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Robert "Bob" Armstrong

July 25, 2021


ARMSTRONG, Robert “Bob” – Peacefully on Sunday, July 25th, 2021 at the age of 72. Cherished husband of Daphne Rappard. Loving father of Todd Armstrong (Victoria MacAskill) and Kevin Armstrong. Dear grandfather of Lars and Sutter. Survived by his brother Bill (Eleanor) Armstrong, sisters-in-law Marion (Tjebbe) Jaeger and Renée Nunan-Rappard. Bob will be missed by his extended family, including his nephews, nieces, and Amanda Zmija. Predeceased by his brother John “Jack” Armstrong and brother-in-law Tom Nunan. 

An avid outdoorsman, mentor, and keeper of trails and ducks, his legacy will outlast him for many years, tempering the effects of cancer, Parkinson’s, and dementia in later years. 

A come-and-go informal gathering will be held at the Cork Street Pavilion, Mount Forest, on Friday, July 30th, 2021 from 3:00-5:00pm. COVID protocols will be in place and mask wearing is encouraged. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bob are asked to consider Make-A-Wish Canada, Mount Forest United Church-Green Team (local tree planting) or Ducks Unlimited Canada. Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest. 


Just learned this morning of Bob's passing and sharing in the sadness that the family is experiencing in their loss. Our prayers are with you .

— Nan and Gaston St Louis, August 19, 2021

Daphne, I just heard about this. I am so very sorry for your loss! Hugs! Sterkte...

— Brenda Baker, August 15, 2021

To Daphne
Thinking of you at this very difficult time. We are very sorry for your loss and pray that you will find comfort from your family and friends.
Love from Australia

— Jessica Rappard, August 5, 2021

Daphne, Todd and Kevin, our thoughts are with you at this time. Brett always spoke highly of his teaching style and gunmanship. May he rest in peace.

— Brett and Caitlin Reeves, August 4, 2021

Daphne, we were so surprised and saddened to learn of Bob's passing. With little or no training going on you dont hear much about or from other instructors so we did not know how Bob was. Although not as close as we use to be these past few years we always thought highly of you both and the work you did for your church and in training new hunters and safe responsible firearms owners. Our sincere condolences to you and the boys. Bob was a great guy and will be missed.
Bill & Rosemary Blackwell

— Bill Blackwell, August 2, 2021

Daphne and family, our deepest condolences on the passing of Bob. His smile and knowledge will be missed.

— Mark & Penny Calder, August 1, 2021

We were sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Always a jovial smile and sincere when our paths crossed over the years. With fond memories and sincere condolences.
Alex and Tricia Morris

— Tricia and Alex Morris, July 31, 2021

So sorry to hear about Bob. He was a great guy and will be missed.
Kim & Scott Hartle

— Kim and Scott Hartle, July 31, 2021

Sorry to hear of Bob's passing as he was a great guy. Condolences to Daphne and all family members.

— Hugh Perrin, July 31, 2021

Daphne, I’m so sorry about Bob passing. I enjoyed my visits with you and him and am especially grateful to the understanding and kindness shown to Brice. He was a nice man.

— Jo Chapman, July 30, 2021

Rest In Peace Bob. Many years ago we shared a lot of laughs and tears and beers. Labatts blue I believe. Peggy and Brad

— Peggy and Brad henderson, July 30, 2021

Bob was a kind and generous soul, our sympathy and condolences to you and family.

— Kathryn Roe-Guerin, Jean Guérin, July 30, 2021

Our most sincere condolences Daphne. Bob. could always be counted on for support of the Choirs activities.

— Ellen and Jack Watkin on behalf of the Mount Forest united Church Choir., July 30, 2021

Dear Daphne, Todd and Kevin,
We are sending our condolences on the passing of Bob. Thinking of you all at this sad time and hoping all your memories will give you comfort.

