It is with great sadness that I announce the untimely and premature death of Angus Innes at the age of 44.

Angus stopped breathing in his sleep on the night of Sunday 4th March and the resulting oxygen
deprivation to his brain lead to his death in hospital on Tuesday 6th March.

Angus – ‘Gus’ was universally accepted as ‘one of the good guys’.

Everybody that met Gus was instantly aware of his enthusiasm for life and its contents, principally his family, his friends and Rugby Union and were usually drawn into an engaging conversation with him.

He worked tirelessly at his career to provide for his young family who will inevitably miss his guiding influence and our thoughts will be his wife Phillipa and the three boys– not only now but in the future as the boys grow to maturity to, no doubt proudly, represent their father. We also need to keep in our thoughts his parents and parents in law who will help Phillipa and the boys now and through the years but will need support in their grief as well.

He was a member of GHA Rugby Club and its precursors from 1990 and represented the club at all senior levels and was still an enthusiastic and committed member of the euphemistic “Gazelles” team, happily playing in whatever position was required and one of the few backs that did not shirk from a stint in the forwards if necessary.

He shared and passed on his love for the game, and life and he will be remembered by everybody
that met and exchanged views with him.

In addition to playing the game he spent several years coaching within the Junior section and was as committed to his coaching and organising of the junior section as his playing career. His input
and enthusiasm will be sorely missed by the Juniors, although I am sure this will be tempered by
the knowledge that he has passed his love of the game and life to numerous young players over the years.

Gus was also a passionate golfer and gradually whittled away his handicap to single figures with his references back to the uncomplicated advice of his hero Ben Hogan and which he would happily share with anybody holding a club or referring to golf in his presence.

Gus also organised and participated in regular 5 a side football games on a Sunday and a regular
member of a Wednesday night social gathering within which he regularly stimulated debate.

He also had numerous friends connected to the church and his local environ and was well known
and respected by all.

There is so much more to say about the Gus and words do not convey the sadness this news brings but I know he will be remembered fondly by everybody that came in contact with him.

We have all lost a friend.

There will be a service at Mearns Kirk Parish Church, Mearns Road, G77 5DE at 10.30 am, Monday 12th March which I would encourage all that knew him to attend.

After there will be refreshments at GHA Rugby Club at c. Noon and the family would be delighted
with your presence there.

Phillipa has requested that any donations be made to GHA in lieu of flowers.

Graeme Carpenter

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