Armstrong, Marian Elaine

December 8th, 2016

Passed away peacefully on December 8, 2016 at Highview Residences, London surrounded by the love of her family.  Cherished and beloved wife of the late Richard (Dick) Armstrong (2013) for over 60 years.  Survived by her devoted daughters Janet and Linda and very special sons-in-law Greg Carr and Mark Enns.  Predeceased by her brother Walter MacNeill (2005).   Marian was born on June 23, 1930 in Toronto, Ontario.  She attended the University of Toronto where, in 1952, she obtained her BSc in Occupational Therapy.  She practised her vocation in Montreal until she and Dick started their family.  With Dick’s career, many moves took place bringing the family to Peterborough, Brampton, Saginaw (MI), Oakville and Burlington.  Ultimately Marian and Dick moved to London to be closer to their children.  Marian and Dick met at Twin Lakes (New Liskeard) in 1939 and the cottage would play a significant role for the rest of their lives.  The family enjoyed spending their summer holidays at the cottage and upon retirement the cottage served as their summer home.  Marian was a devoted wife and mother who brought joy and love to their lives.  Family was foremost the most important thing in her life.  Marian was known for her kindness, compassion for others, creative nature, lifelong friendships, wonderful entertaining and sense of humour.  A family interment will take place in the spring of 2017 at the New Liskeard cemetery where Marian and Dick will once again be reunited.  The family would like to thank Dr. John Jordan for his compassion and understanding and exceptional care at her bedside.  We would also like to thank the ‘front line family’ at Highview for their outstanding care and the love and respect they provided to Marian and her family.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex.  

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Darren & Carol HearnDear Janet & Greg, Linda & Mark...please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Mom. It's never easy, no matter what. May your many treasured memories help ease your pain and eventually make you all smile again when you remember the good times. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, sincerely, Darren & Carol
Lynn BuckhamTo Janet, Greg, Linda and Mark - So sorry to hear the sad news. I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy to you all. I remember your Mom very fondly as an elegant, gracious Lady who always made us girls feel welcome and truly a part of her family at Twin Lakes. The Armstrong cottage was always a happy and fun place to be - this was in large part due to the truly amazing people both your parents were. Thinking of you, Lynn
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