ARMSTRONG, Thomas "Terry"
1946 - 2024
Thomas Woodward Armstrong II (Terry) passed away peacefully at Teck Pioneer Residence, on January 31st, 2024, at the age of 77. Terry was born on May 4, 1946 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Sheila, his father, Dr. Thomas Woodward Armstrong I, his mother, Verdun Armstrong and his beloved four legged friend, Mickey. He leaves to mourn; his children; Tom (Angie) and Cori (Ron), his brothers; Bill (Rhonda) and David (Pat). He is greatly missed by his grandchildren; Braden, Ethan, Camrin, Thomas, Hudson, Peyton, Ryan and Aria.
Terry will be lovingly remembered as an educator with the Kirkland Lake Board of Education then District School Board Ontario North East. He spent 40 years enriching the lives of thousands of students at Swastika, Queen Elizabeth, King George, Larder Lake and Federal Public Schools. He was President of the Ontario Public School Teachers’ Federation, long time member of the Doric Lodge, Kirkland Lake Curling Club, and Literacy Council of North Temiskaming. In winters, he instructed and coached young curlers, cross country and down hill skied, snowshoed, and tried to keep as active as he could.
He spent his summers at the family cottage on Sesekinika Lake. Many memories were shared there with friends and family on boats, trails and in the water. He was also asked on many occasions to renovate, replace or fix properties on the lake. He absolutely loved being out there.
He was an accomplished gymnast in his youth, a Canadian Junior Men’s Curling Champion, Northern Ontario Mixed Curling finalist, a slo-pitch player, and Ladies Old-Tymer Coach over the years.
We will all miss that twinkle in his eye, the smile that could light up a room, his comforting personality, his unique sense of humour and his Dad jokes. The memories we have shared will bring us comfort. We would also like to thank all of the caregivers and residents at TPR for providing superior care, compassion and dignity to Terry. It will not be forgotten.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held this summer at the cottage on Sesekinika Lake for both Terry and Sheila. Donations in Terry’s memory can be made to the Kirkland Lake Curling Club.
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