Angus Patrick MACDONALD

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MACDONALD, Angus Patrick - May 4, 1922 - December 4, 2012 At Sunnybrook Veterans Centre, L-Wing, resolutely in God's care, Angus entered into eternal rest on the 12th anniversary of the passing of his beloved granddaughter Michele. He leaves his loving war bride and best friend of 66 years, Maureen (nee Darby) and his devoted children Sheelagh, Frank, Jennifer, Angus, thelma, Ross and Amanda, to cherish fond memories of his life of service and commitment to family, community and country. Angus was a special father-in- law to Bill, Jim and John. His surviving grandchildren (Frank Jr., Robbin, David, Douglas, Alexandra, Grant, Aidan, Colette, Brianna, Alec and Sarah Grace), 18 great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews were a source of boundless joy; he will inspire them always. Born in Morvan, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia, he was the proud son of Mary Elizabeth and Alexander MACDonald. He was predeceased by his dear brothers and sisters: Marie, Helen, Simon, Tom, Kay, Eileen, Douglas, Francis, Grant, John and Alice. He is survived by brother George and sister Anne, by his sisters-in-law Betty (Frank), Mary and Mary and brother-in-law Ivor. Angus enlisted with the Pictou Highlanders as a young man and later served in The First Canadian, 3rd Battalion, R.C.O.C.; he was a D-Day survivor and member of the Canadian Liberation Forces in Holland and a life member of The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 375. He was a former British Legion member, Pulborough District, West Sussex. Angus was blessed with wonderful friends across Canada, England, The Netherlands and New Zealand. A proud railway man, Angus worked for British Railways and CNR; he served as president of the CBRT & GW Local in Concord, ON. In his retirement, he spoke to school children on the beauty of peace and of the treasured gifts of family, friendship and the garden. Visitation will be held at Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, on Friday, December 7th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, on Saturday, December 8th at 11:00 a.m. Heartfelt thanks are extended to all the Sunnybrook Centre's staff who cared for Angus at the Dorothy Macham Residence and LSSW. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to The Salvation Army, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (specify Veterans' Long Term Residence) or the Alzheimer Society of York Region, all of which supported Angus during challenging times in his life.

Published in the Toronto Star from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2012
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