Robert Eugene Grant Armstrong, “Reg” or “Bob”
April 11, 1918 ~ July 16, 2010
Reg passed away in Pincher Creek at the age of 92.
Reg was predeceased by his first wife Hilda Viola (Bawden) Armstrong, second wife Grace Anne (Weatherbe) Armstrong. Both strong-willed women of which he loved and enjoyed! Also by stepson Rock Weatherbe and grandson Eric Weatherbe.
Reg is survived by his children John Grant Armstrong of Calgary, AB and his daughter Lore Lee Bruder (Armstrong) with her husband Rick Bruder of Pincher Creek, AB; his stepchildren Don (and Karen) Weatherbe of Mississauga, ON, Jocelyn Weatherbe of Toronto, ON, Steve (and Jayne) Weatherbe of Victoria BC, and Janet Weatherbe (wife of Rick Weatherbe); six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Born on a farm east of Claresholm, AB, he had a humble start and was the only child. Growing up it was easy to see he was going to make a mark. Selling seeds off horseback, riding race horses, working in the orchards at Creston, boxing college and university to mention only a few of his youthful endeavors, made him open to new ideas. Reg was continually on the search for information and adventure. Driving from Calgary to British Honduras (now Belize) in the sixties was only one of the unusual trips he embarked on. Reg lived in 9 different provinces during his life. He never considered himself an Albertan, rather a Canadian, a proud one in all ways. He served in WWII as a radar technician in Newfoundland and always spoke highly of the people he met there. Reg ranched by Parkland for several decades and was involved in many projects to improve the town and ranching in the area. A teacher, rancher, importer and exporter of beef cattle, politician, travel agent, realtor, volunteer, lover of the arts and a world traveler were just a few of his accomplishments. Being a true gentleman made him a natural with the ladies and being knowledgably willing to have a good discussion about just about any topic made him likeable to the man. Keeping a secret and readiness to lend a helping hand made him a great friend to many. Reg told Lore the best day of his life was winning the Millerville race and his favourite place outside Canada was Tunisia.
He will be remembered by many and missed by all.
A Funeral Service took place at Nanton Parkland United Church, on Wednesday July 21, 2010, with Reverend Jung-Kyun (Karl) Shen officiating. A visitation was held at 11 A.M. at the church.
Interment followed in Stavely Cemetery.
Donations may be sent to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, C/O In Memoriam Program 700, 10665 Jasper Ave. Edmonton, AB T5J 3S9
or Good Samaritans, Vista Village Box 1510 Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home (403)627-3131