Angus is an Associate member of The Royal Canadian Legion and a long-time resident of Sooke, British Columbia, where he worked in the electrical construction trade for 49 years - the last 30 as owner of Gillespie Electric Ltd. He has also been an active member of the Legion since 1992 and his primary focus is on transitional housing for homeless veterans.
COMMUNITY / VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Angus is the original and still serving Treasurer and current Chairman of Cockrell House Society (Transitional Housing for Homeless Veterans) in Victoria.
Angus joined the Legion Sooke #54 branch in 1992 and has been elected to various positions at the branch, zone, district, provincial command levels beginning in 1995. At the recent Dominion Convention in St John’s, NL in June 2016, Angus was elected as Dominion Command Vice-President and has been appointed Chairman of the Dominion Command Sports Committee.
Angus learned to play the bagpipes at the age of 7 and I still plays the pipes today. In 2002, he started the Sooke Pipes and Drums and served as an instructor and Pipe Major.
Angus worked as an electrician for some 49 years. The last 30 years of his working career he was the owner of Gillespie Electric Ltd.
Angus did not serve in the Canadian Armed Forces. However, his Grandfather Donald Kennedy served in the First World War with the Winnipeg Cameron Highlanders as a piper and his father, Ralph Stanfield, served in the Second World War in the Navy on a Corvette - HMCS Giffard - in North Atlantic and later re-joined the military and served during the Korean War.
Angus graduated from Mt. View High School in Victoria, BC in 1963 and became a certified electrician soon thereafter.
Angus is a widower with two children Cameron and Carley and three grandchildren, Chasen, Travis, and Cierra.
Angus was awarded the Legion Meritorious Service Medal in 2015. He was presented with the “Outstanding Volunteer Award’ by the Town of Sooke, BC in 2002. He was also awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 as well as the Sovereign’s Volunteer Medal by the Governor General in 2016.