Richard Gordon Armstrong
August 14, 1923 ~ March 24, 2013
We lost him. Richard “Gordon” Armstrong, born on August 14, 1923 to Mary Jane ‘Jenny’ Armstrong and Richard “Dick” Armstrong. Gordon had two sisters, Jean Thornton and Nan Dodd.
He is survived by his loving wife Shirley; his four married children, Rae (Bill) Betcher, Alan ( Pernita) Armstrong, Leslee (Mark) Faubert. Pam (Bob) Hall; grandchildren Cory, Reina, Cianna, Jesse, Phelan, Quinton; and great-granddaughter Ava, as well as his stepfamilies Don, Jeremy, Derrik, Sean Floer and Laurel, Jes, Dylan Floer and greatgrands Aidyn and Ryder.
Gordon served in the RCAF in WWII as a wireless air gunner searching for enemy submarines out of Tofino and Ucluelet. Following the war he returned to Creston, worked at various jobs including the Creston Valley Co-op and married Joan Langston.
The children arrived and they built their home in Erickson. Farming and the original “new” Recreation Centre occupied most of his working time. Joan passed away in 1987. Gordon met and married Shirley.
Baseball -yes. hockey- yes, fishing- yes, camping -yes, he loved them all. An active Mason and Past Master of Creston Lodge #54, and long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #29.
He will be remembered for his great sense of humour, his work in the community and his devotion to his family. We miss him.
Celebration of Gordon’s Life will be held on May 19, 2013; time and place to be announced.