It is with sadness we announce the sudden passing of Angus Stuart MacGregor on Aug. 24, 2019, at the age of 81 in Kamloops, B.C.
Angus is survived by his son Graham MacGregor (Sheri Watson); grandchildren Sarah, Erin and Gavin; his long-time friend Sharon Rhodes; as well as his sister Harriett Dickie and family from Pincher Creek, Alta.
Angus was predeceased by his parents, Eldon and Mary MacGregor; longtime partner of 40 years, Elly Van Ramele and brother-in-law Ken Dickie.
Angus was born in Regina, Sask. and his teen years were spent in Calgary, Alta. After high school Angus moved to Edmonton where he attended the University of Alberta, playing football as a running back with the Golden Bears.
Following graduation, Angus worked for the Calgary Board of Education as an elementary school teacher for more than 30 years. An avid reader himself, Angus took great pride in teaching young minds to love reading and developed an extensive library of children’s books in his classroom. Angus appreciated the outdoors and his summers often included hiking or camping trips that brought him to B.C.
In fall of 2016, Angus moved to Kamloops to be closer to his son. In recent years, Angus enjoyed watching his son and grandkids at their sports; whether it was soccer, volleyball or late-night hockey, he was frequently there watching on the sidelines.
Angus will be remembered for his love of nature and sports (Go Montreal Canadiens!) as well as his amazing ability to retain information, whether it was related to politics, current events, or some small detail like the name of your childhood pet. He will be greatly missed.
A celebration of life will be held with family and friends in Calgary at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the organization Calgary Reads.