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Argus, George William

ARGUS, George William

1929 - 2022

George William Argus 
April 14, 1929-October 21,2022 


George passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary, children Eric (Deborah), John (Brenda), Martin (Elizabeth), Rebecca (Chris McMurray) and daughter-in-law Susan Digby, his grandchildren Sarah, Shannon, Jordan and great-grandchildren Anastasia, Khaleesi. Predeceased by his son Michael. 

An open house to celebrate his life will be held Monday October 24, 2022 at 261 Hinchey Ave, Ottawa. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

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The family

My deepest sympathy to you all , you are in my thoughts big big hugs

Alana Doucette, October 21, 2022

The Argus Family

The death of an aged man of a full life is not a genuine tragedy but it brings a melancholy interval. In the case of George Argus we find the world a colder and less welcoming place. He was a fine scientist, a great conversationalist, an explorer of life and a friend to be missed. May he Rest In Peace dancing.

Frank Carsey, October 21, 2022

The Argus family

I think if George had been my Dad he would have driven me to distraction but as my father-in-law he was the best ever. He was a very special person in my life and I suspect in the lives of others. I loved walking out to the back fields at the farm; he always had insights that had escaped my attention. I loved his puns and wordplay; his Brooklyn accent that he could reach from his childhood. I loved his enthusiasm for life … dancing, ceramics, banjo, sewing, bee keeping, the poems of Robert Frost, willows, and his mistaken interest in welding that resulted in the loss of his eyebrows. And I loved the relationship that he had with Mary; the two of them helped me fashion a better way of being in the world. I also owe it to him that I was married to his son; it was his suggestion, relayed to Mike, that made us realize that we did, despite mutual misperceptions, both want to get married. I miss the years of walking down to the locks with George, examining plants along the way and hearing stories of his youthful escapades. Thank you George for such a special enriching friendship and the continuing gift that is your family.

Susan Digby, October 21, 2022

LA FAMILLE

George a été un maître pour moi et m'a beaucoup aidé à comprendre les saules. Une grande perte pour la science, un ami.

Marcel Blondeau, f.é.c., October 31, 2022

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