William Armstrong

Obituary of William Armstrong

ARMSTRONG, William Hanlan “Willy” -age 74 of Enfield, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 11, 2017 in the Palliative Care Unit, Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro.

Bill was born on August 19, 1942 in Brighton, ON. He was a son of Mary Armstrong and the late Earl Armstrong.

Bill proudly served his country for 25 years as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. Bill served in Chilliwack, BC, Petawawa, ON (Canadian Military Engineers, 4 Field Squadron), Lahr, Germany, Gagetown, NB; and Halifax, NS.

Bill finished his career in Halifax operating Jetty Crane C with DND Dockyard and retired with 43 years of loyal service to the Public Service.

Bill enjoyed a good game of crib and playing darts. He enjoyed working in his garden and taking drives through the countryside. He will be missed by his little dog, Lucy.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sharon (Ogden); children, Christopher (Irene), Samantha Shields and Justin; grandchildren, Austin, Benjamin, William, Madison, Kaitlyn and Emma. He is survived by his sisters, Marlene (Neil) Wannamaker and Brenda (Peter) Anderson; and remembered by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, John.

Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. No visitation by request. A family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation or the VON Colchester East Hants Branch.

Condolences, words of comfort and memories of Bill may be shared with the family at www.ettingerfuneralhome.com