Joyce Angus celebrates 90th birthday at the place she’s called home for 66 years

Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

WINCHESTER — Upwards of 60 friends and family turned out for the milestone birthday of Winchester’s newest nonagenarian on Saturday.

In the stately St. Lawrence St. house where she’s resided for the last 66 years, celebrants gathered Sept.  for Joyce Angus’s 90th. North Dundas Eric Duncan presented congratulatory scrolls on behalf of both the township as well as Premier Wynne (in the absence of local MPP Jim McDonell), while local MP Guy Lauzon delivered similar documentation from his office and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Jack Yourt of Winchester, a past president of the Glengarry Highland Games, piped the guests in toward the honouree.

Annette Angus, whose husband, Jim, is Joyce’s son, noted that her mother-in-law has drawn big party crowds to each milestone birthday — her 80th, 85th and now 90th.  She added that Mayor Duncan — Annette’s nephew — indicated he was making plans to be there for her 100th birthday as well.

Joyce Angus and her late husband owned local car dealerships and automotive repair shops in Winchester going back to the 1950s. Their large verandah was a popular summertime hangout for local teens who were friends with their three children, Annette recalled, many of them returning for Saturday’s birthday party.


Joyce Angus, 90, displays scrolls presented to her on Saturday on behalf of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Township of North Dundas, and the office of local MP Guy Lauzon. Also posing with the 90-year-old honouree is her daughter, Mimi (Maureen) Angus and piper Jack Yourt of Winchester (a past president of the Glengarry Highland Games). Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

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