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Date of Passing: Sep 26, 2022

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1945 - 2022 - A Life Well-Lived

Born in 1945 in Montreal to parents Byron and Jessie Angus - who, like many of their generation were stationed far from home during the war - Terry Angus grew up in the Norwood neighbourhood of Winnipeg.
After graduating from Nelson MacIntyre Collegiate in 1962, Terry attended United College for his pre-university year and then the University of Manitoba, where he graduated with Bachelor's degrees in Arts and Education and a Master of Arts in English, which focused on the work of Charles Dickens. It would be during his University years when he met his Linda, his wife and partner in life, with whom he would have two sons, Tim and Dan.
Terry had an abiding appreciation for literature and co-authored two of the "Canadians All" books, a series of biographies of notable Canadians used by students across the country. He also edited the "The Prairie Experience", an anthology showcasing the work of prairie authors. He served the Chair of the Board of the Prairie Theatre Exchange, which demonstrated both his engagement in the community and interest in the arts. Terry was a man who loved books, crossword puzzles, puns, jokes (especially his own) and lyrics (especially Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen). He had a wonderful sense of humour.
Terry worked as a teacher, principal, and administrator with the Fort Garry and later the Pembina Trails School Divisions for over 38 years. His teaching career began at Fort Richmond Collegiate. He went on to become the Principal of Pembina Crest Junior High, Dalhousie Elementary, and then Fort Richmond Collegiate from 1986 to 1996. He served as Assistant Superintendent for the Pembina Trails School Division until his retirement in 2005. As a teacher, Terry endeavoured to provide students with the best education possible and, as a Principal and Administrator, he strove to provide leadership in support of that end.
Terry was an accomplished athlete and later in life, an avid squash and tennis player and golfer. Early on, he played football for the Norwood Broncs, a team which won the Provincial juvenile championship in 1964, and he would go on to play in the "Little Grey Cup" in Montreal with that team. He also played a year of football for the Manitoba Bisons, prior to switching to basketball. He played both for the Bisons and for United College the year before it became the University of Winnipeg. Terry was also a 48-year member of the Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club, where he was a competitive player and served as the club's President. The most important games for Terry were those soccer, baseball and early morning hockey games he would drive his sons Tim and Dan to and later on, the activities of his grandchildren, Asha, Daevi and Rohan that he would watch from the sidelines with pride.
Early in life, he enjoyed playing sports and spending summers at Victoria Beach. During summers at Victoria Beach, he could be found playing tennis and he often played in the VB tournament. He (usually) played golf with sons Tim and Dan and old friends with grace and good humour. Above all, VB was a place where Terry would find peace away from work and the city in the company of friends and family.
Prior to, and particularly after retirement, Terry, along with Linda became avid travellers. Their travels took them from Australia and Bali in the Pacific, to the sights of India and Vietnam, to the Pyramids in Egypt and the sands of Tunisia, to South America and its wonders such as Machu Pichu. They visited Europe extensively, and in recent years, Spain and Portugal, had become had become favoured destinations.
In 2019, Terry and Linda, were fortunate enough to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in the company of friends and family. At that event, Terry's love for his wife Linda, and his family - and their love of him - was manifest as were the bonds of friendship that Terry had enjoyed over the course of a lifetime.
Terry Angus is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda, his sons, Tim (Heather), Dan (Nalini), and his grandchildren, Asha, Daevi, and Rohan. He will lovingly be remembered as a husband, father, grandfather, colleague and friend, whose life was well-lived.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club on 275 Stradbrook Avenue, Winnipeg, on November 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Publish Date: Oct 22, 2022


It is with profound regret and sorrow that we announce the passing of Terry Angus beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, who passed away peacefully at the age of 77 in the presence of love on September 26, 2022, after a brief battle with cancer.
Terry is survived by his wife of 53 years and partner in life, Linda, sons Tim (Heather) and Dan (Nalini), and grandchildren Asha, Daevi and Rohan, all of whom he cherished as a grandfather. He is predeceased by his parents Byron and Jessie Angus, both of whom were treasured parents and grandparents. A longer obituary and Celebration of Life will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society are appreciated.

