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ANGUS, William Roger

February 8, 1920 – March 9, 2013

Roger, beloved husband of the late Donna Gladys Angus (nee Gillies) of Calgary, AB, passed away on March 9, 2013 at the age of 93 years.

Roger was born in Saskatchewan and raised along the CNR line in Smithers, B.C., Jasper and Edson, Alberta, Roger graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc in electrical engineering after serving in the armed forces during WWII. He married Donna Gillies in 1945.

Roger and Donna came to Calgary in 1956 and were active members of the Northminster United Church. He was a successful and innovative geophysicist, retiring to Windermere, BC and, later, returning to Calgary for successful cancer surgery.

He will be fondly remembered as a great brother, father and grandfather.

Roger is survived by his sons; Donald (Patricia Carruthers) and Bill (Paula); daughter Keltie Steenbergen (Bernie); four grandchildren, Tiffany Saxton (Rick Johnson), Anthony and Christopher Steenbergen, and Meredith Angus; and three great grandchildren. Roger also leaves his brother Bruce (Marg) and his sister Grace Hay-Roe (Hugh).

Roger was predeceased by his wife Donna; his son Craig; and his sisters Betty and Olive.

A memorial service will be held at Northminster United Church (3311 Centre Street N.W.) on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through The family wishes to thank the staff of 2 East at the Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre and Foster’s Way at the Chinook Care Centre for their compassionate care. In honour of Roger’s generous nature, donations to the charity of your choice will be appreciated.

In living memory of Roger Angus, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Keltie, Don and Bill, I’m really sorry to hear of our loss of your Dad and my Uncle Roger. I have so many great memories of our summer stays with your family and Uncle Roger’s dry sense of humour. I can’t help but think of Uncle Roger and Auntie Donna together. I know my Dad will miss him and their conversations. My best to your family as you guys get through this.
    Take care, Darren

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  2. Shona MacRitchie

    Thinking of you all at this time. Uncle Roger was a favorite of mine. I will remember him for his kindness and his ability to tell a joke! He never seemed to want to be the center of attention – but in the end he was, as he had the ability to keep you laughing. I will always be grateful that he agreed to do the speech to the bride at my wedding. Such a loss, he will be very missed. Thankfully we have wonderful memories.

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  3. My thoughts are with your family at this time. It was a pleasure to meet and get to know Mr. Angus while he was at the Fanning Centre. We have fond memories of him as a fine gentleman, with a good sense of humour.

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  4. don and Ruth Parr

    We have heard from our Calgary friends that your father has died. Through the years he has remained one of our favourite friends. We will always smile when we think of him. We consider ourselves privileged to have worked closely with both Roger and Donna in our Northminster days. We had lunch with him the last time we were in Calgary. He spoke of Donna as being away. Now they are together. We cheered him in his business ventures and wept with them when Craig died. We will miss them both. They added much to our lives. Cherish your memories.
    Don and Ruth

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