Celerina Tolentino Castro
Celerina Tolentino Castro, age 85, passed away peacefully December 14, 2020 in Edmonton, Ab. Due to covid complications.
She was born on February 3, 1935 in Manila, Philippines to Laura Tolentino Castro and Tito Castro.
Celerina is survived by her three sisters Flordeliza, Alicia, and Elsie; her four children two sons Ramoncito, Romeo, and two daughters Riecel, and Cherica; her numerous nieces and nephews; her ten grandchildren; and three great grandchildren with one on the way. All of whom she loved and touched deeply.
Celerina liked to spread love to others. Even if you’ve done her wrong she was quick to forgive. Her life was a living example of a favorite Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32 — “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”
She loved life and was a hard worker who took pride in her work, and instilled the hard work on to her children.
Her kind heart, love for music, singing and dancing is what she’ll be most remembered for. She shared this love with her children and grandchildren often. She would never let up the chance to move her dancing feet on any given Sunday at the seniors association.
Celerina was a dedicated mother and mentor first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Grandma. She had a vivacious personality and always made people around her laugh. She made friends everywhere she went, and for this she will forever be remembered.
I cried when you passed away, I still cry today. Although I loved you dearly I couldn’t make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke my heart to prove to me he only takes the best. 🤍🕊
Rest In Peace mommy I will always remember you, thank you for loving me and teaching me how to love. ♥️
Celerina Tolentino Castro is an older sibling of mine. We fondly call her Cely. In our younger days Cely,together with our other sisters Flora, Norma and I used to work in only one company. We had those precious moments together going to work and coming home together. We parted ways when she together with two other sisters Alicia and Flora migrated to Canada. That was decades ago. She used to come to the Philippines every other year to visit me. I was waiting for her to come home this year, but COVID19 pandemic came. I will no longer be able to see her physically, but she remains in my heart, in the hearts of every family members here in the Philippines. We will miss you Cely, May you rest in peace. You will now bw with Mommy, Daddy and our other siblings there in paradise with the Lord. Our deepest sympathy to all her children- Jojo, Romeo, Riecel, and Cherry, and all the grand and great grand children. Tight hugs for you all.