It is with sadness we announce the passing of Marilyn Kathleen Armstrong (Hall) on March 17, 2021. Marilyn was born October 20, 1930, in Lindsay, Ontario to Ronald and Kathleen Hall. She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. She is preceded by her husband, Howard Austin Armstrong. She is survived by her daughter Kathleen Parry (John), Sammamish Washington, sons Robert, Barrie, Ontario, and James, Milton, Ontario, grandchildren Jonathan Parry (Jess), Kittery Maine, Laura McLane (Ryan), Logan Utah, Nicholas Armstrong, Waterloo, Ontario, Timothy Armstrong (Elise), San Francisco, California, and Grayden Armstrong, Barrie, Ontario.
Marilyn was a lifelong learner and led an active life. She began a teaching career at Lambton Kingsway School teaching Grade Two. She initially retired from teaching to raise her family only to return as a teacher-librarian in the elementary and high school. She retired as the teacher-librarian at Philip Pocock High School. After retirement, she volunteered as one of the first information officers at the Living Arts Centre, Mississauga.
She was active in the Retired Teachers Women’s Association, participating in their social and craft group.
Marilyn loved to read and was an avid knitter. She shared her love of reading and crafting with her grandchildren. She was proud of her grandchildren and had a special relationship with each of them.
Marilyn loved life and her wish is that we pray for her based on the prayer below.
“Thank you, my Lord and God, for your many blessings and care. Hold tightly to us this day. I Love you. How great thou art!”
A private funeral will be held on Thursday, April 8th, 2021 at Turner & Porter Neweduk-Erin Mills Chapel.
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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.