— Jo-Anne and Jim Machan, July 30, 2021

Daphne, Todd, Kevin and family. We are sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I have great memories of our time together as a youth and later on in life, when we reconnected. We especially enjoyed our weekly ski/spa adventures in Collingwood. He will be missed by all.
Dennis and Susan Laycock

— Dennis Laycock, July 30, 2021

So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Sending our sincere condolences to all. Extra hugs for Todd.
Wendy & Stephen MacAskill

— Wendy MacAskill, July 30, 2021

Daphne, Todd & Kevin. Very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. My thoughts & condolences to you all.

— Bart Penwarden, July 30, 2021

Daphne, Todd, & Kevin. So sorry for your loss. All of you’s will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time….treasure the many wonderful memories.

— Blaine & Deby Ferguson, July 29, 2021

Daphne, sorry to hear of Bob's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

— Wayne and Sharon Chambers, July 29, 2021

Daphne: We are sorry to hear the news of Bob’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

— Verne and Pauline Mills, July 29, 2021

Daphne and family, sending my sympathies to you. In reading the messages of memories and condolences, it is a perfect tribute to this man, and speaks volumes to what kind of person he was to others. What a life well lived to have touched so many in the way he did to each person here. Growing up as a younger cousin, he was kind and quiet, and took the time to really listen to what you had to say. I found him like that in my adulthood as well. He will be missed.
Janis Hutchinson

— Janis Hutchinson, July 29, 2021

Daphne, so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

— Joe & Katheryn Meyer, July 29, 2021

Bob was truly an inspiration to all that knew him. Will miss his cheery smiling face at Ducks Unlimited fundraiser night. He will be missed.
Our sincere condolences
Fred and Bonnie Locking

— Fred Locking, July 29, 2021

Daphne,Todd,Victoria and family,
We are so sorry that Bob passed away and it is good that he doesn’t have to suffer anymore. We remember Bob as a nice person. He was always willing to help when help was needed. He mowed lawns for people who could do it anymore. We remember also his great love for nature. For the Youth Nature Club he made a lot of birdhouse pieces so they could put them together. Playing shuffleboard in Belgium together was great fun! For us he was a good brother in law and we will always remember him. We think of you and wish you a lot of strength for the time to come.
Marion and Tjebbe Jaeger.

— Marion Jaeger, July 29, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. I wish you peace and comfort as you grieve.

— Suzanne Brown, July 28, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about Bob. He was a great cousin to me. I have not seen him for years, but the last time I saw him, he looked really good. It was at our Great Uncle Clare Armstrong's funeral and burial. We spoke that day and of course, I have not seen him since them. I am very shocked as I did not even know that he was sick. Please accept our sympathy in this sad loss.

— Gary and Margie Tambling, July 28, 2021

Daphne, Todd, And Kevin: I’m sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Bob was a great man. Sharon Armstrong

— Sharon Armstrong, July 28, 2021

Daphne and family
I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I have many fond memories living together on 4th ave. east in 1969 and 70. A lot of laughs and good times. I wish I could have seen more of him after he moved. He was a great friend and I will remember him always. My sincere condolences.

Jim McMeekin

— Jim McMeekin, July 28, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will miss him dearly.

— Gail and John Kerr, July 28, 2021

Daphne, Kevin, Todd and family,
Our condolences at this sad time.
Bob always had a great sense of humour punctuated with a dry wit. He always enjoyed life.
Take comfort in remembering the great times and what a wonderful man he was.
Our sympathy is with you.
Edie & Warren

— Warren & Edie Fink, July 28, 2021

Sending hugs Daphne.

— Gord and Kathy Calder, July 28, 2021

Daphne. I was sorry to hear about Bob. My condolences to you, Todd, Kevin and their families. Ruth S.

— Ruth Szablowski, July 28, 2021

We would like to express our condolences for your loss. Bob was such a kind and caring man. He always made us feel welcome at church. Truly a special man who always had time to help others. He will be missed.

— Ann, Doug, & Rebecca Anderson and family, July 28, 2021

We are thinking of you and we send our condolences.

