Costello, Daniel Joseph (1878-1971)

Daniel Joseph Costello was a realtor, an insurance agent, and later a lino-type operator. He lived at 1822 Comox Street in 1920.

Daniel was born on May 22, 1878, in Peterborough, Ontario. His father was Daniel Costello; his mother was Elizabeth Young.

He arrived in Vancouver about 1910. On June 17, 1914, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he married Florence Olive Brooks. She was born in Winnipeg on November 11, 1889 (although the 1901 Canada census gave her birth date as November 28, 1891). Her father was John Adam Brooks (1836-1929); her mother was Ann Carroll (1849-1934).

Daniel was still living in Vancouver when he died on October 26 1971. He was buried in Ocean View Cemetery in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Florence died in St. Hilaire, Quebec in 1974 and is buried in the Cimetiere de Saint Hilaire.

Daniel and Florence had three children.

 

John Brooks Costello

John was born on July 18, 1916, probably in Vancouver.

He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in 1939. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1941, and was ordained in 1954. He became chaplain to Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Washington. He died on May 11, 1969, in Spokane.

 

Joan Costello

Joan was born in Vancouver on May 7, 1920.

Joan obtained a Bachelor of Arts in social work from the University of British Columbia in 1943, and a master’s degree from the University of McGill.

In 1946, she married Gordon Calderhead, who was a professional engineer. They moved to Nobel, Ontario, and in 1955 they went to Québec. Gordon worked for CIL and SNC-Lavalin.

Gordon and Joan returned to British Columbia in 1985.

Gordon died on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, on August 2, 2004.

Joan died in Vancouver on April 16, 2015.

 

Donal Joseph Costello

Donal (spelled without a final “d”) was born in Vancouver on October 18, 1933.

He did not marry. He was a student at the University of British Columbia, when he died in Vancouver on December 28, 1960.

 

Sources

Daniel Joseph Costello

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMQC-D2K : accessed 10 Nov 2013), Daniel Costello, 1878.

Manitoba Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1914-103225, Daniel Joseph Costello and Florence Olive Brooks, June 17, 1914, Winnipeg.

1921 Canada Census, Daniel J. Costello [indexed as David J. Costello]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLT7-HB7 : accessed 10 Nov 2013), Daniel Joseph Costello, 1971.

Daniel Joseph Costello, death notice, Vancouver Sun, October 28, 1971, page 59; Vancouver Province, October 28, 1971, page 38: “Costello – On October 26, 1971, Daniel Joseph Costello, aged 93 years, of 5951 Balsam Street, Vancouver. Survived by his wife, Florence; 1 daughter, Mrs. Gordon (Joan) Calderhead, St. Hilaire, Quebec; 8 grandchildren. Predeceased by 2 sons, Rev. John Brooks Costello, S.J., and Donal Joseph Costello. Prayers Thursday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m. in St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 5457 Trafalgar, where Requiem Mass will be celebrated Friday, 12:30 p.m., Rev. J. O’Brien celebrant. Interment Ocean View, Kearney Funeral Counsellors, 1096 West Broadway.”

 

Florence Olive Brooks

“Canada Census, 1851,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWRQ-9S3 : accessed 10 Nov 2013), John Brooks, Hemmingford, Beauharnois County, Canada East (Quebec), Canada.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGD-R65 : accessed 10 Nov 2013), John Adam Brooks, 1929.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLY6-WXC : accessed 10 Nov 2013), John Adam Brooks in entry for Mary Elizabeth Cantwell, 1968. (sister of Florence Olive Brooks)

Manitoba Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1889-001097, Florence Olive Brooks, born Winnipeg, November 11, 1889, Mother: Annie Carroll.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHK9-KWF : 13 November 2014), Flarenico D Brooks in household of John A Brooks, B, Winnipeg (city/cité), Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=66380&highlight=26&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Florence+Brooks.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-F6W7 : 2 March 2015), Florence E Brooks in entry for John A Brooks, 1911; citing Census, Winnipeg Sub-Districts 1-29, Manitoba, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,671; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=33575&highlight=30&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Florence+E+Broo%3F

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X22C-X31 : accessed 10 Nov 2013), Florence Costello, 1915.

1921 Canada Census, Florence Costello in household of Daniel J. Costello [indexed as David J. Costello]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Florence Costello died in St. Hilaire, Quebec in 1974 and is buried in the “Cimetiere de Saint Hilaire” / St. Hilaire Cemetery: http://www.renaud-dit-deslauriers.com/showmap.php?cemeteryID=203&tree=monarbre [information from Vince Calderhead].

 

John Brooks Costello

1921 Canada Census, John B. Costello in household of Daniel J. Costello [indexed as David J. Costello]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Washington State Death Records – Costello – John – B. Spokane County; death date: May 11, 1969; Reference Number: FBDD9A25-B05C-1943-8617-7B263A54E04B; Source: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/68A8EA8002A107EDCEA29F78C6ABE897.