Publish Date: Oct 1, 2022

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 01, 2022, Oct 22, 2022

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • I was saddened to hear Terry had passed away. Although I did not know him, memories of our time flooded back. I lost Tom on June 1st 2019 and I know your life changes. Love and wishing you well - Posted by: Joyce Denike (Friend) on: Nov 08, 2022

  • I have always remembered Terry Angus as an influential teacher from my high school days at Fort Richmond. He had a poster in the class that showed a photograph of Stephen Leacock with the caption, "I am a strong believer of luck: the harder I work, the more I seem to have of it." That has helped me through much of my life. - Posted by: Diana (Student from Ft.Richmond Coll. (grad 1974)) on: Oct 29, 2022

  • I first met Tim at Vic Beach when were young lads and then by extension got to know the Angus clan soon thereafter, spending time at each other's cabins and then hanging out in the city. I always enjoyed my time around Linda and Mr. Angus, (51 years on this earth and I never called him Terry), they were always very welcoming and fun to be around. During board game nights, Mr. Angus would offer advice and eventually work his way into the mix, and then find ways to explain to us how important Bob Dylan was (which we knew) and what the lyrics meant (which we didn't know). The Angus cabin was a highlight of my time at Vic Beach and Terry, "Mr. Angus", was a big part of that. Tim is one of my closest friends and the qualities that make him a great man came from his parents and especially his dad's wit, thespian quality for pondering and some athletic prowess. On that note, maybe Tim could try that putter out that didn't work so well for his dad. My love to the family, Mr. Angus will be missed and remembered, especially when I hear a song by Bob. - Posted by: Shaun Hampton (Family friend) on: Oct 26, 2022

  • I remember Mr. Angus at Fort Richmond Collegiate. Always had a smile on his face and very proud of the school and proud of his students. I am sad to hear of his passing - Posted by: Anna (Student) on: Oct 23, 2022

  • Terry was one of the finest human beings I have ever met! I had the privilege of working with him on the Fort Garry School Board, he as an administrator. Terry was revered by many. My sincere condolences to Linda, his sons and grandchildren. The world has lost a fabulous man. - Posted by: Kathy McKibbin (Friend/co-worker) on: Oct 22, 2022

  • What a great guy...what a special friend...what a terrible loss. You were such a close friend and we shared so many memories--from evenings in the pub back in the 60s to VB to golf to Sports Trivia to travel to so many Happy Hours, dinners and New Years Eves--the list goes on and on...I loved you and I can't tell you how much I will miss you. - Posted by: Phil Murray (Friend) on: Oct 10, 2022

  • So saddened to hear of Terry’s passing. We grew up together, went to school together and shared a lot of fun times together. A memorable trip to California for a month right after graduation. A wonderful friend who will be missed by us all but great memories will last forever. Cardo - Posted by: Richard Howden (Friend) on: Oct 03, 2022

  • The ‘old geezer’ golf and tennis at Victoria Beach will not be the same without my friend Terry. We had some great times while playing both sports poorly! [I remember giving him one of my many old non-performing putters and we both hoped it would improve his frustration with putting. It didn’t.] We both loved language and prided ourselves on throwing in an occasional $200-word to impress the other. He was a tough opponent! [We would joke: “Why say ‘frequent-traveller’....when we can throw in ‘peripatetic-traveller’?” Yes, it was childish........but fun! Wherever he is....the conversations will be good! Terry is missed! - Posted by: Allen Willoughby (Friend) on: Oct 03, 2022

  • Terry -- Teacher, Traveller, Humourist, Friend. Terry was our friend for more than 50 years, so we heard enough puns and wisecracks to last a lifetime, though his ended much too soon. We have so many happy memories of trips taken, stories shared and Dylan songs discussed. Thanks Terry for a life well lived. We see your light come shining From the West down to the East. - Posted by: Richard & Diana Whiting (Friends) on: Oct 02, 2022

  • Terry was a great friend to me (and many, many others). Terry and I played squash together weekly for 25+ years, went on annual golf trips for many years, and Lois and I travelled the world with he and Linda on numerous trips/cruises. He had numerous positive traits and I was lucky to have him as a friend. I will dearly miss him. - Posted by: Jack Stockton (friend) on: Oct 01, 2022

  • I knew Terry both from the squash club and as a golf buddy. Even putting at the Dome during the winter months was fun with Terry always seeming to have trouble on the first hole. He had many friends who will definitely miss his comments around the table. - Posted by: Robb Miles (Friend) on: Oct 01, 2022

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