— Aletha and Bob McArthur, July 28, 2021

Daphne and family:
I have wonderful memories of bass fishing with Bob on Healey Lake during your cottage visitations with Rose Anne and I.
He will be missed.
Bill Kreps, July 27, 2021

— William (Bill) Kreps, July 28, 2021

Bill and Eleanor, my sympathy to you at this difficult time. Remembering our days at Annan, 1950’s.

— Mayme(Bothwell)Hillis, July 28, 2021

So sorry to see the new of Bobs passing! Thinking of his family. Sure going to miss our chats during his haircuts.

— Paula bye, July 28, 2021

Daphne, so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Paul and Barbara Burtch, Mount Forest,On

— Barbara Burtch, July 27, 2021

Dear Daphne, Todd, Kevin and Families. Rowland and I would like to express our condolences to you on Bob's passing. His involvment in so many great causes will leave memories for Family and Friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marlyn and Rowland Howard

— Marlyn Howard, July 27, 2021

Daphne and family we are so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing! He did so much for our community and will be missed by many!! Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Joan and Doug Woods

— Joan and Doug Woods, July 27, 2021

— Paul Budelman, July 27, 2021

Dear Daphne, lieve Daphne,
When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.
We’re saddened with the news of Bob’s passing away.
We will always remember him as a quiet yet joyful person with a good sense of humor. I will always remember the day we went to the cabin where he explained in great detail his love for nature and all that came with it. But also the last time the two of you were in Holland. The picture is taken at the beach at Noordwijk where we walked, had drinks and dinner. It symbolizes endless memories that we hope you will carry with you.
With love and hugs from Nelleke, Juliëtte & Paul

— Paul Budelman, July 27, 2021

When I think of Bob one of the first things that comes to mind, is my first holiday in Canada where I stayed with Daphne and Bob. During a trip with them we passed a field where large white animals were grazing. Unfamiliar with the Canadian livestock I asked Bob what kind of animal this was. He answered really seriously (but I could not see his twinkling eyes!😊) " That is a white buffalo ". And I believed him (even though it was just a very large white cow). This has been our joke every time we saw or talked to each other. I'll remember him fondly and wish Daphne a lot of strenght to continue her path without him.

— Ellen Budelman, July 27, 2021

— Linda Plester, July 27, 2021

Daphne and family, our deepest sympathy to all of you. We had a lot fun with Bob over the years with DU. He will be greatly missed by many.

— Matt and Trish Rohrbacher, July 27, 2021

Sorry for your loss, may you treasure your memories
Bob will be truly missed

Bill & Kathy Reeves

— Bill & Kathy Reeves, July 27, 2021

Daphne, Todd and Kevin ....... So sorry to hear of "Bob's" passing. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him. We enjoyed being next door neighbours for fifteen years.
Always with Love,
Bob and Peggy

— Bob and Peggy Ward, July 27, 2021

Daphne and Family Sincere Condolences. Remembering many good times, with Bob growing up in the Annan area, working on the farm, hunting, fishing and partying, lots of great memories. Hoping warm memories comfort you as well at this sad time.
Al & Elaine Hutchinson

— ALLAN HUTCHINSON, July 27, 2021

Daphne and family: Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time. We have many good memories as children growing up in Garryowen and Annan area. Bob was always our older cool cousin, but always had time to share a joke (poke fun at) his younger relatives. He came from a kind and caring family; and grew into be as wonderful man as his father Uncle Elmer was. He will be missed and remembered fondly by the Hutchinson family. Elgin Hutchinson, Brad and Joanne Hutchinson Doupe.

— Joanne Hutchinson Doupe, July 27, 2021

Dear Daphne, Todd, Kevin & families:
Our heartfelt condolences to each of you at Bob's passing. May there be a measure of comfort in your sharing of memories together...
with our caring & prayers,
Gary & Gwynne

— Gary & Gwynne Smith, July 27, 2021
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