MacDonald, Capt. Angus

4 May 1905

Obituary – Captain Angus MacDonald, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of this Town, passed away at his home on Pleasant Street on Thursday morning last, after an illness of ten days, of pneumonia. The deceased  was born at Cape George in 1817, and was therefore 88 years of age at the time of his death – a fact which his vigorous appearance and active habits made it difficult to realize.  In early life he followed the sea as a master mariner, and after his retirement resided at Antigonish Harbour Landing and for the past sixteen years in Town, during which time he had charge of the Dominion Government Building here.  He married Mary, daughter of the late Laughlin  McKinnon, and niece of the late Arhibald McKinnon who died in 1876.  He leaves five daughter – Mrs.  John Chisholm of North River, Mrs. Jas. O’Brien, Mrs. J.R. Haley and Mrs. Edward McIntosh of this town, and Miss Annie of Danvers, Mass.- all of whom were present at his death bed.  His only son, John H. resides at Cripple Creek, Colorado.  All have the sincere sympathy of their wide circle of friends as well as that of the entire community in which their lamented father was so well known and so highly and deservedly esteemed.  “Captain Angus” as he was familiarly known, as a man of sterling integrity and a sincere and devout Christian.  Every morning in storm or shine, he was present at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass; and this continued up to his last illness.  He was laid to rest on Saturday morning after a High Mass of Requiem at the Cathedral, and the respect in which he was held was attested by the very large number present.