Denton a village in South Norfolk, England

Angus John McGill – Died 1st April 2012 aged 84 years.

From the Parish News – June 2012

Angus was born in 1928 in Bathgate near Edinburgh. When he was aged 2 the family moved into the city and he later attended Leith Academy. An enthusiastic Scouter he reached the status of King's Scout. He was also a keen rugby player and mountaineer.

He moved to England in 1951 to work for Shropshire County Council as a Youth Worker. Throughout his life he enjoyed working with young people. He later worked for Oxfordshire and Lincolnshire CCs. In 1966 his last move was to Hertfordshire where he became County Youth Officer. He served as Chairman of NAYSO (The National Association of Youth Service Workers).

On retirement he moved to Norfolk to take over Denton Stores and Post Office with his second wife Wendy. With great regret they were forced to close down the business in 1989. Later the shop building was rebuilt to accommodate Wendy's parents, Maurice and Vera Vass. Tragically, Wendy died in 1995.

A kind, caring and generous man, sometimes with a wicked sense of humour, he was a great animal lover especially dogs. A leading light of Denton Bowls Club for many years, he also served on the Village Hall Committee. In later years he became a regular participant in DVC productions. No one who saw it will forget his performance as King Pellinore in "The Legend of King Arthur".

A lifelong keen golfer (he was a passionate Scotsman after all!) and a member of Bungay and Waveney Valley Golf Club, he encouraged several other Dentonians to take up the game. Earlier he had been Captain of Knebworth GC. His friends will remember that, before his illness, on his birthday every year he organised an annual informal target golf event in the field behind his house.

Unfortunately he was struck down with vascular dementia and he spent his later years in sheltered accommodation. He is survived by daughter Marette, grandson Angus and sister-in-law, Liz Cole.

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