Angus Donald McMillan

Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 10:48 AM

In loving memory of Angus Donald McMillan who passed away at his residence in Princess Court on June 5/2017 at the age of 95. Angus was the youngest of three boys born to Herb and Alvira McMillan who were early Dryden settlers. Angus grew up on the family farm in Barclay and later enlisted for service in the army during WW2 and served proudly in Italy and Holland. He spent all his working life after the war in the Dryden Mill Woodlands and was the last Captain to have operated the familiar tugs that used to haul wood down the lakes to the Mill.

In April 1960, Angus married the love of his life, Grace, who predeceased him in 2005. Together they raised three children from Grace's previous marriage and in 1962 were blessed with another son of their own and they made their home on the shores of Wabigoon Lake.

In his younger years, Angus was a very active hunter and fisherman who also enjoyed bowling, curling, lawn darts and shuffleboard. At the age of 75 he even tried driving a race car.

Angus was very involved in the local branch of the Legion and served in many capacities including president as well as serving as a councillor for the Township of Barclay.

He and Grace enjoyed camping for many years and also had the opportunity to spend 10 years wintering in Arizona.

Angus was predeceased by his parents, a sister at birth, brothers William and Art and loving wife Grace.

He is survived by sons Ian MacLeod (Sheila), Rory MacLeod (Christine), Cam McMillan (Lynn) and daughter Lois Croom (Jim), eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

As per Angus's wishes there will be no service and cremation has taken place. There will be a private interment at a later date.

If friends desire donations may be made to the Dryden Regional Health Centre Oncology Unit or Northern Cancer Research online or through Stevens Funeral Home, P.O. Box 412, Dryden, Ontario P8N 2Z1.  Condolences may be posted at www.stevensfuneralhomes.ca.