RAYMOND VERNON ANGERS
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Raymond, on Tuesday, February 12th at Carman Hospital. Born in Miami, MB, he was the son of the late Remie and Hannah (Boyd) Angers. He will be greatly missed by his family but he will be happy to be reunited with his beloved wife, Isobel (McKerlie), where as in life, he will be laid to rest with Mum at his right side.
During the Depression, Ray worked as a mechanic at Angers’ Garage and Transfer and when business was slow, he took it upon himself to gravel the main street in Miami by hand. He served with the RCAF during World War 2, after which time he and Isobel returned to Miami and he returned to work at the family garage. Following that, he operated a grain elevator for Federal Grain Co. When the company was sold, Ray and Isobel moved to Vancouver where they managed an apartment building for three years. Once again they returned to Miami where they spent many happy years in their retirement, moving to live in The Collingwood in 1997.
During his life, Ray actively participated in baseball, hockey, curling, hunting and fishing. When asked how hard it was to give up smoking, he always replied," Not nearly as hard as giving up hockey!" Those who knew Ray in his later years, will remember with a smile, that his greatest interest was in buying new cars.
Ray is survived by his son Pat (Marie), Neepawa, daughter Linda (Don) Parker, Middleton, NS, sister Velma Lawson, Miami, MB , sisters-in-law Edith McKerlie, New Market, ON, Jean Angers, Vancouver, BC, seven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 68 years, Isobel, son Gary, sisters Olive, Joyce, Fern, Ila and brother Ivan.
Cremation has taken place with arrangements entrusted to Doyles Funeral Home of Carman. A graveside service will be held at Miami Cemetery at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation .
The family would like to thank all those who helped make life easier for our Dad in his later years: Jim Woods, who did many odd jobs, Home Care Workers for meals and personal care, Deane McTavish for housekeeping, Gail Snider for delicious meals twice a week, Clint Lawson for bringing mail and all those who visited him.