Gary Armstrong passed from his Winchester home to his Heavenly Home on Jan. 31, 2005. This dear man began his life on May 1, 1938 in the Cardinal-Prescott area.
He faced his failing health head on as he lived his life and was fully supported by his close-knit family. Winchester was his home for more than 40 years with his wonderful family.
He is survived by his devoted wife Freida Armstrong (nee Beckstead) and by his God-given gifts, his children Angie (Garry) Tony, Tammy (Mark), and Dave (Kelly). He is also survived by two more blessings, his gorgeous granddaughter Stacey-Lynne and his precious grandson Jordan. He is survived by a special sister Peg and his younger brother Roger. He will be fondly remembered by his cherished nieces, nephews, many in-laws and his extended family. He was predeceased by his parents Andrew Armstrong and the former Margaret Riddell, by two sisters Mary and Kay; by two brothers Clarke and Jack; and by two angelic granddaughters Kaitlyn and Sarah Armstrong.
He was a volunteer firefighter for Winchester for many years, was on the recreation board years earlier for a time, was a staunch supporter of the Winchester Hawks Jr. B Hockey Club, and was on the Hawks’ executive for a term. After retiring from the LCBO in 1999, he did volunteer work for the Winchester District Memorial Hospital and for the Nor-Dun Seniors Support Centre until his health no longer allowed him to. He was a member of the Golden Years Society and helped out at euchre parties. He was a community-minded guy, one who would go that extra mile to help someone. He will be sorely missed by people far and wide. So loved.
The family welcomed relatives and friends at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Feb. 2. The funeral service was held at the funeral home on Feb. 3. Interment followed at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville.
Any donations to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Renewing the Vision campaign or the Winchester United Church would be greatly appreciated by the family.