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Dolly's Calgary/ Philippines Story

Maria Dolores Punsalan Castillo or Dolly for short is a Filipina -Canadian of 43 years. She landed in Toronto from the Philippines in 1976 and lived there for 4 years. Calgary is her home for the last 39 years.

Her professional life spans being a college English teacher and librarian in her birth country. She worked at York and University of Toronto as a library assistant. In Calgary she worked with several oil and gas companies as a senior information management analyst. 

She’s now a retiree for the last 9 years. Widowed 7 years ago with her sole daughter Rhea Marie, life is still full and fulfilling with volunteer work : church, family, community associations, and school. Dolly is a redefined retiree being more attuned and flexible to the signs of the modern times. Sharing and mentoring, both formal and informal, are her mantra and lifelong goals. 


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