January 12, 1941 – February 1, 2020
The family of Angela (Angie) Marie Justus (nee Pinette) is sad to announce her passing in the wee morning hours of February 1, 2020. Angie succumbed to what she called “my Parkinson’s”. It stole her love of reading, her mobility and her joy. She appreciated the care she received from Dr. Magnuson and his staff.
Angie was born in Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba where an abundance of cousins still reside. Her family soon moved to Hudson, Ontario where she spent her early years and developed a close relationship with her grandmother who lived with them. This bond sustained her throughout her life.
The family struggled and moved frequently to follow work opportunities, eventually crossing Canada to North Vancouver and finally to Williams Lake in 1953.
Angie was always a hard worker and found jobs early as an usherette at the Alston Theatre and as a telephone operator. Like many couples of her era, she and her first husband raised a young family at sawmill camps in the Chilcotin. They returned to Williams Lake in the mid 60’s where their daughters attended school and she managed the Panorama Trailer Park. She started work at the P&T Mills office in 1979 and remained there throughout its changes until 1998. Never one to shy from a challenge, she continued working, first checking receipts at the Superstore and then being a diligent process server.
Angie remarried in 1980. She and husband Harvey Justus had numerous hobbies. They raised exotic birds and Labrador Retrievers. They trained their labs for field trials which took them to events across B.C., Alberta and the U.S. Great friendships were made.
Angie and Harvey loved fishing and camping, enjoying the outdoors and meeting more lifetime friends. She always caught the biggest fish and was generous with her suggestions. Horn Lake and Till Lake were her favourite places on earth.
In 2005, Angie and Harvey fulfilled her lifelong dream of travelling to the high north, all the way to Tuktoyaktuk.
Angie was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandma, auntie, cousin, friend and animal lover. She was pre-deceased by parents Gabriel and Annette Pinette, brother Gerard, brother-in-law Ken Mack and cherished sister-in-law Dorli. She is survived by loving husband Harvey, daughters Michelle Dedosenco and Lianne (Shane) VanEs, step-children Buddy, Lori and Alta, grandchildren Darren, Bryan (Jenna), Justus, Rachel (Jason), Max and Marina and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings Conrad, Jeanne Mack, Harold, Gloria (Ron) Kaufman and Ronald (Peggy), many nieces and nephews and their children, one great grand-niece and longtime friends Alice, Delberta and Monica.
Angie was the hub of her large family, instrumental in organizing functions and keeping everyone in the loop. She actively maintained connections with dear relatives and friends. She was genuine and thoughtful. Angie is missed by all of us who are grateful to have had her in our lives.
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