It is with great sadness that the family of Donald Wayne Angus announces his passing on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Don was born on Dec. 4, 1939 in La Vallee, Ont. and was raised in Burriss, Ont. He lived his entire life in the Rainy River District.
He married the love of his life, Sharon Avis, on July 8, 1961 and they were happily married for 57 years.
After high school, Don began his career at O&M paper mill. He continued working there in various positions and retired as Paper Mill Superintendent in 1997. Through the years, he met many great co-workers and developed lifelong friendships.
While working at the mill, he purchased and ran Birch Point Camp with Sharon and his parents for a number of years.
Living on the lake was a dream come true when Don and Sharon built a home on Rocky Inlet, where they lived for 26 years. After moving to town, they built a cabin on the north arm of Rainy Lake, spending wonderful times with their family and friends.
Upon retirement, Don and Sharon were lucky enough to enjoy 20 years of travelling to different destinations. They became “Winter Texans,” spending lots of time together and making lasting friendships.
Don is survived by his loving wife, Sharon; children, Wayne (Cheryl), Lisa (Rob) Armstrong, Mark (Jenny), and John (Lisa); grandchildren, Jeff (Rhianna), Jason, Joey, Justin, Alyssa, Amanda (Dan), Austin, and Tanner; and great-grandsons, Bentley and Nixon.
He also is survived by his sister, Merle Miller-Warner; in-laws, Linda and Len Hill, and Bev Angus; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Don was predeceased by his parents, Derward and Helma Angus; father- and mother-in-law, Sid Avis and wife, Virginia; step-father-in-law, John Reid; sister, Marion and husband, Bill Reese; brother, Larry; and brothers-in-law, Bill Miller, Alan Warner, and Ted Avis and wife, Connie.
Don was a good man. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, as well as a loyal, dedicated employee who was very well-respected by many. He will truly be missed.
A celebration of Don's life will be held at a later date.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of their choice c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
“You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.”