Posted: August 8th, 2018


Curtis George Vander Gaast, beloved husband of Amy (nee McCormick) and daddy to precious daughter Georgia, passed away suddenly at the age of 36 on Sunday, August 5, 2018 surrounded by loving family.

He is survived by his parents, George and Bev Vander Gaast, sisters Kristi (James) Mitchell and Amanda (Danny) Webster, brother Brian (Denica) Vander Gaast, and grandmother Hotty Vander Gaast. Parents-in-law Bob (Terry) McCormick and Donna (Glen) Campbell, sister-in-law Jennifer (Sean) O’Brien, brother-in-law Dale (Susan) McCormick, and grandmother-in-law, Ferne Lentz. Curtis will be cherished in the memories of his five nephews, five nieces, and extended family members. He is predeceased by his grandmother, Tina Bexte, grandfathers, Carl Johnson, Wiebe Vander Gaast, and Clem Bexte, and cousin Megan Kondor.

Curtis was born on May 2, 1982 in Lethbridge, Alberta. He was a loving husband, super-daddy, compassionate son, and caring brother. He was a hard worker and 13-year volunteer of the Taber Fire Department. He was a passionate Vancouver Canuck fan, avid outdoorsman, sports fanatic, and expert gamer. His boisterous laugh and dimpled smile were infectious to all and he was loved for his kind and gentle soul. Even in his death, Curtis is helping others as an organ donor, he will potentially save the lives of many people. Curtis never wavered from his love of family and God.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather in fellowship with the family on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 7-8 PM. A memorial service will be taking place on Saturday, August 11 at 1 PM. Events will be held at the Taber Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that any donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Arrangements coordinated by Evan J. Strong Funeral Services, Calgary, Alberta.

21 Condolences for “VANDER GAAST, Curtis”

  1. Leanne Black says:

    Bev and George:
    Sorry for the loss of your son Curtis. I didn’t him personally, but I can tell from reading he was a wonderful son, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. May God be with you in your time of need.


  2. Shelley Ruggles says:

    Our sincere condolences and may you all be given peace and comfort in these days ahead. ❤️??

  3. Gillian Ungaro says:

    George, Bev and family,
    I can’t imagine how you’re feeling with the loss of Curtis. I am so sorry for your loss and I’m sending condolences to you all. May God give you peace and strength in the times to come and may the memories you have help you carry on.
    Much love.

  4. Trudy Whitmore says:

    Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy to the whole family!
    Trudy and Monty Whitmore

  5. Terry Webster says:

    My thoughts and prayers to all the family,Curtis will be missed by all who knew him.May your memories give you much comfort as you recall all your happy times together.

  6. Barbara Hustins (nee Johnson) says:

    I didn’t know Curtis, but saddened nonetheless, by his sudden passing. Cannot imagine having a child pre-decease me, Bev. You have experienced so much loss in your life.

  7. Rick and Bobbi Lant says:

    We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Sending our love and prayers during this difficult time. Much love, The Lant Family

  8. Bob and Terry McCormick says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the Vander Gaast family, words cannot begin to express the sadness and sorrow in the hearts of all who knew and loved Curtis. Curtis, Amy and Georgia were recently on a holiday in B.C and Amy asked her brother and sister and their families to join us in Kamloops for the weekend. That time spent as a family will be cherished eternally.
    Forever in our hearts

  9. Sue Loewen says:

    Dear Bev & George,I am so sorry to hear of your loss.Prayers of strength & comfort to you & your family,take care,Sue (terry & carol’s sister)

  10. Sharon & Bud Cockwill says:

    Our condolences to the whole family. Although we did not know Curtis, he sounds like a very fine young man who was taken home way too soon. We sure you will all miss him and remember him.

    With our sincere sympathy.

    Bud & Sharon

  11. Tina Gregus says:

    To Bev, George and family. My heart is breaking for you. May the Lord’s arms be wrapped around you all at this difficult time. Dave and I are sending our love and prayers to you all and know that Curtis’s spirit will always be with you.
    With Deepest condolences
    Tina Gregus and David Hurst

  12. John Yvonne Bamlett says:

    So sorry for your lose, please accept our deeprest condolances.

  13. Nellie Hiemstra says:

    Dear Family,
    Extending sincere sympathy at the death of Curtis. Praying that God will hold you close, comfort and support you.

  14. Mandi says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  15. Dale & Susan McCormick says:

    We were extremely shocked and saddened to hear about Curtis’ passing. He was our brother-in-law and, despite how far apart we lived, we were fond of him and thought he was a wonderful husband to our little sister (and sister-in-law) Amy and wonderful dad to baby Georgia. Our hearts go out to Bev, George, Amy and the rest of Curtis’ family and friends.

  16. Shawn Malinsky says:

    So sorry for your loss Curt was a great person I’m glad I got to know him he will be sadly missed by all that knew him
    Prayers to your family

  17. Melanie and Kevin Winters says:

    Kevin and I are very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Curtis and Daddy to your precious Georgia. You are in our thoughts in the coming days, weeks and months and pray for kindness for you and your family.

  18. Teresa & Stacy Hagen says:

    Bev, George, Amy and family we are extremely sorry for your loss. We were very heartbroken to hear this sad news. May you be comforted by all the wonderful memories you shared with Curtis.?

  19. Gary and Gerda DeWinter says:

    So sorry for the loss of Curtis. You are in our hearts and prayers. Praying god will give you the strength to continue on without him. Sending you our love

  20. Sharon & Boys says:

    Dear Cousin George, Bev and family,
    We were deeply saddened with the loss of your son. I can’t imagine what you’re going through. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  21. Jane Deering says:

    I am heartbroken for your loss. I offer my sympathy and heartfelt prayers for you and your family.

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