It is with much sadness that the family announce on Friday, October 9, 2015, Allan, in his 72nd year, passed away in his home at Keremeos BC.
Beloved husband of Maureen (Schneider) Castle for 51 years, father of Stewart and his wife, Cookie Castle of Quesnel, and Christopher Castle and Tim Downey of Ottawa. Allan will be greatly missed by his brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Dianne Castle of Quesnel, by his brother and sister-in-law, Stephen Castle and Laurie Tuckey-Castle of Kimberly; by Vernon and Doreen Schneider of Trail, Doug Schneider and Linda Schneider of Maple Ridge. He is also survived by his step-mother Dru Castle. Al will be fondly remembered by his friends and neighbours in Keremeos and Quesnel.
Allan succumbed after a long battle with pancreatic cancer that began in 2010. He was greatly aided by his wife, his generous neighbours, the kind Dr. Boshof, the Keremeos clinic staff, home care nurses and home support workers. His survivors are profoundly grateful for the extraordinary compassion and care they afforded Allan in his community.
Allan is predeceased by his parents, Stewart Castle (2009), Mary Smith (1977) and his nephew Doug Schneider (2007).
During Allan’s 30 years at Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel, Allan and Maureen travelled extensively in British Columbia, enjoying camping and fishing, both on their own and with numerous friends and family.
There will be a
Celebration of Life for Allan, at a time to be determined in 2016, where friends and family from all parts of the province are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donation to the south Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made online at http://sosmedicalfoundation.com/donate-now/.