John Brooks Costello, death notice, Spokane Daily Chronicle – May 12, 1969, page 16, column 2: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=X5NYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=JfgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7593%2C3378461: “Costello, S.J.  Rev. John B. – Passed away at a local hospital May 11, a resident of Gonzaga Universty. Survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Costello, Vancouver, BC. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Hennessey Funeral Home. N2203 Division S1.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKC-Z9T1 : 13 December 2015), Brooks J. Costello, 1969; Burial, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States of America, Jesuit Cemetery of the Oregon Province; citing record ID 34627056, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=34627056.

UBC Alumni Chronicle, volume 23, no 3, autumn 1969, page 34, Deaths, “Rev. Father John Brooks Costello, BCom’39, May 11, 1969 in Spokane, Washington. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1941 and was ordained in 1954. After teaching for several years he was appointed chaplain to Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. He is survived by his parents and sister, Mrs. Gordon Calderhead, BA’43 (Joan Costello).”

 

Joan Costello

1921 Canada Census, Joan Costello in household of Daniel J. Costello [indexed as David J. Costello]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Gordon Calderhead, death notice, Montreal Gazette, August 14, 2004; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montrealgazette/obituary.aspx?n=gordon-calderhead&pid=157257421: “Calderhead, Gordon Arthur. Eighty-two. Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Gordon passed away suddenly on August 2, 2004. For the past twenty years Gordon lived on Salt Spring Island with his loving spouse, Joan Calderhead. They had been married fifty-seven years and had eight children. Gordon worked as a professional engineer his entire career after graduating from the University of British Columbia in 1945. He met Joan at UBC. Most of his working life was in the Montreal area, first at CIL and later at SNC-Lavalin. Though he retired to the west coast, Montreal remained dear to his heart because of its distinctive culture and especially the people. He was very active in his community; whether it was political activities, official community committees or morning golf games with the Fickle Fingers. Gordon was committed to community and believed in a strong Canada. He is sadly remembered by his children: Peter, Elizabeth, Paul, Vincent, Veronica, Stephen, Daniel, Joan and his thirteen grandchildren.”

Joan Calderhead, death notice, Gulf Island Driftwood, May 6, 2015; http://gulfislandsdriftwood.com/obituaries/calderhead-joan/#.V61JSfkrLIV. [Includes photograph of Joan Calderhead.]

Joan Calderhead; May 7, 1920 – April 16, 2015:

“Joan Calderhead (nee Costello) died in Vancouver on April 16, 2015, aged 94. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon and daughter Veronica, and survived by 7 children, Peter (Pam), Elizabeth (John), Paul (Meiling), Vincent (Claire), Stephen (Joyce), Dan (Jocelyn), and Joan (Peter), and 15 grandchildren. She began life on May 7, 1920, in Vancouver and was raised during periods of prosperity, the Great Depression and war. The latter two shaped her values, resulting in a strong sense of compassion; “They’re a person, darn it!” she’d remind her children if she overheard them make a demeaning comment. Joan obtained a social work degree at UBC and a master’s from McGill. Joan embraced people from all walks of life, took an interest in their lives, and had the ability to make them feel welcome. She loved nature and other cultures.

After her marriage to Gordon in 1946, the young couple left BC for secure employment in Nobel, Ontario. From there, Joan and Gordon relocated to Québec in the winter of 1955 and found themselves in the midst of Duplessis’ Québec. These two young, anglophone professionals experienced a kind of culture shock as they immersed themselves in pre-Quiet Revolution Québec, a place where schooling, lifestyle and even the Catholic Church itself bore little resemblance to Joan’s home parish of St. Augustine’s in Kitsilano. But thrive they did. Joan bore 5 more children, all of whom attended some level of French language education. When Joan and Gordon left Mont St. Hilaire in the fall of 1985 to return to BC, it was with extremely heavy hearts. Joan simply loved Québec.

Joan and Gordon retired to Salt Spring Island, BC, where they made many new friends, while maintaining warm ties with old ones from Québec. Joan and Gordon’s children and grandchildren were frequent visitors who grew to share their love of the Island. In Ganges, Joan regularly volunteered as a driver and also did hospice work. She continued to rise early, often being one of the first through the door at Thrifty’s to get provisions for the day.

Later in life, Joan returned to her roots in Vancouver, where, at the very end, she found herself as a neighbour of her older cousin, Carmelita O’Hagan.

Joan’s enduring gift to this world is her children, who manage, in their own ways, to carry on the values of caring for those in need, enjoying nature, and throwing a good party. When her kids, regardless of their age, sought her advice on questions, both mundane and profound, they’d often receive a reply which, while learned at UBC, felt liberating coming from Joan: ‘Tuum est’ (‘It’s up to you’).

There will be a memorial celebration of Joan’s life on Saturday, July 11, at 5 pm at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church on Salt Spring Island, BC.”

 

Donal Joseph Costello

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRY-JPY : accessed 10 Nov 2013), Donal [sic] Joseph Costello, 1960.

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