Diana Mary Angus (nee Leslie)
June 23, 1921-November 23, 2010
On Tuesday, November 23, 2010, Diana Mary Angus, long-time resident of Duncan, B.C., passed away peacefully, at the age of 89, in Cowichan District Hospital.
Diana will be forever remembered by her children, Deirdre, Fiona, David and Mary, her grandchildren, Matthew, Timothy, Lucy and Dominic, and her two surviving brothers, Tony and Kingsley.
She will also be forever remembered by her friends and countless people with whom she worked tirelessly in her devotion to environmental issues.
Diana was born in Shanghai, China, on June 23, 1921, the daughter of Norman and Mary Leslie, and moved with her family to Bourne End, Bucks., England in 1936. Diana attended Bedford College (London University) and served with the WAAF from 1941 to 1946. She married David Angus, from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1947, and moved to Canada with her husband and two young daughters in 1953 where she worked in the Toronto Public Library.
In 1957, the family moved to Duncan, B.C. where she lived for the remainder of her life. Diana worked for the Duncan Homemakers, bringing much joy to her clients, but it was her devotion to nature which will be remembered the most.
A supporter of many environmental organizations, Diana was a long time member of the Cowichan Valley Naturalist Society and the local Sierra Club chapter, and shared her love of the outdoors with others by leading many hikes in the Cowichan area.
Diana’s family is very grateful to the Home Support workers and nurses, her friends Lois and Molly, her brother, Tony, and especially to her son, David Angus, for their care and attention in her last few years.
By request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Land Conservancy of B.C., in Diana’s memory.
Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society President Paul Fletcher says that "Diana was a very special person. A great loss for the Valley. She was one of the reasons I got involved in Cowichan environmental issues when I arrived in the Valley 25 years ago."