Ronald Armstrong

Obituary of Ronald Armstrong

ARMSTRONG – Ronald Milton:  Passed away at North York General Hospital on Sunday, September 10, 2017 in his 84th year.  Son of the Late John and Mary Armstrong.  Much beloved husband of the Late Shirley South (1996).  Loving father of Kevin and his wife Nicole and Maureen Armstrong and her husband Bob Ward.  Proud grandfather to Katherine Ward and her husband Razvan Nicolae and doting great-grandfather to Clara Nicolae. He will be missed by a number of sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews as well as spouse Sarah-Anne Smurlick.  Ron was predeceased by his siblings Allen, Kenneth, Leslie, Floyd, Howard and Dorothy Mousseau. Mr. Armstrong retired from Bell Canada after 34 years.  While at Bell he began as a lineman but spent most of his career in the central office as a manager.  He also did a lot of technical teaching thoughout his career.  In retirement he immersed himself in genealogy, researching the Armstrong family tree and ultimately publishing a book on the subject with the assistance of his niece, Julia Armstrong.  The book is entitled “Descendants of Rainey Armstrong: From County Antrim to Huron County and Beyond.” A celebration of Ron’s life will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. from GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH, 735 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe.  Cremation has taken place with interment at Oakwood Cemetery.  THE BALDOCK FUNERAL HOME, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe in care of arrangements.  Those wishing to make a donation in Ronald’s name are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Grace Baptist Church.  Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.com