Obituary of Charles Armstrong
Armstrong: Charles John
Charles John Armstrong, born on October 15th, 1942, in Timmins, passed away on January 3rd, 2024, at the Timmins and District Hospital, the age of 81.
Growing up in Timmins with his sister and brothers, Charles cherished the bonds of family and the
memories they created together. His loved deeply his daughter, Kristen, her husband Stephen, and
grandson, Malcolm. He also leaves behind his siblings Elizabeth (Paul), Paul (late Debbie),
John (Pam), his niece Katherine, nephews Neil and Alex and his many friends. He is
predeceased by his parents George and Helen Armstrong.
Throughout his life, Charles was passionate about various pursuits. He had a profound love for trains,
motorcycles, and cars, which often became topics of engaging conversations for him. They were also a way to keep him busy in his retirement, tinkering on his vehicles and literally working on the railroad. An adventurous spirit, he embraced the slopes with enthusiasm, being an avid skier. It is fitting that he was skiing, indulging in one of his favorite activities, on the day he departed from us.
Chuck will be remembered for his zest for life, his love for his family, and his unwavering passion for the things he cherished most. He leaves behind a legacy of warmth, adventure, and love that will be fondly remembered by all who had the privilege to know him. He had a career of over 25 years of service at General Motors, which was more than a job. While he enjoyed his work, the people at GM were a more a second family, where he made life long friendships.
Visitation will be held at the DeStefano Funeral Home 1289 Keith Ross Drive in Oshawa on Wednesday January 10th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. A Memorial service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday January 11th at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, or the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation.
May his soul rest in peace.