Karlee Anne & Kaitlynn Rose King

We have to give Brian and Rose Marie Van Tassel bragging rights. These two beautiful young ladies are Karlee Anne King born 2/9/2002 and Kaitlyn Rose King born 26/3/2004.
Have a safe and enjoyable life.

Jasen Eugene Van Tassel & Anette Marie (Van Tassel) King

The Children of Brian and Rose Marie (Comeau) Van Tassel of Falmouth, NS. Jason Eugene Van Tassel and Anette Marie (Van Tassel) King. They now have families of their own and a proud Grandpa and Grandma Brian and Rose Marie Van Tassel.

Brian Eugene Van Tassel born 23 Aug 1947
Pictured above as a your RCMP Constable and a retired Vet

Brian is presently retired and I understand that he is attempting to perfect the great game of golf. Brian is married to Rose Marie Comeau 7/17/1971 and they have two children, Jason Eugene 12/17/1973 & Annette Marie born 12/5/1975 and now grandchildren . We need to thank Brian for many of the old pictures of his uncles and aunts that he saved over the years and has passed on to us to be used in this project. We also thank him for his support and dedication towards the placement of the Headstone for our grandparents Stephen John & Maria Elizabeth (Weagle) Van Tassel. We Thank You, Brian Van Tassel of Falmouth, NS

Brian Van Tassel 21 July 1955 Grandpa's Apple Tree

Brian has gone where no one dared to go. This is the famous apple tree where many of pictures of the Van Tassel family have been taken. Brian says that he could get away with whatever with his Grandma and he must have in order to get up in that tree and grandpa must have been at work or at the Fire Dept.

Ronald and Shirley Van Tassel Final Resting place Digby, NS

Ronald Eugene Van Tassel
Ronald Eugene Van Tassel served with the RCASC during the 2 WW. As you can see from his medals displayed above, he was awarded the 1939/45 Star, The Italy Star, The France and Germany Star, The Defence Medal, the Cdn Vol Medal with bar and the 1939/45 War Medal. He had two other brothers and a sister that served during that period of time.

The hand carvings of Ronald Van Tassel. Look but don't touch

Ron as a proud baseball player of the Digby Ravens.
He dressed me up in his uniform as a 10 year old and took my picture. He was a great role model for us kids.

Ronald Eugene & Shirley (Baxter) Van Tassel (newly weds)
He was married to Gwendolyn Shirley Baxter born 7/23/1927.They were married on 1/30/1947. They had 3 children. Brian Eugene born 8/23/47,Randall Stephen born 12/18/1949, Douglas Ronald born 1952. Ron was a 2nd WW Veteran and worked many years as the Clerk and Assistant Manager at the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission in Digby, NS. He was also a very active baseball player in his younger days with the Digby Ravens. He was a master at carving canes and figures. Many of his carvings can be seen on display (see sample below).
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colin said...

Norm - this will help me out, as I am just starting to research my great grandmother Bertha Ellen Vantassel's ancestors: with this info and from what I find on, I think I am making progress!
Regards, Colin.

M.M.Moyers said...

I'm a Van Tassel. I'm from California. I've never heard of Van Tassel's from Canada. I've heard that all the Van Tassel's are related. I would love to find out more. My email is or my blog at

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