Jr. Kings mourn loss of Christine Castro

Dear Jr. Kings Family,

Our hearts are with the Castro family - Rich, Ryan, Nick and Jesse - during this difficult time. Our dear friend and longtime Jr. Kings family member, Christine Castro, passed away earlier this week.   

We join all of you in remembering one of the bright lights within our club - a consummate volunteer, dedicated fundraiser, loyal cheerleader and, above all, compassionate friend to all.  

For those of you who knew Christine, you know how much she LOVED the game of hockey - that magnificent, thrilling, nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat kind of game we all know so well.  There was nothing better to her than heading over to the frigid, finger-numbing hockey rink on a beautiful weekend morning to watch on one of her boys passionately square off against one of their rivals. Total bliss.    

But what made Christine's love of hockey so unique was what she did after the final buzzer sounded and after the ceremony of handshakes were completed; she quietly and graciously went about ensuring players within our organization whose families were faced with trying times could play the game. Hockey had given so much to her boys and her family that, when faced with the choice of helping out another hockey family, she stepped right in. That was Christine.  

We will always cherish the time we were privileged to spend with Christine. She moved through the world with a profound grace and unshakeable calm that will live within her boys forever. 

As an organization, our hope is that, in the coming weeks, we continue to celebrate her wonderful spirit of service and kindness. It gives us great joy knowing Christine understood how much she impacted our club and how much we loved and supported her family.  She knew her boys were rooted in a community that would protect them and show them unwavering love, kindness and compassion. Such a blessing.

Christine's light will be sorely missed. Rest in peace our dear friend.