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Born: Jun 14, 1913

Date of Passing: Jan 06, 2001

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JESSAMINE (JESS) ANGUS Jessamine (Jess) Angus, born June 14, 1913, died on January 6, 2001 at Riverview Health Centre 16 days after her beloved husband of 58 years, Byron, passed away. She is predeceased also by her parents, John and Christina Fraser, her sisters Mary Topham, Chris Schroeder, Margaret Favey, Anne Sandy, Kay Rolf, Louise Niermeier, and her brother Ken Fraser. Jess is survived by her son Terry, daughter-in-law Linda, and her beloved grandchildren, Tim (Ottawa) and Dan (Winnipeg). She is also survived by nieces and nephews in Ontario, British Columbia, and California. Jessie was born in Winnipeg, raised in Deer Lodge, and graduated from St. James Collegiate and Angus School of Commerce. She worked at the National Trust until the period of time that her husband Byron was in the Navy, at which time they were located in Victoria and Montreal. Jess and Byron returned to Winnipeg and became long time residents of Norwood where Jess enjoyed her love of music as a choir member of Norwood United Church for more than 20 years. Jess volunteered for the Canadian Red Cross for many years, bowled in the Coronation Bowling League, and devoted herself to supporting her family in every way she could. Jesses expertise as an outstanding cook was enjoyed by her family and friends alike and is a legacy she has passed on. Jessies family rented cottages for the summers at Victoria Beach when she was a child and she developed a love for Victoria Beach that lasted over 70 years, introducing Byron to cottage living, and in turn her son and her grandsons. Jess and Byron loved "living at the Lake" for five months of the year in their cottage and enjoyed many wonderful friendships at Victoria Beach over the years. Jesss long walks with her close friends were a particular joy to her. In the latter part of their lives Byron and Jess also enjoyed winter holidays in Palm Desert, and trips to Hawaii, The Caribbean, and Europe together. Their home for the last 14 years at Tuxedo Estates was again a great joy to them because of their many close friendships in that complex. Jess loved music, the arts, and sports and with her husband was a long-time subscriber to The Manitoba Theatre Centre, the Winnipeg Symphony, and a season ticket holder to the Winnipeg Blue Bomber games which she followed with a passion. Her love of sports lasted until the end of her life as she watched golf, football, and hockey ardently. After suffering a debilitating stroke three and a half years ago Jess gave all who knew and loved her a model of courage and a positive attitude that was truly remarkable. The family would like to acknowledge the many people who supported Jess through that time including the staffs at St. Boniface Hospital, Misericordia Hospital, the Home Care Organization, and Riverview Health Centre. A memorial service will be held at Thompson Funeral Chapels, 669 Broadway, at 3 p.m., Thursday January 11 in celebration of the life of Jess Angus. Flowers are gratefully declined in lieu of contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Canadian Cancer Society.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 09, 2001

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