LEO RAYMOND GASTALDIN was born on December 12th, 1921 in Revelstoke, B.C. and passed away peacefully on January 26th, 2016 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 94 years.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Irene of 70 years, son Dale (Sharon) Gastaldin, nephew David (Valerie) Ethier, nieces Marie Pratico, Barbara (Andy) Jamieson and Illona (Gary) Fillinger, special great nephew Graham (Ashley) Ethier and his many other nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Leo was predeceased by his brother Louie, sisters Mary Cerolini, Celestina Porta, Esther Swartz and Edithe Galicano.
Leo was born and raised in Revelstoke, BC until WW II when he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. When the war ended he returned to Revelstoke and worked for the C.P.R.
Leo was a passionate hockey and baseball fan and an avid gardener. He also took great enjoyment as one of the founders of Little League Baseball in Revelstoke and spent
much of his time building the ball fields, coaching and promoting sports. This way, if he was the coach, he could be assured his kid would make the team!
Retiring to Mara Lake and then onto Vernon where Leo and Irene were kept busy with many building projects along with spending many enjoyable winters in Phoenix, Arizona.
Leo was well known around town for his willingness to help others, a friendly smile and always ready for a good laugh. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Special thank you to the wonderful staff at Canterbury Court, Dr. Fred Dyck, Veteran Affairs Canada, the Nurses and Staff at 3 North of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital and Nurses and staff at Heritage Square for their excellent care, kindness, compassion and generosity of spirit toward Leo.
In respecting Leo’s wishes, he was cremated and no service will be held.
Cremation arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 • (250) 542-1187