It is with profound sadness that the family of Vendla Castator announces her peaceful passing surrounded by family on April 16, 2023, in her 95th year. Ven is predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Ray Castator. She will be missed by her children Cathy, Garry (Daisi), and Norm (Wendy). Ven was also the loving and proud grandmother of Justin, Amy, Tara, Alex, Taylor, and Ryan. Her surviving sibling Ann Wood (Wayne), brother-in-law Bill Castator, sister-in-law Carol Aitchison, many nieces, nephews, and family friends will forever remember her as a wonderfully positive influence on their lives. Ven was born on October 30, 1928, to Norman and Mabel Aitchison of Woodbridge, Ontario. Her selfless approach to life started early. After her mother’s passing, she supported her father in caring for her siblings as a young teenager. Ven was known for her work ethic, as well as her nurturing and caring personality. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, who always put the needs of others before her own. Ven enjoyed spending time outdoors, whether it was tending to her gardens, cutting the grass on the lawn tractor, or watching the birds. She had a special fondness for Cardinals, and her backyard was always filled with bird feeders that attracted a variety of winged visitors. She was also a late-blossoming golfer and enjoyed playing many rounds with her sisters and close friends.
In accordance with her wishes, in place of a funeral service, there will be a celebration of life to be arranged at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lions Foundation of Dog Guides, Nobleton United Church or King City Food Bank (ktfb.ca).
Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com
Dear Cathy, Gary, Norm and Families -My sincere condolences on your loss of a treasured Mother, Grandmother and friend. May your lifetime of memories help ease the sadness in your hearts.
Robert (Bob) and Linda Boak
Bob and Linda Boak
Our condolences to all the families
Hi Cathy, Garry, Norm. May the Lord comfort your hearts at this time of personal loss. Ven was such a lovely lady; with a humorous side to her also. (No doubt inherited from your Dad!)
Ven was a wonderful friend of my mom, Evelyn See, and she was always so cheerful and happy. She will be missed by many. Love to the family.
Daniel and Marina
Condolences to the entire Castator family. Ven was a wonderful lady. Her and Ray will forever be in our memories.
Cathy ,Gary ,Daisy, Norm ,Wendy and kids
So Sorry to hear about Aunt Ven! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!
She was always some one to look up to!
Cory, Farrah and girls
Dear Cathy, Garry, Norm and family, our deep condolences. Ven was always so welcoming into your home. A lovely lady. She will be missed.
Doug & Karen Witherspoon
Nancy and Mike Dockrill
Dear Cathy Garry and Norm and families. We are sorry to hear about Ven. She was a lovely lady, so sweet. She will be so,so missed. Love Nancy snd Mike.
Deb (McKay) and Barry Johnston
Cathy, Garry, Norm and families. So sorry to hear of Venus passing. She was such a wonderful lady and no doubt will be truly missed. Our deepest condolences.
Kathryn Marlene Anderson
For Cathy, Garry, Norm, and all the family members:
Fond memories of Vendla & Ray back when Don & I would go back and forth. Always enjoyed their company. Our grandson, Jacob, will also have happy memories of times spent with Ven & Ray.
Mary and Peter Orr and boys
Dear Norm, Wendy, Cathy, Garry and families….we are so sorry to hear of Ven’s passing. She was a lovely lady and it was always a pleasure to run into her in town and chat. May your wonderful memories serve as comfort in the coming days❤️
So sorry to hear this sad news!
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you . Her wonderful smile and laugh will be truly missed !!
My condolences Cathy, Garry, Norm and families. I spent many a weekend at your mom and dad’s home in Woodbridge and Kleinburg in my pre-teens. I can reflect on Aunt Ven’s quick wit, family values and patience as well as the odd rant.
Nancy(Chamberlain) and Glen Broad
Dear Cathy, Garry, Norm and Families,
It is with great sadness that we learned of Ven’s passing. We have many warm memories of both your Mom and Dad, as they purchased our farm on the 10th concession many years ago. At curling banquets over the years, lots of good times were shared with both Ven and Ray. We remember your mom, who was always so kind, gracious and thoughtful, whenever we had occasion to visit. We send our sincere condolences.
Gary, Cathy and Norm and family my deepest condolences to you all your Mom was a great lady and will be missed
Jim and Pat Castator
Cathy, Gary and Norm. So sorry for your loss. We have a lot of good memories of Ven and Ray. We were always welcome at their home. Jim and Olaf Anderson would sometimes drop in to visit Ven before a Lions meeting. Many memories and laughs were had. This is a celebration of Ven’s good life. She will be missed and fondly remembered.
Jim and Pat Castator
Rod and Jean Mclean
Cathy Gary and Norm. So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a great lady she would come and visit my Mom at the farm in Nobleton and we had some great family get together there. We had some real good memories back then she will be missed may she Rest In Peace always remember the good times and the laughs you had together
Rod and Jean McLean
Cathy, Garry and Norm,
I enjoyed singing near Vendla at Nobleton United Church, as she had a beautiful singing voice. I visited Vendla when I was delivering church newsletters when Ray was still alive. When Cathy moved back to Nobleton to be with her Mom, I occasionally visited them and always enjoyed our chats, and saw the bird feeders that Vendla enjoyed. I recall driving Vendla to a medical appointment, and although she was in pain, she was still cheerful and fun. Later when Cathy and Vendla moved to Sorrento Retirement Residences in Bolton, I visited again and enjoyed seeing her pictures and momentoes in her living room. I know that she missed her home on the 10th. I am sad that she is gone, but take some comfort knowing that she was ready. My condolences to you. I have attached a photo taken May 2021 for our Church photo-newsletter.
Gary, Cathy and Norm; I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. We had a lot of fun together with you and your mom and dad. So many family get togethers with my mom and dad (Ken and Betty McKay ) and your family. Ven had a wonderful and very full life. Such a fun and happy person and amazing mom . She will be fondly remembered. Sally Sedore (nee McKay) and family.
Bryce Clark and Brenda Clark
Dear Cathy, Gary and Norm. We were saddened to hear about your mom’s passing. She was a great lady and will be missed. Our condolences to all of you
Norm, Garry & Cathy:
My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother.
I remember them so well from the time in Kleinburg when we as kids went to school together to the time when they moved to the Farm on the 10th just north of us. I last visited with them at their house they retired in at the corner of the 10th and King and had a brew with Ray and a very long chat with both. Always looked forward to the Nobleton Car Draw as it was are great time to catch up with all and I always new Ray and Ven would be there. Ray was a Charter member of the Lions Club of Nobleton and a great contributor to the draw.
Gary & Lori Burroughes
Cora & Vivian Gentile
Heartfelt condolences to all the family ❤️❤️ Love Cora & Vivian Gentile
Dave and Heather Castator
Dear Cathy, Garry, Norm and family,
We were saddened to hear of you Mom’s passing. Our thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time. She had such a winning smile and loving personality, she will be missed.
Love Dave and Heather
Our condolences to Cathy, Garry, and Norm. Bill and I had a friendship of 80 years with Ray and Ven. We shared some “interesting” memories with them, including an incident with a train and a golf cart — the golf cart didn’t survive! I will miss my phone chats with Ven.
Jean Praskey and family
Norm and Wendy, Alex, Taylor and Ryan
We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and grandmother. Her smile in the photograph is so beautiful. We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time. Sincerely, John, Dianne, Lindsay, Madeleine and Betty