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ANGUS, J. T. Ian

December 21, 1931 – Biggar, Saskatchewan
May 15, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Ian passed away peacefully at Dulcina Hospice on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the age of 86 years.

Ian was born on December 21, 1931 to John and Georgina Angus. He met his beloved Muriel in Winnipeg and they married on September 19, 1953. Ian was a professional Geophysicist who worked for Mobil Oil for thirty-one years. Ian loved music; both listening and participating by playing his clarinet in concert bands and smaller wind ensembles, as well as singing in choirs. In Calgary he played in several bands over the years but finished as a member of the Cappy Smart Band with the Calgary Fire Department. Mom and Dad wintered in El Mirage AZ for seventeen years enjoying golfing and many friends there. While there, he played in the Sun City Concert Band as well as directing the Community Church Choir. They enjoyed golfing, camping, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

Ian volunteered on many boards and committees, often serving as chair. He was a Calgary Stampede volunteer for many years as part of the Stampede Show Band Committee and the Calgary Stampede Band Coordinating Committee. Ian earned the honour of lifetime membership as a Stampede volunteer for his many years of service. He was also a member of several professional associations, publishing papers in his areas of expertise.

Dad was a loving and devoted husband, loving father and an attentive grandfather. Dad experienced many health challenges throughout his life, and he and Mom faced each one with determination, positive expectations and perseverance. They made whatever changes were needed to move forward in their “new normal”.

“Live one day at a time and make the most of each day!!”

A special thank you to Dr. Sharma and the staff of Dulcina Hospice for their excellent and compassionate care of Dad over the past five and a half months. Prior to Dad entering hospice we are grateful for the care he received through Palliative Home Care and the staff at The Manor at Rocky Ridge.

Ian is survived by his three daughters and sons-in-law, Heather and Doug Roberts, Cathy and John MacKinnon and Allyson and Dan Link; his eight grandchildren Erin, Lindie and Shannon Roberts, Laura, Lesley, and Leanne MacKinnon, Ryan and Megan Link; and their significant others. He is also survived by his sister Sheila (Frank Breisch) Kirkland as well as several nieces and nephews, and other extended family in Canada and abroad.

Ian was predeceased in 2014 by his beloved wife, Muriel, of sixty years.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Giles Presbyterian Church (1102 – 23rd Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Condolences may be forwarded through Donations in memory of Ian can be made to Dulcina Hospice by calling 587-230-5500 or to the Alberta Health Trust designated to Palliative Home Care Calgary.

In living memory of Ian Angus, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Bruce and Nanci Marshall

    We had the special privilege of being “adopted” by our dear “Father” and “Mother” Angus into their family when we moved from Nova Scotia in 1978. They included us in many family functions and were “there” for us through all the ups and downs of our lives over a period of almost 40 years. This is truly the end of an era for us, as we are back home in Nova Scotia, yet so much of who we are was instilled in us by Father and Mother. May they now rest in peace, together again, where they are meant to be. With love, Bruce and Nanci Marshall

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  2. Ian and Muriel were dear friends we met in Arizona. Joe and Ian played in the Sun City Concert Band for many years. The Angus’ introduced us to Calgary and their family and friends. We made several trips to Canada in the summer to enjoy wonderful friends, delightful weather, and fun activities. Ian and Joe are now making beautiful music in heaven.
    Fondly, Cathy Lynch

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  3. Corinne and Alan

    So sorry for your loss .

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  4. We are sad to hear of Ian’s passing. We have been missing his welcoming smile at church for some time now. We hope all the great memories will keep you strong. Certainly, the legacy of music is a important one for your family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We are sorry we could not be with you last Wednesday, as we are in Ontario.
    John and Joan McLean

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  5. Charles Jeffrey

    My mother and father reside at The Manor at Rocky Ridge, where Ian was also a resident. I met and chatted briefly with Ian on a number of occasions and enjoyed these chats very much. A lovely man. I’m sure his family will miss him dearly.

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