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Armstrong MikeARMSTRONG, Michael John - With great sadness we announce that Mike Armstrong, a wonderful and loving father and friend to many, passed away on the morning of February 7, 2017.

Mike, predeceased by Diane (nee Gallagher), his much-loved wife of 52 years, will be greatly missed by his children Tony (Linda), Katie, and Laura (Greg Hills), eight grandchildren - Briar, Thomas, Dawson, Christopher and Melissa Armstrong, Maddie, Jack, and Megan Hills, as well as his dear sister, Cathy McElhinney.

Mike was born in 1933 to Frank and Evelyn Armstrong of Toronto and married Diane in 1958. With his Masters in Industrial Engineering from Birmingham University, England, Mike enjoyed a successful career in the office furniture business (including Steelcase in Toronto and Michigan, All-Steel and Precision Manufacturing in Montreal, and Kauffman Furniture in Collingwood).

After retiring in 1992, Mike and Diane built their dream home, “Piper Hill” in Creemore, ON. They had a wonderful life together entertaining, cooking, travelling, playing tennis, golf, and bridge and spending time with their beloved family.

In the last year, Mike lived very happily with his son Tony and family at “Headwaters Farm" near Cobourg. Ever the engineer, he contributed his ideas to many construction projects. Mike will be greatly missed. Everyone enjoyed his warmth, ever-present sense of humour, and his unceasing enthusiasm for life.

He received wonderful care and compassion from his caregivers at home and the doctors and nursing staff at Toronto Western Hospital’s Movement Disorders Clinic and Northumberland Hills Hospital. We thank them all very much for making Dad’s life easier.

There will be a gathering to celebrate Mike’s life on Saturday, February 25th. If you’d like to join us, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

In lieu of flowers, Dad would no doubt appreciate a donation to Toronto Western’s ongoing work (www.braincampaign.ca) or to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation (www.nhhfoundation.ca).

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Armstrong MikeARMSTRONG, Michael John - With great sadness we announce that Mike Armstrong, a wonderful and loving father and friend to many, passed away on the morning of February 7, 2017.

Mike, predeceased by Diane (nee Gallagher), his much-loved wife of 52 years, will be greatly missed by his children Tony (Linda), Katie, and Laura (Greg Hills), eight grandchildren - Briar, Thomas, Dawson, Christopher and Melissa Armstrong, Maddie, Jack, and Megan Hills, as well as his dear sister, Cathy McElhinney.

Mike was born in 1933 to Frank and Evelyn Armstrong of Toronto and married Diane in 1958. With his Masters in Industrial Engineering from Birmingham University, England, Mike enjoyed a successful career in the office furniture business (including Steelcase in Toronto and Michigan, All-Steel and Precision Manufacturing in Montreal, and Kauffman Furniture in Collingwood).

After retiring in 1992, Mike and Diane built their dream home, “Piper Hill” in Creemore, ON. They had a wonderful life together entertaining, cooking, travelling, playing tennis, golf, and bridge and spending time with their beloved family.

In the last year, Mike lived very happily with his son Tony and family at “Headwaters Farm" near Cobourg. Ever the engineer, he contributed his ideas to many construction projects. Mike will be greatly missed. Everyone enjoyed his warmth, ever-present sense of humour, and his unceasing enthusiasm for life.

He received wonderful care and compassion from his caregivers at home and the doctors and nursing staff at Toronto Western Hospital’s Movement Disorders Clinic and Northumberland Hills Hospital. We thank them all very much for making Dad’s life easier.

There will be a gathering to celebrate Mike’s life on Saturday, February 25th. If you’d like to join us, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

In lieu of flowers, Dad would no doubt appreciate a donation to Toronto Western’s ongoing work (www.braincampaign.ca) or to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation (www.nhhfoundation.ca).

NorthumberlandObituaries.com

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