Christine Holstein Castro was born on May 25, 1966 in Santa Monica, California. She was daughter to parents Richard Holstein Sr. (France) and Anina Holstein Mondelli (Canada). She grew up in Southern California and had attended California State Northridge, where she received her Master's degree in Business. She worked for Vinotemp International where she was the company Vice President. She is survived by her husband Rich Castro and she has three sons Ryan (17), Nicholas (15) and Jesse Castro (10) of Redondo Beach California. Christine passion was watching her sons play hockey, act and sing. She spent many hours taking her sons to practice and they were the key to her joy. She also enjoyed her friends, enjoyed walking on the strand and loved watching romantic comedies. She passed away from Breast Cancer. She, during her treatment, showed strength, grit and determination to live a quality life. She was a hero to many. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends. Her service is Saturday November 21st at 12 noon at St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers the family ask for donations to Uncle Kory foundation in association with the LA Jr. Kings youth hockey club.

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  1. I was very sad and sorry to hear that our beautiful loving Christine had crossed over to be with our Heavenly Father in heaven. Diana and I along with our spouses had the opportunity to meet with our cousine Christine,Ryan and Nick when they came to Montreal. I know that your hearts are heavy at this time and my hope and prayer for all of you is that each day that passes your hearts will feel lighter from the loss you are feeling,until one day only sweet memories remain to comfort you all. Our hearts go out to you and the family.

  2. To the Holstein Familly
    Our hearts go out to all of you. We will always remember the joyous memories that we were privileged to have in knowing Christine. Christine was a blessing to us. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless all of you in this time of sorrow

    Love Diana(nee Mondelli) Bob Demchuk and Familly

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