John A. Di Castri

DI CASTRI, John A. Born on July 26, 1924 in Victoria, died peacefully on September 5, 2005 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. Predeceased by his first wife Paddy, he is survived by his loving wife, Joanne; daughter, Stephanie; sons, Dennis, Adrian, Julian, Simon and Matthew; stepdaughters, Kim and Nadine and grandchildren, Nicholas, Julia, Zosha, Theo, Antonia, Laura, Adriana, Ben and Dylan. John was a prominent Architect in Victoria and his legacy lives on in the buildings he designed and the friendships he forged throughout his lifetime. Gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Ross MacKay and the tremendous staff at 2 West, Royal Jubilee Hospital, for their compassion and care. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH, 2060 Haultain Street, on Friday, September 9th. at 12:10 p.m., followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of John towards the refurbishing of the Chapel space at Queenswood Centre. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com . 144339
Published by The Times Colonist from Sep. 7 to Sep. 8, 2005.
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John di Castri's name was known to me from the 1960s as an accomplished architect. I met John as Joanne's husband in the 1980s.
When I now think of John I see his sparkling eyes, his caring and solicitous manner, his kindness towards others, his love of Joanne and his family. His death is a loss for those close to him, but our memories of John keep him close to our hearts.
Myrtle Perry
September 23, 2005
Uncle John was like my grandfather, I will always remember him bouncing me on his knee at 1208.
give Paddy big hugs and kisses for all of us in Heaven
We love you
Stephanie Yee, Vancouver
Stephanie Yee (King)
September 8, 2005
Mr.Dicastri was associated with my grandfather Christopher Montague and they both did a lot to help the community-He was also associated with my mother Eileen Montague and designed the renovation we have on Blanshard street- She will surely miss him-
paul graham
September 7, 2005
The last conversation I had with Uncle Johnny still makes me laugh.
I'll miss knowing he was always there.
Paul & Debbie DiCastri
September 7, 2005
We are very sorry to hear of your father's death and will always remember him through his buildings. We have many friends who live in his houses and they love them very much. He was ahead of his time.
Best wishes to all the family.
Christine Toller & Robert Youds
Christine Toller
September 7, 2005
This great man's life was a contribution in so many amazing ways. I didn't get to see him nearly often enough, but he was always an inspiration!
Richard Di Castri
September 7, 2005
jason palmer
September 7, 2005
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