CASTURA, Florina - (1947 - 2017) - It is with deep sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Florina, surrounded by her family on April 14, 2017, at St. Peter's Hospital in Hamilton.
Beloved wife and best friend of 48 years to Marcel. Cherished mother to Christina (Jay MacLean) and Jeff. Loving Nana to Ben, Evan, Oliver, Vivienne and Eleanor.
Caring big sister to Lino Rosa (Janice) and Louisa Rosa (Tim O’Regan) and sister-in-law to Lou Castura (Marlene) and Nancy Castura (Jos Nederveen). Florina will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, with whom she built special relationships.
She was predeceased by her parents, Luigi and Anna Rosa and her parents-in-law, Joe and Sera Castura.
Florina will be remembered for her limitless love, kindness, caring and empathy for family and others. She possessed an adventurous, stylish and artistic spirit that was warmly shared with friends and family through extensive travel, exquisite cuisine, and social outings.
An exceptional teacher and principal, Florina was noted for her integrity, leadership and compassion during more than 30 years with the Hamilton Wentworth CDSB. Florina was a remarkable and brave woman who endured the debilitating effects of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy with courage, strength, dignity and faith.
Visitation will take place at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 1010 Botanical Dr., BURLINGTON, on Friday, April 21 from 2pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm. Vigil prayers at 8:30pm.
Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 287 Plains Rd. E, BURLINGTON, on Saturday, April 22 at 1:30pm. Cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
The family wishes to thank those who cared so compassionately for Florina at St. Peter's Hospital Palliative Care, 3 East. Deepest gratitude to caregivers Reia Joy de Ramos and Lagring Sanche for their exceptional devotion.