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Armstrong, Billie-Jean

ARMSTRONG, Billie-Jean

1947 - 2023

It is with Great Sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Billie-Jean Armstrong (nee: Boyd), June 14,1947 to May 22, 2023.

Billie-Jean Armstrong, of Virginiatown, Ontario died on May 22, 2023 while under the talented Palliative Care team at the Kirkland Lake and District Hospital. She was under the skilled care of the FOURTH Floor Nurses and Dr. Sara Kurki. A wonderful team of experts made Billie-Jean's last hours/days on earth easier to deal with. Billie-Jean died from complications of COPD. Billie-Jean died with her husband holding her hand, her best friend Cheryl White holding her other hand and her friend Crystal Cannon at the bedside.

Billie-Jean was a skilled housewife and Co-owner of Armstrong Transportation of Virginiatown, Ontario.

Billie-Jean was predeceased by her middle son Brian Meredith Armstrong on January 10, 2023,
Grand Parents-in-Law Hugh and Bella Armstrong of Cobalt, Ontario and her Grand Parents Archie and Jean Boyd of Kirkland Lake

Billie-Jean was also predeceased by her Father-in-law Hugh Armstrong and Mother-in-law Hazel Armstrong of Virginiatown, Ontario, her parents Bill and Andy Boyd of Timmins, Ontario and her brothers-in-law Richard Alfred Hugh Armstrong of Kirkland Lake, Ontario and David Sydney Armstrong of Campbell River, BC

Billie-Jean leaves behind her ever-loving husband of 57.5 years, Merdy Armstrong of Virginiatown, Ontario, her sons James Andrew (Shelly) of Talbot, Tennessee and Hughie William of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, her Sister-in-law Patricia Armstrong of Virginiatown, Ontario, her Brother Peter Andrew Boyd of Mississauga, Ontario, her Stepsisters Marna of Ottawa, Cathy of Timmins, Heather of Texas and her Step Brother Ian of Timmins.

Billie-Jean was a proud grandmother to Jordan Armstrong of Ottawa, Ontario, Taylor Armstrong (Summer) of Timmins, Ontario, Nathan Armstrong (Ashley and daughter Amelia) of Talbot, Tennessee and Great Grandmother to Grayson James Carman Armstrong of Timmins, Ontario.

She also leaves behind her best friend Cheryl White of Virginiatown

Billie-Jean was a talented housewife who could cook/bake almost anything. She was an extremely talented knitter and crocheter, and her output of sweaters and Afghans was almost beyond belief. With a can of “PEPSI” beside her she worked away for hours and hours. She made an Afghan for almost all of her friends and relatives children.

Billie-Jean was co-owner of Armstrong Transportation and drove people all around any place in Ontario. She put on hundreds of thousand of kilometers over the many years she drove.

At the Armstrong house on the weekends, especially Friday night one never knew how many of her sons had friends over. Many times she received calls from parents wondering if their kid(s) were at her place. By counting pairs of shoes/sneakers all about the back porch, one could estimate how many kids were over. Her refrigerator door never stopped opening and closing those times. She was MOM to most of her sons friends. Billie-Jean had a keen, great sense of humor and would always be cracking jokes. Many times she could see the humor in many trying situations which sometimes helped get through some tough times.

Billie-Jean will be very greatly missed by her surviving family and friends. Especially her husband Merdy. Their house will be so empty now with her passing.

Billie-Jean lived in many different parts of Canada such as the following: Virginiatown and North Virginiatown, Hamilton, Kirkland Lake (Chaput Hughes), Cobalt, Haileybury; Thompson, Manitoba; Port Radium, NWT.

Billie-Jean has been Cremated and there will be no viewing or service.

There may be a combined celebration of life for her Son Brian who passed on January 10, 2023 and Billie-Jean at the Royal Canadian Legion in Virginiatown but details have still to be worked out.

30 messages reçus

Mercy and the Armstrong family

So sorry to hear of Billy Jeans’ passing. She and Merdy have been neighbours for many years, so she will certainly be missed.
Our sincere condolences to Merdy and family.
Bill and Dianne Edge

Dianne Edge, le 25 mai 2023

Merdy and Family

I offer my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your dear wife - Billie-Jean.

I had the pleasure of knowing Billie-Jean in her capacity as the Co-owner in the Armstrong Transportation team. As she seemed to be the co-owner in command, she certainly relished and thoroughly enjoyed her role in transporting people to Toronto.

In our many excursions, she always had a smile, a joke to share, an encouraging word, certainly a strong opinion, and the most appreciated at the end of a long haul a huge "hug".

Kirkland Lake and area will definitely miss Billie-Jean - an absolute gem of a person.

Stephen Boaro, le 25 mai 2023

Merdy & Family

We are so sorry for your loss of Billie-Jean and are sending heart filled condolences to you all. We had the pleasure of travelling at one time with Billie-Jean's transportation to Toronto.
from Friends, Darlene & John Truchon

Jean & Darlene Truchon, le 25 mai 2023

Merdy and family

Leo and I send sincere condolences to you and family I traveled back and forth to Ottawa for many years with Billie Jean. Rest easy Billie Jean you will be missed.
Leo and Jayne Auranen

Jayne auranen , le 25 mai 2023

Merdy and Family

Sincere condolence on the passing of Billie-Jean. Never without a smile and a kind word for anyone that was fortunate to know her. Rest in peace Billie-Jean.

