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May 5, 1926 - October 23, 2012
With great sadness we announce the passing of Ed Angus, our father, grandfather, husband and friend. Ed passed peacefully, surrounded by his family on October 23. The third oldest son of Scotty and Nancy Angus, Ed was born in Kitchener, Ontario May 5, 1926 and raised at Big Chute, Ontario on the Severn River. Growing up in the bush he learned many vital skills from his father Scotty, which would serve him well in his life as a prospector. Ed served in the Canadian Army from 1944-46, and in June 1946, set out from Big Chute on a lifelong adventure as a prospector. Convinced of making his fortune exploring for minerals, Ed travelled by foot, car, freight train, and barge to Yellowknife on Great Slave Lake, where he began his adventure searching for minerals. For the next six decades, Ed learned and practiced his trade, covering thousands of kilometres of bush, mountains, lakes and tundra, all across Canada. He was part of many of the great Canadian exploration camps, Yellowknife, Uranium City, the Highland Valley and many more. He loved the bush and being in the outdoors, but enjoyed the camaraderie of the working men around him even more. His positive, optimistic outlook endeared him to all whom he met along the way. He met and married his wife of 55 years, Dorothy, in Flin Flon, Manitoba in 1957. They had three sons, Trent, Scott and Craig, and in the early 60s Ed took a permanent job with McIntyre Porcupine Mines Ltd as a western field man. He moved his family to Crescent Beach B.C where he would settle and build strong roots in the community. After 25 years with McIntyre, Ed retired and served on the boards of many public companies, including as a founding director of Nevsun Resources Ltd., while continuing to stay active with his sons as an entrepreneur/ prospector. Ed's greatest accomplishment was as a family man. A devoted, husband, father, grandfather of eight, and great-grandfather, he had a huge heart overflowing with love and pride for all of his children and grandkids. He loved to watch his boys play hockey and lacrosse from tykes to college, and later his grandsons, who were very active in hockey, and other sports. All the Angus boys were happy when Ed was in the stands. His granddaughters introduced him to softball, figure skating and field hockey, which he attended often and enjoyed immensely. His presence in the crowd will be missed. Ed and Dorothy loved to travel and in his later years they travelled extensively, seeing Australia, China, Europe and South America. In addition Ed went on Safari in South Africa, travelled up the Amazon and crossed Australia by train. He loved the sights and adventure, but he loved the people he met even more. All who crossed his path, whether in the bush, the boardroom, at a hockey game or in his travels, admired Ed. He was an incredible man to be around and made those in his company feel good about themselves. He had plenty of stories to share and they were always entertaining. Ed would always see the good in people and focused on the positives in life. Ed was one of a kind, one of the last of a great generation of Canadian mining men, and all whom he loved will greatly miss his presence. He will be forever loved, admired and respected by all of his family members. Ed is survived by his wife Dorothy, sons Scott (Lori and daughter Emiko), Craig (Lorena and son Eddie, daughter Katarina) and grandkids Andy (Ashley, daughter Payton), Tyler, Tyson (Christina) and Amanda. The Angus family wishes to extend our deep appreciation and thanks to the many doctors, nurses and staff at Peace Arch and Royal Columbian Hospitals, for their compassionate care and dedication to Ed. A celebration of Ed's life will take place on Saturday, November 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Royal Canadian Legion, Crescent Branch 240, 2643 128th St., Surrey, B.C.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Oct. 30, 2012
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