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Born: Jan 28, 1940

Date of Passing: Jun 09, 2021

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Paul John Armstrong on June 9, 2021, after a short illness at the Grace Hospital. We take comfort that he was surrounded by family on the day of his passing.
Paul leaves behind two sons, Derek (Chris) and Dean, grandson Brandon, and older brother Don (Pat), along with many other members of his extended loving family.
He was predeceased by his wife and best friend Joyce, older brother Clive, and parents, Jack and Myrna.
Paul was born on January 28, 1940 in Winnipeg, growing up in the Sturgeon Creek area making lifelong friends playing many sports on the school field. After receiving his Bachelor of Education degree, he worked many years as a school teacher at J. B. Mitchell, then River Heights; teaching Science and Math; touching the lives of many students and making more lifelong friends.
Paul met the love of his life Joyce when they were teenagers, and went on to enjoy 52 years of marriage until her passing in 2016. They shared several hobbies, most notably gardening, bird-watching, cooking and spontaneous nature road trips. Circumstances insisted that Paul become Joyce's caregiver for many years and he did so in his typically selfless manner.
Paul always had a strong sense of curiosity and was at his happiest when engaging in the sharing of ideas. He was a very proud citizen of Winnipeg and Manitoba (Eh) and this civic pride led to his spearheading the campaign to change the name of Water Avenue to William Stephenson Way.
Paul enjoyed a robust sense of humour, able to laugh at himself and never met a Dad joke he didn't like. This laugh was infectious and would instantly put you at ease.
Paul had a strong sense of family and adored his grandson Brandon who followed in Grampa's footsteps by becoming his caregiver in many ways in Paul's later years.
As per Paul's wishes, cremation has taken place and in lieu of a service, we ask that you celebrate Paul's life by finding the humour in any situation you find yourself in because he'll be right there laughing with you.
Thank you Paul for everything you've done for all who love you. Go and help Mom in the garden now.

Bardal Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 19, 2021

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Our sincere condolences to all of Paul's family. I am one of those longtime friends that from our early years in Sturgeon Creek to our teen years, we played every sport imagined on the grounds of Bannatyne School & area, including hockey on Scarth's backyard rink & Sturgeon Creek Community Club. Paul was always an active & positive person throughout his entire life. We will miss him! - Posted by: wayne & georgia jones (friend) on: Jun 21, 2021

  • Paul's wife Joyce was our neighbour. His Mother was one of my teachers. It was my good fortune to see him and Joyce throughout their many happy years together. Reunited again. My most Sincere condolences to both families. - Posted by: Jim Walker (Friend) on: Jun 20, 2021

  • Derek and Dean we send our deepest condolences on the passing of your dad. Doreen Jeffrey and Christine deDenus - Posted by: Doreen de Denus (Cousin) on: Jun 20, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of Mr. Armstrong's passing - he was my grade nine home room teacher at J.B. Mitchell- always enjoyed his teaching and sense of humour - you are remembered and appreciated. - Posted by: Elaine Hutton (student) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • I remember Mr. Armstrong teaching me math at J.B. He was a very nice, positive and great teacher! And he loved his Winnipeg! Rest in peace Mr.A! Condolences to the family! Regards, Dwayne Hidson - Posted by: Dwayne Hidson (Student from J.B. Mitchell) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • So saddened to hear of Paul's passing. We have missed his optimism and laughter at Mapleton Lane. Always one to quietly add another interesting perspective to a discussion, his love of Manitoba history was particularly appreciated and will be sorely missed. His care and attention to Joyce was heroic. Rest well good friend. You are missed. - Posted by: Marilyn Williams (Friend from Mapleton Lane) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • My condolences to to Paul's family. - Posted by: Janice. (Merredew) Eppler (Frieend) on: Jun 19, 2021

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