A MEMORIAL service is being held for a former Widnes teacher who died before Christmas.

Dave Angus, who taught chemistry at the former Fairfield High School on Peelhouse Lane for 27 years, died on December 22 in a tragic accident six days earlier in Edmonton in Canada.

Dave and his wife Val, a former practice nurse at Appleton surgery, emigrated to Canada in November 2016 to be with their daughter Julie, son Simon and their families.

A memorial service to celebrate Dave’s life will be held at St Mary’s Church in West Bank at 11am on Sunday, January 14.

Words and hymns from his funeral at Weisenthal Baptist Church in Canada will be shared.

Over the years Dave held a variety of roles at St Mary’s, including church warden.

Anyone who knew Dave and his family is welcome to attend.