Joseph Castell

Obituary of Joseph Castell

In his 95th year, passed away peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, on march 30th, 2017. Predeceased by his wife and best friend of 74 years, Jean Reynolds (2016). Also predeceased by his parents Joseph (1974) and Kate (1989) and his younger siblings Harry (2002) and Audrey (2010). Survived by his daughters Barbra (Bob) Towey of Oshawa, Wendy Rynsoever of Oakville and Katherine Castell (Gary Hotrum) of Gravenhurst. Devoted and much loved Grandpa to Valerie (Jake) Vanderzwet, Vicki (Henry) Verrydt, Krista Lemaire, Karina (Jeff) Willams, Scott (Sandy) Rynsoever, Arden (Bryce) Carter, Neil Rynsoever and Peter (Karen) Castell. Dearly loved Great Grand father to Ryan (Julie), Nathan (Megan) and Madison Verrydt, Tanner and Ricki-Lee Williams, Sonja and Steven Rynsoever and Nicholas Carter. In the hearts of your family forever. Ted grew up in New Toronto where at the age of 17, he met the love of his life, Jean. They were married in Halifax on January 3, 1942 while Ted was on a short shore leave from his naval duties. Ted, a verteran of WW2, was the last surviving member of the original crew of the corvette HMCS Lindsay that traveled the North Atlantic Run. He was very proud of his service to his country and of the medals awarded to him The Atlantic Star, The 1939-1945 Star, The Normandy Bar, The France and Germany Bar, The Voluntary service Star as well as other. Ted was a 27 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Lindsay Branch #067. For many years, on behalf of the legion he marched in the parade and laid the commemorative wreath for his ship, The Lindsay, at the cenotaph in Lindsay. Ted and Jean Retired to Victoria Place, Bobcaygeon in 1978. Here they Spent many enjoyable years with new friends playing cards, shuffle-board etc. at the club house, Ted playing golf in the summer; skating, watching hockey and playing cribbage in the winter while jean was involved with her crafts. Ted will be fondly remembered by all those whom he touched in life for his kind and generous ways towards other, his sense of humour, his sense of honour and his unfailing devotion to his family. The family would like to extend their whole hearted appreciation to all the staff at the Retirement Suites of Kawartha Lakes for their unwavering Kindness that went far beyond that of “a Job” in caring for our father during his last years. To the Kitchen and dining room staff for his grilled cheese and vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce every lunch hour; to the wellness center staff for their medical support at all times of the day or night; to the administration and maintenance staff for the exceptional care given to the running of the “homes” of your residents. We thank you. Dorla, he had a special place in his heart for you. Thank you to his amazing PSW’s, Janice and Gayle – Dad looked forward to your visit every week. As per our father’s wishes a private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES – MONK CHAPEL. Memorial donations may be made to the The Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund, The Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice as expressions of sympathy and may be made by contacting the funeral home at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.