Margaret <I>Sharp</I> Angus

Margaret Sharp Angus

Chinook, Blaine County, Montana, USA
Death 15 Feb 2008 (aged 99)
Ontario, Canada
Burial Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 57371293 · View Source
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Angus; Margaret B.A., LLD, CM, 1908-2008

Passed peacefully on Friday, February 15, 2008, in her 100th year with her family by her side. Born May 23, 1908 in Chinook Montana to parents U.S. Grant Sharp and Cora Krause and two brothers, Admiral U.S. Grant Sharp and Tom Sharp. Predeceased by her husband in 1996, William Angus Ph.D., LLD, Professor Emeritus of Queen's University.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Morgan (Owen) and her son, James Angus (Lorna), seven grandchildren, David (Linda), Philip (Megan), Allison, Elspeth and Andrew (Daina) Morgan, and Jennifer and Grant Angus, as well as seven great grandchildren.

Raised in Fort Benton, Montana, Margaret attended the University of Montana at Missoula where she and married William, a young drama professor. In 1937, they came to Queen's and Margaret fell in love with the history and architecture of Kingston.

For 55 years, Margaret (Peg to her friends) researched, lectured and wrote about Kingston history. She spearheaded architectural heritage initiatives, initiated the heritage clothing collection at Agnes Etherington Art Centre and documented local heritage through both factual and dramatic literature. Her most popular work, The Old Stones of Kingston, is just one of several significant publications that documents Kingston's culture, architecture and heritage.

She had a close working relationship with institutions in the Kingston region including Queen's University, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, St. Lawrence College and Kingston General Hospital. She was widely recognized and received numerous including the Jaycee Citizen of the Year in 1967, an honorary degree from Queen's University (1973), and an honorary degree from St. Lawrence College (2005). She held leadership positions in many organizations including local, provincial and national heritage societies. In 1992, she was recognized for her significant contributions and outstanding accomplishments by being award the Order of Canada.

The family would like to thank the staff of Trillium Centre and St. Lawrence Place for their excellent care during Margaret's last years.

The family will receive friends at the Robert J. Reid & Sons Funeral Home, 309 Johnson Street, (at Barrie Street) on Monday, February 18 from 2-5 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, 10 Union Street West, on Tuesday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m. Interment Cataraqui Cemetery. A memorial celebration will also be held at Memorial Hall, City Hall, Kingston on Wednesday, February 27th at 4:00 p.m.

As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Margaret Angus Fellowship at the Museum of Health Care (KGH).



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