Helma Sophia Angus

Helma Sophia Angus, 87, of 301-851 Colonization Rd. W., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2T3, passed away at La Verendrye Hospital on Friday, May 25, 2001.
Helma was born in Worthington Township, Ont., on Aug. 24, 1913, the third child of Charlie and Tillie Widgren. She was raised in Bergland by her aunt and uncle, Gunnar and Christine Pederson, as her mother passed away when Helma was an infant.
She was predeceased by her father in 1963.
Helma and Derward Angus were united in marriage on Sept. 7, 1934, and they were happily married for more than 66 years. Together they raised four children.
Helma is survived by her loving husband, Derward; daughter, Merle and husband, Alan Warner; and sons, Don and wife, Sharon, and Larry and wife, Bev. She also is survived by her sisters-in-law, Anna Mose, Evelyn Widgren, and Violet Angus; and special sister, Violet Wilson.
Surviving grandchildren are Kerry Rosenbarger, Brenda (Dan) Bock, Nancy Miller, Bradley Miller, Wayne (Cheryl) Angus, Lisa (Rob) Armstrong, Mark (Karen) Angus, John (Lisa) Angus, Rodney (Rhondelle) Angus, and Lara Gustafson; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Helma was predeceased by her daughter, Marion and husband, Bill Reese; brother, Telford Widgren; sister, Olive and husband, Frank Advent; son-in-law, Bill Miller; brothers-in-law, Ernest Mose, Rollie Hyre, and Leonard Angus; and most recently her sister-in-law, Helen Hyre.
Helma was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a marvelous cook and homemaker who enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. She loved to dance, and she and Derward attended the senior dance this winter at the train station.
She enjoyed playing cards, and many evenings were spent playing 500.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Frances. Pastor Brian Keffer will officiate, with interment in Riverview Cemetery.
Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, May 28, 2001.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Kerry Rosenbarger, Bradley Miller, Wayne Angus, Mark Angus, John Angus, and Rodney Angus.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 920 Frenette Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3N4, the Canadian Cancer Society, P.O. Box 444, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8, or the charity of your choice.
Thank you to Dr. Nugent and the staff at La Verendrye General Hospital for your care, support, help, and compassion during Helma’s illness.
Special thanks to Pastor Brian Keffer.
Mom, we will miss your loving smile, your caring ways, and your wonderful sense of humour.