It was only three or so weeks ago when Angus Hines was with us at a Rotary meeting. He died unexpectedly on September 24.
Angus was a Rotarian’s Rotarian. A native of Suffolk, he joined the Suffolk Rotary Club in 1951 and served as club president. Later after moving to Norfolk, he joined our club. He brought to our club the motto of “Never Say Never” from the Suffolk Rotary Club. This morphed into “Never Say No to Rotary” for which buttons were issued to club members. He was also generous in donating the use of his yacht for board meetings under past presidents Jim O’Brien and John Padgett. Both Jim and John remember that it was a wonderful environment to plan the Rotary year and that Angus was an engaging and generous host.
He was a successful businessman in the oil distribution business which included home heating oil, gas stations, and the Sentry convenience stores. He was known for his love of yachting on his sea-going vessel M/V Sentry and piloting his plane. He gave up piloting after a forced landing after experiencing engine failure his plane. At the time, he was in his eighties. He also enjoyed operating a ham radio.
He loved his hometown of Suffolk and was a driving force behind the creation of the Suffolk Foundation. He was also active in Main Street United Methodist Church. He is remembered for his generosity and friendliness.