March 8, 2022
Manfred Kastrau
Manfred Kastrau
It is with great sadness that the family of Manfred Kastrau announces his passing on Jan. 26, 2022, after a brief illness at the age of 91. Manfred will be lovingly remembered by his wife Ilse of 39 years, his sons Peter (Leslie), Eddie (Rob), and Martin, as well as his granddaughters Lindsay, Kyra and Sydney.

Manfred was born on Nov. 3, 1930, in Kelstern, Sask., and moved to Germany shortly thereafter. He spent his early adulthood studying his passion of horticulture throughout Europe. Upon returning to Canada in 1956, he humbly began building his lifelong joy of Kastrau Landscaping and Nurseries Ltd. and quickly became recognized as a devoted entrepreneur for his outstanding talents and passion for landscape and horticulture. His work was his hobby and even well into his ‘80s, Manfred could still outwork people half his age. He took immense pride and joy in working alongside his son Peter, who now carries on his legacy with the same passion and drive that he had.

Manfred was well known and respected in the community for his wealth of knowledge in trees and shrubs, not to mention his handcrafted kindling bundles.

He will be dearly missed by many extended family, close friends and all those who were fortunate enough to know him. He touched so many lives with his kindness and gentle heart.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Trinity Lutheran Church in his name.