elevated 3HjP9 José L. Castañeda, age 74, of Toronto, passed away on Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 at home surrounded by family.

elevated 3HjP9 José (Joe) “Noning” was born in Iloilo City, Philippines as the only child to Ma. Orofa and José T. Castañeda. He completed his MBA at Ateneo University, however, it was his proud years at Colegio de San Juan de Letran where he gained lifelong friendships.

elevated 3HjP9 In his early twenties he met Ma. Teresa Fineza and only after seeing her for the first time, knew he would make a life with her. With their first born, they moved to Canada in 1971, where they continued to grow their family. Being a kind, loving father and husband was of the utmost importance to Joe. His friends and extended family have been blessed to experience his infectious smile and tender-hearted nature that stemmed from the devoted practice of his faith.

elevated 3HjP9 He is survived by his wife Teresa “Tessie”, and children Camilla Ruth “Apples” (Jeff Brown), Margarita Anne “Marggey” (Martin Dolgener), Teresa Rose “Trayce” (Robert Stewart), Josemari John “Joey”, and his grandchildren Kiefer David Jose, Aaven Seraph, Addyson Teresa Ruthann, Ryker Nelson Felino, and Tomasa Joe. 

elevated 3HjP9 A private service will be held on Thursday May 27th, 2021 at 1:30pm ET. Friends and family are welcome to join the live stream to celebrate Joe’s life with the Castañedas. For those who wish to view this service, please click the link below. Online viewers, please be advised that the link will only go live 10 minutes prior to the service time. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Sick Kids Foundation

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Lift Up Our Hearts

To you Saint Martin de Porres
we prayerfully lift up our hearts
filled with serene confidence and devotion.
Mindful of your unbounded
and helpful charity to all levels of society
and also of your meekness and humility of heart,
we offer our petitions to you.

Pour out upon our families
the precious gifts of your solicitous and generous intercession;
show to the people of every race and every colour
the paths of unity and of justice;
implore from our Father in heaven the coming of His kingdom,
so that through mutual benevolence in God
men may increase the fruits of grace
and merit the rewards of eternal life.


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