November 27, 1936 – Iloilo, Philippines
June 02, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Vicente Casten beloved husband of Amalia of Calgary, AB passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the age of 76 years.
Vicente “Junior” Casten passed away June 2, 2013 surrounded by his family, the most important thing to him. Born November 27, 1936, in the Philippines, Junior was the fifth of nine children of Vicente and Natalia Casten. Junior came to Canada in 1972 to make a better life for his family, and worked for CP Rail until his retirement in 1999. Junior loved to spend time with his family both here and in the Philippines, and especially time spent with his grandchildren. Named after his father, he was known to his family as Junior or Uncle Junior, and wore his name proudly.
He is survived by his cherished wife of 50 years, Amalia, his sons Freedom (Rhodora), Abe (Nida) and daughter Rowena (Shane), as well as his five grandchildren Shye, Abbygail, Ashley, Robbie and Riley. He is also survived by his sisters Barbara, Nenita, Norma and Warrena and his brothers Jose, Jerry, and Ramon, and many nieces and nephews. Junior is predeceased by his parents and his brother Arsenio.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Vicente’s Life which will start with a Viewing, followed by Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E) on Thursday June 6, 2013 starting at 4:30 p.m.
Mass and funeral service will be held Saturday, June 8 at 11:00am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1525 – 45 Street SE, celebrant Father Joseph An Quoc Dang, OP. Interment to follow at Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery (243208 Garden Rd, Calgary, AB), followed by a reception. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family wants to especially thank Dr. Perry Glimpel and Jerremy for all their help during this difficult time.
In living memory of Junior Casten, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences