Bert Castanelli

(Albert James Castanelli)

It is with great sorrow that we announce the unexpected passing of our one and only brother, Bert Castanelli (Albert James Castanelli) and his good friend Fred Marshall. Bert is predeceased by his Mother, Jean Castanelli; Father, Bert (Sr.) Castanelli. Bert will be lovingly remembered by daughters Devan Castanelli (Josh) and Sasha Lenz. Sisters; Dianne (Ron), Janice, Debbie (Wayne) and Toni also by nieces and nephews; Bree (Kevin), Justin (Michelle), Will (Ashley), Stephanie (Aaron), Kyla (Josh), Ryan (Ashley), Mike (Madi) and many extended family and friends. The family would like to thank Bert’s life long friend Keath Blaeser for his Friendship, help and support through this difficult time. Bert was born on Feb 6, 1966 in Vernon, BC. He spent many years in the roofing industry and made many life long friends. For the last twelve years Bert worked in the gardening industry. He was a natural green thumb and often took on plants and flowers which had been neglected, and to the disbelief of his family and friends he was always able to nurture them back to life. He loved the outdoors, camping, boating, dirt biking, biking and fishing. Music was also a very large part of Bert’s life. Which was displayed through his sound systems and music collection, his stereo system could rival a kiss concert. He also loved his two companions; Buddy the snake and Ally the dog. It is comforting to know that Ally is still by his side. Our family has found solace in the fact that Bert’s last days where spent doing what he loved most; camping, fishing, boating and being with friends. A service will be held in Vernon, BC at the Vernon Christian Fellowship Church (4507 29 Street, Vernon, BC) at 1:00pm on Saturday June 1st, 2013.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Vernon Search and Rescue (9850 Aberdeen Road Coldstream, BC V1B2K9). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

Arrangements entrusted to


Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

Vernon Morning Star

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