KRUG, ANGUS JOHN
November 28, 1933 – December 30, 2011
Angus left us peacefully from home, surrounded by his family after a long battle with prostate cancer. He is predeceased by his parents Jack Krug and Mary Ann Campbell Krug, brother Malcolm, sister Joyce, nephew Chuck and best friend “Welder Bob” Rentz, his Friday night cribbage partner.
Angus was born in Stewart B.C. and grew up on the Queen Charlotte Islands and in Prince Rupert. After completing vocational school in Nanaimo, he settled in Campbell River in 1952. By 1963 he had opened West Isle Diesel Ltd. and was one of Campbell River’s first Cummins representatives. He was a one-man operation repairing Cummins engines in the trucking, fishing and logging industries, often flying into remote locations on Vancouver Island, the mid coast and the Queen Charlotte Islands. He was a superb mechanic, referred to by many of his customers as “the Doctor” or “Angus McCummins”.
Angus built the home on Northmore Road where he and his wife Shirl (Ferris) raised six daughters and quite often had an ‘extra daughter’ or two around for good measure.
Fishing was Angus’ passion. He was an excellent sports fisherman and loved to stock his freezer with his catches made either from off the beach or from a boat. He enjoyed hosting many a family barbeque supplying beautiful salmon and prawns.
Angus is survived by Shirl, their daughters, #1 Judy Polysou (Nick), #2 Patricia Krug (John), #3 Joanne Mills (Gordon Jaques), #4 Linda Krug, #5 Leslie Krug (Mark Bertrand), #6 Lori Fry (Tony), siblings Ron (Sharon), Cathy Morreau (Lorrie), John (Brenda), Don (Mary), nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The family extends our heartfelt appreciation for the compassionate and professional care given by Dr. Jan Coetzee (Alder Medical Clinic), Dr. Paul Blood and Dr. Michels (Victoria Cancer Centre), the Campbell River Home Nurses, the Campbell River Home Care Workers and the pharmacy staff at London Drugs.
Please join the family for a remembrance of Angus’ life on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Maritime Heritage Centre, 621 Island Highway, Campbell River.
Memorial donations may be made to the Maritime Heritage Centre or the West Coast Prostate Awareness Society. For convenience, donations can be sent to P. Krug, c/o 1011 Northmore Rd., Campbell River, BC, V9W 3L4, for delivery to either registered charity.
Angus’ ashes will be spread at Tlell on Queen Charlotte Islands at a future date.
“You will always be missed and remembered Dad”