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James Calvin Payne

Perkinsville, Vt. — James Calvin Payne of Perkinsville, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Calvin would have turned 16 on March 6.

Calvin had passions for aggressive inline skating, freestyle skiing, parkour, and technology. He enjoyed photography, drawing, and making things. Calvin was fiercely independent and adept at teaching himself new skills and pursuing self-directed research into a myriad of topics. Despite his young age, Calvin was an accomplished videographer having produced several polished skating-oriented short subjects. Calvin had a lifelong love of being outdoors and was fascinated by nature and wildlife.

Calvin possessed a special energy and focus that will be sorely missed by everyone that he touched.

Calvin is survived by his family; parents Heather and James Payne; his younger brother Mason; grandparents Patricia and Martin Clark of Landenburg, Pa.; grandparents Susan and James Payne of Willow Street, Pa.; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel of Springfield, Vt. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Springfield Humane Society in Calvin’s name. http://www.spfldhumane.org/ 401 Skitchewaug Trail Springfield, Vt. 05156

The family will be holding a celebration and remembrance of Calvin’s life in the spring when it can be held out of doors. A candlelight vigil will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Compass School in Westminster, Vt.