December 14, 1956 ~ January 29, 2021

Born in: Toronto , Canada
Resided in: Torrance, California

Janine Maria Gostel passed away on January 29, 2021 at the young age of 64 due to her battle with cancer that lasted over three years. Janine was born in Toronto Canada on December 14, 1956 and moved with her family to Southern California early in her life. She graduated from North High School here in Torrance, worked for a while at TRW and later went on to get a degree in Occupational Therapy at Loyola Marymount University. Janine spent over 22 years helping patients in the South Bay at various care centers to help these patients overcome strokes, accidents and other tragedies.

During her life she met a man named Ronald Gostel whom she loved deeply, together they got married to start a family and had two children named Jason and Kevin whom were completely devoted to her.

Some of Janine’s hobbies included coloring, painting, sewing, playing guitar, gardening, watching science fiction movies and tv shows especially anything that had to do with time travel. Janine was especially proud of her Irish heritage and culture, for instance when she first saw Riverdance it inspired her to go on a mission within the house trying to recruit either child to take up learning how to do Irish step dancing although only Kevin took up that challenge. With Jason she absolutely loved yelling at the refs or other soccer teams on the sidelines at every AYSO soccer game. Janine always made sure to be at every game, recital or event that her children were in and was incredibly supportive of them.

Janine was a devout Catholic, loving mother and wife as well as a great friend to have. Janine will be missed immensely by everyone close to her. She was a kind, loving and selfless person. Now Janine is in heaven alongside her parents, brother, and other relatives watching over all of her family to help guide them as they try to live without her.

A private visitation is scheduled on February 9, 2021. There will be a live stream using Zoom for any family or friends unable to travel during these trying times.

The Zoom Streaming link below will be available from February 9 through March 7, 2021.

Janine Gostel Zoom Recording

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  1. candle 1Mom, I miss you more than anything and I can’t describe the how much it hurts that you’re not around. I love you always and forever.

    • Dear Jason and Kevin,

      I am so very sorry for the loss of you Mother.

      Please know that I always have you both in my thoughts. My heart is aching.

      Nathalie, Canada

  2. Janine, a cousin not in my everyday lfe for years, but always in my memories. Rest in peace, as you meet once again all those gone before us.

  3. candle 7“No one really passes as long as you hold their memory in your heart…”
    Janine was blessed to have you, her sons, by her side loving her, holding her, taking care of her…
    May she Rest In Peace

  4. candle 7To my wonderful friend, the world lost a shining star. You were the purest, most unselfish, kind friend anyone could know. I love and miss you always. I will have to have adventures without you but you will be along in my heart.🌸💕

  5. candle 7Janine graced our lives with her gentle ways and loving manner. Her ability to handle family, work, and friends with kindness and love will live on in our hearts. We each are forever graced by her kindness and love.

  6. Brian, Shelley and family here in Canada send off our Condolences to all of you at this difficult time. Remember as you reflect back on your memories of your Mom it will help her feel near to you.

  7. candle 7Throughout eternity, sweet and gentle Janine will remain light and love to all who have encountered her. Taken much too soon from us, our hearts are heavy as our lives encounter the loss of this sweet angel from God. When each of us reach that time of crossing over, I know without doubt that one of the beautiful beings that will be welcoming us will be this sweet bright vision of light that we knew as Janine.

  8. candle 4Janine, Thank you for the kindness you showed me at work. You were one of the sweetest people I have ever met.

    To Janine’s family, I pray that your family may heal and I pray God provide you with peace knowing that Janine is watching over you and will forever be in your hearts.

    May you rest in peace.

  9. Linda and John Spence and family from Canada, sending sympathy to the family at this difficult time! Cherish all the precious memories you have of your Mom!

  10. candle 2She was a wonderful lady and always kind to me and my brother growing up as kids being good friends with the family. We will miss her!

    • Thank you for the many kindnesses to our family over the years. Our condolences to Jason, Kevin and all your family.

      Roger and Madoka

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