June 2, 1928 - December 4, 2020
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Armand passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Miramichi Lodge LTC Home in Pembroke, ON, following a mercifully short time in palliative care. He was 92 years old.
Born in Parry Sound, Ontario, Armand was an honest, kind, and family-oriented gentleman with a big heart, and a strong work ethic. His warmth and wisdom will be sadly missed by his entire family, and his many dear friends.
Armand was an active member of the congregation at Bethel United Church in Rideau Ferry, Ontario. He sang in the choir, and helped with many church lunches, bake sales, and other fundraisers, as well as helping to maintain the church building itself.
As a member of the Portland, Ontario senior men's singing choir, The Rideau Mellowdears, Armand sang at many senior residences and LTC homes, as well as concerts at the Studio Theatre in Perth, Ontario. He was also an accomplished self-taught harmonica player, and could play just about any tune by ear.
Armand enjoyed membership in both the Lombard Glen Golf Club, and the Smiths Falls Curling Club. He was an avid golfer and loved to curl as well. He had considerable skill in both sports. The friendships made and kept meant just as much to him as the competition. As far as armchair sports went, he loved to watch hockey and Blue Jays baseball. It was only in the last few years of his life, sidelined by age, that he reluctantly became only an observer of golf and curling; a passionate one, mind you. He thoroughly enjoyed watching hometown girl Brooke Henderson play in LPGA events on television.
Having served in the RCMP as a young man, Armand was proud to be a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244 in Perth, Ontario.
Armand's family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Miramichi Lodge LTC Home, and Dr. Lynsay Lane, for the exemplary care, kindness, and affection he received, and for keeping him safe from the COVID-19 virus, which allowed him to pass away peacefully, on his own terms.
Armand wished to be cremated and laid to rest in the Thompson plot at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Parry Sound, Ontario beside his soulmate Arelene. A memorial service, and a gathering to celebrate a life well lived, will be held at a later date, when it is once again safe for people to congregate.
In memory of Armand, donations to the Miramichi Lodge Foundation Corp. (on the CanadaHelps.org website) would be appreciated, and would help the staff to continue to provide the best and safest care possible to the residents during the pandemic.
Arrangements in care of the Murphy Funeral Home, Pembroke.