GERALD R.W. ARMSTRONG Passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 after a short illness. "The Boss" is survived by his loving wife and life partner Jacquie and his three surviving children: Gerry (Pat), Paul (Leta) and Dayle Ross (Doug) and his younger sister Barbra Carthew (Tom). Proud Poppa of twelve and Poppa G of eleven. Predeceased by his youngest son Jeff in 2004. Gerry was born on a small farm in Lachute, Quebec in 1932 and moved to Toronto at the age of 17 in 1949. After a few uneventful jobs, Gerry found his calling as a home builder founding Armstrong Homes and culminating in his induction into the Toronto Home Builders Hall of Fame. Gerry was a proud member and past President of the Oshawa Home Builders Association as well as the past President of the Toronto Home Builders Association. In 1982, Gerry became President of Victoria Wood Development Corporation and continued his history of building award winning communities as well as developing properties in and around the Guelph area. After building thousands of houses, Gerry's proudest achievements were as a Husband, Father, Poppa and Poppa G. He leaves behind a proud and strong family that will lovingly remember an honourable man who passed along many life lessons as well as humourous stories. A private family service will be held. The family would like to invite everyone who knew Gerry to a Celebration of his Life on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility, 2700 Audley Road North, Ajax. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated and can be made online or at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax, 905-428-8488. Online condolences may be placed at www.mceachniefuneral.ca
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Published in the Toronto Star from Apr. 14 to Apr. 15, 2014