In Loving Memory of

James (Jim) Leo Armstrong

1946 - 2023

Obituary of James (Jim) Leo Armstrong

In Loving Memory of James (Jim) Leo Armstrong

Our hearts are heavy as we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Father, James (Jim) Leo Armstrong, on December 4, 2023, at the age of 77. Jim left this world surrounded by the love of his family at his home in Niagara Falls, Ontario. He is survived by his devoted wife, Linda Armstrong, and cherished children Julie Armstrong (Warren Rees), Aaron (Arna) Armstrong, Andrew Armstrong and Lauren Armstrong. While mourning his loss, we also remember his late son, Christian Armstrong. Jim leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter, embraced by his five grandchildren, Thora, Aya, Lewis, Bodhi, Rocky and many nieces and nephews.

Jim is the youngest of eight children from the Huron Street Armstrong clan. He is predeceased by his siblings, Ann O'Donoghue (late Gerry), Patricia, Paul (Annie), Leonard (Nancy). Survived by siblings, Mary, David, and Bernie (Patricia).

Born to Clara (Flewellyn) and Bernard Armstrong, he was a man of extraordinary talents and an indomitable spirit. A graduate of Mohawk College, he excelled as a basketball player, showcasing his athleticism and passion for the sport. Professionally, Jim was a gifted salesman, capable of selling ice to Eskimos, a testament to his persuasive charm and business acumen. He was a master storyteller and a slinger of jokes, spreading joy and laughter until his last breath.

As a proud member of the Falls View Hose Brigade, he demonstrated acts of kindness and selflessness, always ready to lend a helping hand. His philanthropic spirit shone through his active involvement with various charities and causes, embodying the belief that a life well-lived is one spent in service to others.

A private funeral will be held to honor Jim's memory, with a celebration of life to follow. Jim's teachings will forever echo in our hearts – stand tall, be proud, and know ourselves in all situations. He supported us through every triumph and tribulation, leaving an indelible mark on each of our lives.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Palliative Care organization.

In the words of Jim himself, "Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner." May his spirit continue to bring joy and laughter to our hearts as we celebrate the remarkable life of James Leo Armstrong.

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Al Shearer
1 month ago

Right now I am lost for words hearing about my great friend and Union brother. First I would like to offer my sympathy to all of Jim’s family. Hanging around with Jim I got to know them all and I knew how proud he was of all of them. Although we lost touch with other over the years I still remember all the great times we had. Working with him and being on the union committee together we had some good times with our union brothers and sisters at Edscha .
always his joking and laughing. Sometimes you can only call people a best friend and he was one of mine.

Peter and Donna Armstrong
2 months ago

So sorry to hear about Jinx. Our deepest condolences to his family.
We will miss him. He always made us laugh.
May he rest in peace.

James Irvine
2 months ago

We are So Very Sorry to hear of the Loss of Jinx. Our Deepest Condolences to Linda & Family. May all the Wonderful Memories You shared Warm Your Hearts at this most difficult time. We will miss Him, His humor & Most of All His Friendship.
May He Rest in Peace
Sincerely, Jim & Christine Irvine

Edie McAndrew
2 months ago

My deepest sympathy to the Armstrong family. Jim always had a joke or funny story whenever I ran into him. He was a friend to all. May he rest in peace

Mary Jane Orcutt
2 months ago

Sending love to the Armstrong family. I have such fond memories of Jim.

Jo-Ann Sacco
2 months ago

I was so saddened to read of Jim’s passing. I always enjoyed running into him, he was always so fun to chat with. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you Rest in peace Jim
Sincerely Jo-Ann and Fred Sacco

Bob Sherring
2 months ago

I’m sorry to here the passing of your father he was good friend and roommate we had a great time together he will sorely missed

Terry Styles
2 months ago

Sending our deepest condolences. I worked with Jimmy at Edscha plus he was a dear friend. Always fun and loving. You will be dearly missed my friend 💔 ❤️

Trina Hogg & Jason Carusetta
2 months ago

Sending our condolences Julie, Lulu, Bunchy, Aaron and Families. Jim was such an amazing character. We have such great memories of him with lots of laughs. He will be truly missed. Sending love to you all xo

Mary (Grimstead) McVicar
2 months ago

Dear Linda, Julie, Aaron, Andrew, Lauren & families. My love and condolences to all of you. Cousin “Jinx” will be so missed. I always looked forward to seeing him at family functions or (usually) while grocery shopping. He was such a joy to be around and as always quite the entertainer. Rest in peace dear cousin. ❤️

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Ray and Monica Orcutt
2 months ago

Our deepest condolences to the family. Army was one of a kind- he will be missed.

Don Jones
2 months ago

Have known Jim since we were playing ball together as kids. Saw him off and on and we always had a laugh together. Rest in peace, my friend.

George Morasse
2 months ago

Jinx & I were classmates @ Mohawk College 1967. He played on the B-ball team & I was on the Hockey team, He was a veery good player & lots of fun to be around,
He’ll be greatly missed. Condolences to the family,

Brian Nicholl
2 months ago

My deepest condolences to the entire Armstrong Family. Jim was a dear ally and Brother from our Edscha days. We bargained many contracts together always filled with many laughs no matter how tough things were going! Jimmy ALWAYS knew how to lighten the mood. Rest in Peace my Dear Brother

Jonathan Baglieri
2 months ago

Sorry to hear of the loss of a good man. Enjoyed working with him and laughing with him over the years at the city. He will be missed.

Shane Davis
2 months ago

So long ago; fellow students in Notre Dame. Always a nice guy. Jim and his brother loved playing football and the team was good. Sincerest condolences to all the familes

sam monteleone
2 months ago

So sad to read of my dear friend jimmys passing. I go back with jim to the municipal pool days and later we worked together for the city of niagara falls. For over fifty years jim and i haved always talked laughed or had a drink together. My deepest condolences to all jims families and friends he will be missed dearly.

Morrine French
2 months ago

I have fond memories of Jim from back in the 70’s when we each lived on Lundy’s Lane, as young married couples, both beginning our families. He was such a kind, fun loving guy. My condolences to all Jim’s family and friends. Rest in peace.

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Cnf parks
2 months ago

Rip jim

Best parks crew

Mark Coleman
2 months ago

Jim was always a great neighbour and friend. He would watch over my place when I was away, and I could count on him day or night to check things out if required. Sometimes in the middle of the night he would go over to see if something was wrong.
He always had a twinkle in his eye and a story to tell about any number of topics. No topic seemed to elude him. He will be missed. He had a great sense of humour.

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John and Anne MacDonald
2 months ago

Sincere Condolences to the Armstrong Family. Jim was a great and friendly guy to be around. A neighbour, from around the corner, we enjoyed his waves and conversation, while walking his dog.

Mike & Linda Armstrong
2 months ago

RIP cousin! Our sincere condolences to Linda, Julie, Aaron, Andrew, Lauren and families. Love to you all!


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