PIKE, Angus Melvin

We suddenly lost Angus on Sunday September 29th, 2019.  This tragic day brought to a close a life of tireless work and boundless energy, from the waves of the Atlantic and the forests of Newfoundland, to the General Motors Company in Oshawa, Ontario, where Angus dedicated 33 years to building a life for his family. Retirement for him was not the end of his labours, merely an opportunity to redirect them. Those years were dedicated to building and maintaining the family cottage, where we passed many joyous seasons with him amid the trees and lakes that he so cherished.  Loving husband of Bessie (née Sheppard) for 51 years.  Beloved Dad of David Pike of Mount Pearl NL, Dennis Pike (Kristine Lachapelle) of Newmarket, Melissa Lynette Pike of Ottawa and Melinda Owen (Geoffrey) of Ajax.  Devoted Poppy to Liam, Emily, Katherine and Elizabeth.  Survived by siblings Colin (late Martha), Violet Quinton (late George), Leawood (late Marjorie), Shirley Fry (late Thomas), Garland (Gladys) and predeceased by Herbert (late Mildred), Hilda Tremblett (late Hubert), Rosstin (Louisa), Chesley (late Daisy) and Marjorie.  Brother-in-law of Edwin Sheppard (Nellie) and sister-in-law Mabel Sheppard.  Will be missed by many nieces, nephews, a large extended family, and friends.  A memorial service will be held at Northminster United Church, 676 Simcoe St. N. (at Rossland Rd. W.), Oshawa ON at 2:30 pm on Wednesday October 9th, 2019.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the McGeachie Conservation Area Trail Development project (http://www.crowevalley.com/mcgeachie-conservation-trail-development/) or to the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (https://suicideprevention.ca/) would be appreciated.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa ON (905-433-5558).  


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  • Oct 5, 2019

    Nicole & Doug Sparks
    I will always remember Uncle Ang's smile.... it was a special smile; unique I would say. It was more of a soft, quiet smile, much like the man, When you saw it, you knew he was happy in that moment... and it was special. 
  • Oct 5, 2019

    Craig and Angela
    Aunt Bessie, we are thinking of and your family
    In this very difficult journey in life. We have 
    You in our prayers. Wish we could be there with
    You, but distance is keeping us apart. I pray you
    Will find the courage and viable strength to carry
    On in the absence of Uncle Ang.
    Alm our love.
    Craig and Angela.
  • Oct 5, 2019

    Amanda and Charlene Hatcher
    Aunt Bessie, David, Dennis, Melissa, Melinda and family our Deepest Sympathy to you all.   Although we cannot be there in person our heart and thoughts are with you during this difficult time and in the days ahead.  Sending much love to you all and remembering Uncle Ang.  
  • Oct 5, 2019

    Jennifer and family
    Uncle Ang will forever be the man he was in my childhood - strong, quiet, skilled, gentle. He forever entertained us children playing in his ice fishing hut and was the keeper of the fire. My love to you all. There are no words I can offer. Just love. 
  • Oct 5, 2019

    Paul Chafe
    Aunt Bessie and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time as you navigate life without your special husband, dad, poppy and uncle.  Sending hugs to you all Paul and Lori Chafe
  • Oct 5, 2019

    Roberta Estes
    David, I'm so sorry about the passing of your father. They always leave too soon - but looking at his life story, it looks like he lived it wonderfully right up to the end. I see where you get some of your awesomeness. Holding you and your family close in my thoughts. 
  • Oct 5, 2019

    Ashton McMaster
    We've lost a beautiful and quiet soul with the passing of Angus.  A quiet, kind very pleasant person who was always pleased to be in the presence of others.  Only God knows what he had to endure but now he is free of those encumbrances and can rest in his heavenly home.  God is with you, Angus, and you're with him.  Peace and strength to Angus' family as they deal with this great loss.
  • Oct 6, 2019

    yvonne and richard lachapelle
    To Bess and family, please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss.
  • Oct 7, 2019

    Doug and Gertie Pike
    To Bessie and the family....we are very saddened to hear of Uncle Ang's passing.Although he spent most of his life in Ontario we still have fond memories of his visits back home.When I read about Him at his cabin I felt he was a little part of being in Charleston among the trees and the logs...a quiet place no doubt.We are thinking of you guys every day.With love
  • Oct 7, 2019

    Allison and Jonathan Rass
    Melinda and Geoff,
    Our condolences. 
    We are thinking of you during this time of grief and reflection. 
    Allison and Jonathan Rass
  • Oct 7, 2019

    Saira & office Staff of MCI
    Melinda, sorry for your loss, Our condolences goes out to you and your family. May your dad rest in peace. 
  • Oct 7, 2019

    Everett & Lisa Quinton
    Sorry for your loss. We are thinkng about you and your family.
  • Oct 7, 2019

    Garry and Kaye Fry
    To Aunt Bessie and Family, so sorry to hear of Uncle Ang's passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Love to you all.
  • Oct 7, 2019

    Cindy Marcotte
    Sorry to hear of Uncle Ang’s passing. He was a kind and caring person. I’ll always remember his soft spoken voice. He his now forever among the trees and lakes that he loved so much. 
    Aunt Bessie and family my thoughts and prayers are with all of during this difficult time. Hold onto your fond memories, they will keep him close in your mind and heart. 
    Love Cindy
  • Oct 7, 2019

    Lin and Ella Penney
    Sending our sincere condolences to the family at this sad time. Keep your memories of him close to your heart always. God bless. Lin and Ella
  • Oct 7, 2019

    Roger and Andrea (Next Door)
    Dear Bess and Family, 
    My heart truly breaks for you and the Pike family at this time.  Angus was a very special man indeed - a wonderful neighbour and friend.  We were truly blessed to have had him in our lives these past 10 years.  I know a thousand words will never be able to fill the gap he has left, and so from the depths of our hearts, we offer our sincerest condolences. He will truly be missed.  May he rest in peace! Praying for you and the family. 
  • Oct 8, 2019

    Michele Makohoniuk
    Lynette, Katherine and Elizabeth:
    Our hearts go out to you and your family at this incredibly hard time.
    Michele, John, Logan and Hailey
  • Oct 8, 2019

    Linda and Albert waye.
    Very sorrow for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow .
  • Oct 9, 2019

    Kristine Allen
    Lynette, my sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. I am thinking of you.
  • Oct 9, 2019

    Vanessa Pilote
    Lynette, our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. 
  • Oct 9, 2019

    Vivian Eno
    Dennis, I'm so sorry for your loss.  Thinking of you and sending sincere condolences to you and your family. 
  • Oct 17, 2019

    Doris Pike Huxtable
    Something like this always takes us to better and former years of our home and families. It becomes clear as though the years have stood still.
    Summer was lovely, and when I saw smoke rising from the chimney on a winter's morning, I knew Angus and his siblings would soon be having breakfast and with my house close by, we would meet up on our way to school.
    Angus and I (Doris Pike, Roy's daughter) are cousins.  I can also imagine Aunt Aurora, with her Bible and Hymn Book, under her arm, walking down the path, and meeting my mother and grandmother, as they chatted on a Sunday , on their walk to church services. 
    My grandfather was Leonard and was Uncle Alfred's brother.
    I mention these things briefly as from the Condolences I have read, Angus remained his true and respectable self.
    God Bless you all, I remain,
    with love and prayers.
    Doris Pike Huxtable

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