Susan Carol (Wagner) CASTLE

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Born Susan Carol Wagner, February 1953 and passed away December 10, 2012 at the Palliative Care Unit at NRGH. Susan passed away peacefully thanks to the wonderful care given by all the nursing staff, Dr. Love, Dr. Spry, Dr. Elizabeth Feick and the Hospice volunteers at the unit.

Born in Edmonton Alberta, Susan attended Horse Hill Elementary School and Victoria Composite High School before attending and playing ACAC basketball at N.A.I.T. Susan was very proud of her college basketball career and she played womens softball for years in the Edmonton area, coached by her father and playing with her sisters. She moved to Victoria in 1974 and started a career in the automotive business with Empress Pontiac. She then moved on to Millstream Chevrolet and Jenner Chevrolet where she advanced to the position of comptroller. She met her husband Michael Castle in 1974 and they were practically inseparable until her recent passing.

Moving to beloved Nanaimo in 1990 Susan took a couple of years off to care for toddler son James Castle and returned to the automobile business later with Nanaimo Nissan, which in time became Newcastle Nissan. She eventually transferred to Laird Wheaton GM where she ended her career this year.

Susan came from a wonderful, large family that included and is survived by her parents Jack and Gladys Wagner of Nanaimo, sisters Jacquie, Connie, Sandy and Sherri all of Edmonton. Also surviving are husband Michael, son James Castle, daughter in law Kim Castle and granddaughter Elizabeth, of Houston Texas. In that wonderful family there are far too many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and in laws to mention here. The family ranges from Alberta to California to Texas to Nova Scotia and everywhere in between.

Susan will also be sorely missed by the many, many good friends she had from Nanaimo and Victoria. Travel was one of her passions and she had many stories and anecdotes she loved to share. Susan was also active with minor sports in Nanaimo, volunteering for various positions as well as taking every opportunity to simply help out whenever she could.

Thank you to all the wonderful doctors and staff at the Cancer Clinic in Victoria, the friends that Sue adored, and all the other kind souls that helped make Susans' last months as tolerable as possible for her.

An open house will be held in Susans memory at the Castles residence Saturday December 15 from 11am to 3pm.

No flowers please. The money would be far better used as a donation to The Canadian Cancer Society, Nanaimo Hospice, The Red Cross or The Palliative Care Unit at N.R.G.H.

This obituary was originally published in the Nanaimo Daily News and Harbour City Star (Nanaimo, BC).
Published online on Dec. 13, 2012 courtesy of Nanaimo Daily News and Harbour City Star.