Linda Wilson, le 25 mai 2023

Armstrong family

Our sincere condolences to the family

Gilles and Diane Clermont , le 25 mai 2023

Merry and family

So sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences.

Lisa and Andrew Claydon, le 26 mai 2023

Merdy and Family

My deepest Condolences to all of you. I will miss Billie-Jean also as she was always so friendly and I enjoyed talking with her. A wonderful lady who will be missed by many.
May God Bless and Comfort each one of you during these difficult days.

Bette Leonard, le 26 mai 2023

Merdy and the Armstrong Family

Merdy, Walter and I are so sorry to hear of your wife's passing. We offer our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Walter Franczyk and Lori Davis, le 26 mai 2023

Merdy and family

I am so very sorry to hear of Billie-Jean’s passing. She always had a smile and a story. She had a heart full of love for her family and her community. She will be sadly missed. Please know that you are in my thoughts. May your memories wrap you in her warmth, and come to ease your loss.

Sandra Dal Pai, le 26 mai 2023


Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Billie Jean. My prayers are with you. Bill and Sue Culhane.

Bill and Sue Culhane, le 26 mai 2023

Merry and Family

It is with great sorrow we offer our condolences to the family. I was always awarded with best and longest hugs ever, every time we met. She was full of love and laughter. She was such a strong person and presence. So positive no matter what hardship she was dealing with. God Bless Rest in Peace my friend.

Cindy and Ernie Girbig, le 26 mai 2023

Merdy and family

We were saddened to hear that Billie-Jean had passed away. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. We are so sorry for your loss.

Matt and Willie, le 26 mai 2023

The Armstrong Family and Friends

Sadness comes to the Armstrong Family once again. Condolences to you ALL. Billie-Jean was small BUT Mighty, so sorry for your loss.

Judy (Cale) Gervais, le 26 mai 2023

Merdy and Family

We are very sorry to receive the news concerning Billie-Jean. She was one of a kind and certainly has left so many positive memories with so many!
Our deepest condolences .
Brian and Gale Hamilton

Brian and Gale Hamilton , le 27 mai 2023

Merdy & Family

Deepest condolences to Merdy and all who loved and cared for Billie Jean. Sending prayers and hugs

Brenda Baker, le 28 mai 2023

Merdy and Billie-Jean's family

So sorry for your loss.

Charlene Stevens, le 28 mai 2023

Merdy, James & Hughie

My deepest sympathies for your loss. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Virginia Prentice , le 29 mai 2023

Merdy and family

It is with great sorrow that I learned of Billie-Jean passing. I have great memories of Billie-Jean when I was younger. She always had a smile and great conversation when ever I seen her.

Cheerish your memories and remember her infectious smile. Wishing you, Merdy and family, my sincere condolences.

Mireille Pâquet, le 29 mai 2023

Merdy and family

I am so very sorry to hear of Billie-Jeans passing. I am grateful I got to spend time with her last year. She was a long time, elementary school, sincere friend and I will miss our annual phone call on our birthdays. Please let us know when the celebration of life date is set. Take care. Much Love June( Cameron) Wallsten & Chuck

June Wallsten, le 30 mai 2023


Merdy, Rick & I would like to offer our deepest condolences on the passing of Billie-Jean. If there is anything we can do just let us know.

Rick & Charlene Owen, le 31 mai 2023

Merdy and family

Most sincere condolences.
John Bassett,

John Bassett, le 31 mai 2023

Merdy, Family and Extended Families

I am so sorry to hear of Billie-Jean’s passing. She was a very dynamic lady…may your memories bring comfort to your soul️

Annie Kmyta, le 31 mai 2023

all the family

Our prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss . From all the Jeffery familys

jacqueline Jeffery, le 1 juin 2023

Merdy and family

I am so sorry to hear of Billie-Jean’s passing. I spent many hours sitting with her in the Virginiatown Arena watching the kids figure skate. We talked and laughed and every now and then, she would bring me banana bread. She was a kind hearted person who was always ready to lend a hand.
She will always have a special place in my heart.

Diane Sampson, le 3 juin 2023

Merdy and Family

So sorry to hear of the passing of Billie-Jean. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. May she Rest in Peace.

Christiane Daoust, le 8 juin 2023

Merdy and family

I was saddened to hear of Billie-Jean’s recent passing.

Wishing you comfort and peace to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart.

George ( Cobe ) Powley, le 11 juin 2023


I am so very sorry to read about Billie Jean's passing. I remember her well. You have done a fabulous job of caring for her. Yuor tribute to her is awesome. I am so glad he had you in her life.
Randy joins me in sending Blessings to you and your wonderful family.
Lynne Grover
2 Comfort St, Kirkalnd Lake
now of Sarasota Florida

Lynne Grover, le 12 juin 2023

Merdy Armstrong

Was very saddened to hear about Billie-Jean.
She was a good person.
Take care of yourself.

Michael De Carlo, le 17 juin 2023

Merdy and the Armstrong family

My sympathy to you and your family. Billy Jean always had a smile and kind words whenever I would see her. She was one in a million. She will be missed.

Lucy Levesque , le 7 juillet 2023

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