“So long, and thanks for all the fish”

We’re celebrating the life of Geordie Armstrong who passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011. He is loved and missed by his wife, Maureen, his three children Amy (Lee Mulcahy), David (Michelle), and Beth and his grandchildren Benjamin and Rowan. Born to Elgin and Clara Armstrong on February 3, 1950, Geordie grew up in Hamilton with his sisters Georgia and Helen and, when in Killarney, Ontario as a Junior Ranger, at age 17, met the love of his life, Maureen. Married during the ’72 Summit Series, Geordie and Maureen moved from Hamilton to London before settling in Little Current. A dedicated teacher his entire life, after graduating from McMaster University and UWO’s Althouse College, Geordie taught in London, on Manitoulin Island, in Espanola and Sudbury before retiring from Armstrong Public School in 2010. Geordie’s interests were many and varied; an avid reader and sports fan (Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays, Hamilton Ti-Cats), his lifelong love of learning, cooking, music, and fishing are but a few that he shared with his family and friends. His sarcastic humour, the way he put everyone before himself, his inability to suffer fools and the way he could strike up a conversation with anyone are only part of the legacy that will carry on in his memory. Geordie will be remembered as a member of the Little Current Lions Club, a ringette coach, a Library Board member, a Sudbury Rock Hound, a founding member of Manitoulin Volleyball and co-host of the Annual Armstrong Scavenger Hunt. The family would like to extend special thanks to all the 7th floor nursing and support staff at Sudbury Regional Hospital for their support and compassionate care. You are invited to join us for a celebration of Geordie’s life. Come and share food, drinks and happy stories in our home, after noon, on Saturday, June 4, 2011. Donations to the House of Kin in Sudbury, Ontario would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences can be sent to