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Helen Margaret Castle

February 28, 1919 – October 26, 2014

It was a heartbreaking day for the Castle family when our wonderful loving mother died on October 26, 2014 after a very brief illness. Mom passed away in the Nanaimo General Hospital at the age of 95 years young after just a three day illness.

Mom spent the last three years of her life in Qualicum Beach, BC, residing in Long Term care at The Gardens, a wonderful retirement home on Vancouver Island. She lived every day with a positive attitude and was happy living there. She was always so thankful for her care and the great entertainment that was there. Happy Hour on Friday was her favorite where she could have some snacks and a Rye and Coke and listen to live music. Prior to her time in Qualicum Beach, she spent 49 years in Dawson Creek, BC working as a film editor and doing books in her later years. Mom’s earlier years as a child and then married were spent in various cities and towns in Manitoba. She was born in MacGregor, Manitoba.

She was predeceased by her parents, Winifred and James Merrick, her husband Malcolm Eric Castle in 1977, her daughter-in-law Susan and her son-in-law, Mel. Mom was an only child but has left a legacy to be proud of. Our mother is survived by her seven children, Sharon (Blair) Domoney, Jim (Laurell) Castle, Carol Modien, Mike Castle, Sheila (Owen) Scheck, John (Lori) Castle, Chris (Jeannette) Castle. She was blessed to have 16 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren, and one great great grandson.

Our mother was a wonderful caring person who listened without ever judging and was a friend to all who knew her. She was a happy person with nerves of steel and a calm demeanor. We were so lucky to have had her as a mother and grandmother and to have had a remarkable number of years to enjoy and love her and always feel secure in her love for us. In her lifetime, she maintained a very healthy and happy life. She was always surrounded by the love of her family and friends.

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother”

Heaven gained another angel October 26, 2014. Those who knew her will always miss her.

A Celebration of Life/Family gathering will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the home of her daughter, at 612 Hirst Ave, Parksville BC beginning at 2:30 pm. Mom would be so honored to have as many friends and family attend as possible.

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