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Jack "Army" Armstrong

ARMSTRONG, Jack "Army" - Formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at Oneida Long Term Care, Southwold on Thursday, December 27, 2018, in his 96th year. Husband of the late Marion (née Smalldon) Armstrong (1995). Father of Richard Armstrong (late Shirley) of St. Thomas. Grandfather of Wesley Armstrong (Charlotte) of Fingal, Jackie Stuart (Darrin) of Marblehead, MA, and Megan Newman (Dave) of Nevada City, CA. Great grandfather of Zachary, Claire, William, Eve, James, Maeve, and Sylvie. Jack was born on January 14, 1923 in Toronto, ON. He was a retired Canada Post relief supervisor. During the Second World War, he served overseas with the RCAF. Jack was a member of Lord Elgin Branch #41, Royal Canadian Legion, St. Thomas. In earlier years, he was a well-known baseball and fastball player. He also coached and umpired minor baseball. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service. Private interment of his cremated remains will be made in Fingal Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements have been entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) . Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com13319330
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Inspiring coach
Posted by George Wilkinson (Coach/player) On Monday, January 7, 2019
Many years ago, when I was a peewee baseball player, Army was an inspiration to me and all those who were lucky enough to have him as a coach.
Mr. Softball/Fastball in St. Thomas
Posted by Richard Wright "Dick" (old friend) On Wednesday, January 2, 2019
God has recalled the mold. If there's a great ball field in the sky, Jack is sure to be there renewing acquaintances and talking old times with others who have gone before. God bless his soul! -- Dick Wright
Posted by Rich A McClenaghan (friend) On Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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