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WHITE, Angus (Gus)

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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Angus (Gus) White, on September 30, 2023, in Calgary, Alberta. Angus was born in Wakefield on October 4, 1939, later settling in Chelsea and opening White’s Garage. In 1978, the family moved to Calgary where he continued to work on heavy equipment. He was always quick to tell a joke and have a laugh.

Gus is survived by his wife of 54 years, Helen and his sons, Chris (Karen) and Dan (Gillian) and 6 grandchildren: Brandon, Cole, Chelsea, Caitlin, Cassidy and Sarah.

A celebration of life will be held at the Community Hall in Rupert, QC on Friday, October 20 at 2pm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

News

A fiery 40th

Wakefield’s treasured wooden bridge – a village icon that had spanned the Gatineau River for 69 years – was a fiery inferno. Villagers were out on their docks or scattered along the riverbank, watching the structure crack and bust apart span by span – many of them, like Garnett and her partner, Norma Walmsley, aghast as the violent flames tore through the nearly 90 metres of wood in a matter of minutes. It was precisely 40 years ago from this edition’s publication date. 

Sports

Rapids sauce free hockey gear to aspiring Crosbys

Organized by the Paugan Falls Rapids hockey team and Next Shift Hockey, the “Gear up for glory” event on the Heritage Hall lawn in Low on July 6 will provide new or lightly used hockey equipment for free to youth aged three to 18.

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