James Thomas Armstrong passed away February 4 2023 at Mathew’s House Hospice Alliston Ontario in the early morning hours.
James Armstrong was born in West Caledonia Nova Scotia , he was son of the late Arthur Guy & Hilda Claire(Conway) Armstrong.
James’s friends called him Jimmy . Jimmy worked for a lot of years driving truck for Zander’s Sod . Later he worked as a Shop Stewart for the Iron Workers Union for many years . Then returned to Zander’s Sod working til he was in his 70’s. He then retired battling vision issues, skin cancer, & dementia.
He also enjoyed fishing , horse races & , working on cars in his garage while socializing with his many friends . He also helped his friends & family with car problems, snow blower (small engine repairs) in his spare time. He was the type of man that would never say no if you needed his help.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years Mary (Strang) his daughters Nancy (Paul) of Peterborough Ontario, Charlene of Alliston Ontario & Carla of Angus Ontario. He has one grandson Chad Stewart son of Randy Stewart(Charlotte). His sisters Doris Carver of Harmony, Rosanna Terpstra (John) of Barrie Ontario. His brother Terry ( Marge)of Prince Rupert BC.
He was pre deceased by his sisters Marilyn Annesty, Helen Thompson, Jean Andrews, & infant sister Carolyn, His brothers Robert, Charles ,Guy Jr. , Danny & Gary.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of W. John Thomas Funeral Home Alliston Ontario.
Celebration of life will be held in June for family & friends, exact day to be determined.