Forrest "Sonny" G. Angwin Sr., 83, of Pittsburg passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013.
Born in Concord, October 29, 1929, he was the son of William Angwin and Dorothy Plumber Angwin.
He resided in Concord before moving to Pittsburg in 1971.
A graduate of Concord High School, Sonny was a manager at Britts of Concord before pursuing his dream and purchasing a lot of unblemished land in the North Country where he and his wife opened Camp Driftwood with eight cottages on Back Lake. For decades they catered to fishermen and fisherwomen, snowmobilers and everyday folks who had an appreciation for a day of trout fishing in a pristine lake. Visitors would return to the boathouse to find Sonny waiting there to help them tie off the old wooden boat and make a plaque of their big catch to hang on the boathouse wall of fame. Long to think and slow to speak, Sonny was a true gentleman who exemplified the words of Atticus Finch in "To Kill A Mockingbird": "If you just learn a single trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. . . . Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it." Sonny never had an unkind word about a person because he truly saw the world from their point of view with an infinite depth of empathy.
Sonny is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joan Angwin; two sons, Richard Angwin and his wife, Kathy, and Forrest "Bud" Angwin II; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren as well as cousins, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 13, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with a funeral service directly following at Waters Funeral Home, 50 S. Main St., Concord. Burial will follow at Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord.