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Donald Castine, 91, of Champlain, passed away Monday, July 22, 2019, at home surrounded by his loved ones.
Donald spent his life putting his family first. He worked hard, even as a child, growing up on a large local dairy farm. He then went on to work as a conductor for the D&H Railroad, where he made life long friends.
Donald touched the lives of many with his good nature and love for life. He was the first to start the bantering around the dinner table and enjoyed every minute spent with his family. Donald raised three sons and one daughter, along with his beloved wife, Georgianna. He was often referred to as "Pep." The love for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren was limitless; there will forever be an empty space in our hearts.
Donald was predeceased by his beloved wife, Georgianna, and their son, Kevin. His parents, William and Belle (Chenevert); his brothers, Francis, Harold, Daniel, Stanley, Wendell and Wayne Castine; his sisters, Gloria (and Gerald) Hart and Donna Clark, brothers-in-law Lawrence (and Mary Bulriss) and Clifford Bulriss, sisters-in-law, Judy Bulriss, Emily Castine, Lillian Castine, Carol Castine, Linda Castine, and Beatrice Castine.
Survivors include his children, Kyle Castine and his wife Darcy, Karen Castine, and Kirk Castine; his daughter-in-law, Penny Castine; seven grandchildren, Brandon Castine and his wife Katrina, Kaley Gauthier and her husband Jeremy, Ashley Castine, Katie Allen, Jordan Castine, Dylan Castine and Dalton Castine; eight great-grandchildren, Cadence Castine, Nirvanah Welch, Kevin Castine, Ty Gauthier, Marley Gauthier, Ayden Welch, Grady Castine, and Brennan Gauthier; brothers, Gerald Castine and wife Lorraine, Kenneth Castine and wife Kaping, William Castine and wife Theresa, and John Castine and wife Jean; sisters-in-law, Joan Bulriss and Viola Castine.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, July 26th, from 10 a.m. until noon with funeral service immediately after at Ross Funeral Home, 2588 State Route 11, Mooers. The family would like family and friends to gather in celebration of Donald's life at the VFW in Champlain following the entombment at Whispering Maples Mausoleum.
The Castine family would like to thank Hospice of the North Country for their support and caring. We are forever grateful for the compassion and guidance given to our family during this difficult time and for helping us to fulfill our father's last wishes to be at home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to Hospice of the North Country.