Betsy's Christmas tree. Photo: Betsy Kline

Personalized messages to Castlegar seniors from the community

Christmas wishes from the community to local seniors

Merry Christmas Tom. Thinking of you during this holiday season and remembering past Christmas’s together. The Oglows and Deans family. Boys in the living room and girls in the kitchen, dads having naps and moms cooking. Good times. Heather and Liz

Anne Pereversoff — May the wonderful memories of the season bring you joy and delight for Christmas 2020. FromCorinne Postnikoff

Aging and Awesome. Who said that growing old means slowing down? Certainly not the remarkable golden-agers living at Castle Wood. You are an incredible group of seniors. Thanks for letting us work in your home. We’re all in this together. Let’s Stay Safe. Merry Christmas!! From the Management and Staff of Castle Wood Village.

Oh dad I miss you! The mountains are beautiful and covered with snow. This season has now turned cold. But these thoughts of you once again make this heart glow. Christmas is here and I wish you everything joyful and grande! I love you! Stay well! Sending hugs, Loretta

Merry Christmas to Ed and Lillian Goosen, Ron and Roseann McIntyre and Marilyn Gordon. We are missing you. God bless, Your Castlegar Baptist Church family.

Merry Christmas to you! From Beau & Lily

(Ages 3 1/2 and 2)

We would like all the seniors at Stellar Place to know that we are thinking of you and recognizing all you are doing to keep yourselves and all your neighbours safe during this pandemic time. Christmas will be different for all of us. Know that you are valued and we appreciate you.

Tom Oglow — Merry, Merry Xmas, dear Tommy! We all wish you well and we’re sure hoping for a better year next year for all of us! Please know we love you and are sending BIG HUGS to you!Love, Kris & Larry & Bella Stanbra

Dearest Dad — We are very thankful and proud to have you as our Hero. You are one of the biggest reasons our hearts are so full this Christmas! Merry Christmas Dad, Grampa, Great grampa. We Love You xoxoxo Sending Hugs & Prayers your way. Kaye Cam Kids & grandkids

“Merry Christmas to everyone at Talarico! I want to send an extra special Merry Christmas wish to my dad, Ron Johnson. We all miss seeing you in person, very much! Love and hugs to you, Dad! Love, Andrea & Jamie

Dear Tom, Under different circumstances I would be saying this in person but I sincerely wish you have a wonderful Christmas. Sorry I can’t be there to give you a hug … We are hoping that before too long we can all get together and share some happy moments. Sending you lots of Love! Cousin John

To the residents of Castleview Care Centre and Talarico Place, Merry Christmas. We are looking forward to the day we can meet with you again. Your friends at Castlegar Baptist Church.

Merry Christmas Bill! I hope you’re getting lots of card games in. I miss playing 21 with you. I hope you have a great Christmas! From your Twin Rivers buddy – Marcus.

The Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ Union of Youth Council extends warm Christmas greetings to the elders in our community. We are thinking about you and sending loving prayers that you experience well-being now and in the New Year. Peace on Earth and Love to All. Merry Christmas! With loving gratitude.

My Brother Tom — Sending you all our love and thoughts while you work so hard to recover. Miss you and can’t wait to hug you. Be strong and Merry Christmas. 2021 can’t come fast enough. Love Ken, Connie and family

Ron Johnson — Merry Christmas, Grandpa! We’re sending you a big hug, and we hope you have a great holiday season. We will be there to see you as soon as we’re able to. In the meantime, keep smiling! Love you so much! Taylor, Adam, Mozzie, Gizmo, and Bane.

Tom Oglow — Wishing you a Merry Christmas! Hugs from Alberta! Sammie & Cheryl

Ron Johnson — Your family misses you and loves you, especially this time of year when we would normally be together. Merry Christmas Dad from Ward, Melissa, Vann, and Leon

Mary Arishenkoff — A Very Merry Christmas to our loving mother. Her Love and Generosity throughout our lives are remembered by all. Our hearts are filled with her Love and Kindness and many memories of Happiness.

We would like to thank all the Talarico Staff for their loving care and thoughtfulness they extend to our mother. May you all have a Very Merry Christmas. Stay Safe and Take Care. Dan and Elena Arishenkoff and Family

Dear Tom — Wishing you wonderful Christmas in this strange year of 2020, know that you are loved and blessed. Praying for you Tom for strength and better health to be back home with your love ones soon. Hugs, from Jovanka in Jakarta

Victor Heaton — Poppa, From our bubble to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas. We know that 2020 has been difficult but we know sometime in 2021 will be full of hugs, room visits and adventures. Love Sue, Curt, Jordan and Sydney

All seniors —We wish you a very happy Christmas and holiday season. We know that this past year has been very difficult for you, and we pray that the coming year brings more certain times for your family. Sending all our love and good wishes for better days ahead! Councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff and family

Grandpa Goldie Sam — We love you and are thinking of you always! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year! Love Sam, Sonia, Sophie, Josh, Remington, Tyler, Hannah, Troy, Ossie, Jacob & Alisha

Dearest Seniors – each and every one of you. Please know we (loved ones, community connections) are thinking of you. Don’t worry about who you think is busy – call them anyway. They will be glad you did. With love and good health for 2021. The IRIS Crew.

Merry Christmas Greetings dearest — At this time of year we are filled with joy, love and thankfulness. Our family extends the best of the season to you. Although times are difficult this year, know that the Christmas Spirit is always the best gift to give and receive. May your Christmas Spirit be overflowing. Tom McLachlan

Joan Marks — our beloved keyboard player for the BC Old Time Fiddlers, West Kootenay. We would have loved to have visited you, Joan, as you spend this Christmas in your new home at Castlewood. We are all wishing you a lovely and healthy holiday season. And we will play a tune or two for you! Love, hugs and cheers!

Since the Seniors Centre shut down in March 2019 it has been a very different year for our seniors. All the missed activities and opportunities to socialize are something we all look forward to when it is safe to reopen. Until then: Be Kind, Be Calm, Stay Safe!! Have a Healthy Happy New Year. Mac Gregory, President, Castlegar Seniors

Mom — This year has been hard without you. Your grandson has only met you once before the pandemic, he is almost walking now. We miss you soo much. I know your condition doesn’t allow you to recall my face anymore but I want you to know, you are loved and thought about daily. Until we meet again. Your Son, Jake Kazakoff

Grandma Verna — We love you and are thinking of you always! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year! Love Sam, Sonia, Sophie, Josh, Remington, Tyler, Hannah, Troy, Ossie, Jacob & Alisha