Donald Mervin Armstrong passed away peacefully with his family by his side, at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Thursday April 11th, 2024, at the age of 75 years.

Beloved husband of Penny for 55 years. Son of the late Percy and Vivian Armstrong. Loving father of Cory (Connie), Tracey (Cameron), Jason (Kim), and Jeremy (Leigh). Adored by his grandchildren Nicholas (Linda), Brittany (Chris), Nathan (Mackenzie), Sarah, Summer (Dominic), Isabel, Percy, Connor and great grandchildren Charley, Myah, Aurora and Greyson (predeceased). Fondly remembered by his sister-in-law Nancy, and by his many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

A sincere ‘thank you’ to the doctors and nurses in the ICU, Palliative Care Unit, and Home Care Team for their warm compassion for Don and his family.

As was his wish, cremation will take place and a private gathering in his honour with family and friends will take place at a later date.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the West Parry Sound Health Centre, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Gone Fishing

I thought I’d better let you know
The reason I’ve gone missin;
I’m where there’s ten-pound angelfish,
That’s right I’ve just gone fishing;

A man named Peter at some gates
Asked if I had permission.
My angler’s licence got me in.
And now I’m happy fishin.

The waters here are crystal clear;
Better than the Pickerel River,
You get a bite at every cast,
In this lovely Heaven river;

My old Dad’s casting by my side,
And my dear Mom I’m a Kissin;
Don’t worry all I’m happy here,
Yes I’ve simply just gone fishin.


Our hearts go out to Penny and family. He will be greatly missed by all.

-Jim and Donna Alexander

Penny and Family, my deepest condolences to you! Donnie has been a great friend since our Nobel School days..and beyond! Please take care of yourself! Patty

-Patty Forbes

I cannot tell you how much my heart hurts for you all. To my dearest sister Penny and my niece and nephews, you are all in my thoughts at this time. Remember all the good times and talk about them. You were all very loved by Donnie and he will be watching over you. You have a guardian angel in heaven now. Lean on each other, support one and other. I love you all very much. Hope to see you soon. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

-Sandra and Stan Vicic

Deepest condolences, Penny and family. We’re thinking of you all during this difficult time.
The Crocker family xo

-Barbara Crocker

Penny and family, we are thinking of you at this time. Our deepest sympathy.


So sorry for your loss, sending sincere condolences to the family

-Hector Lebert

My sincere condolences to the family.

-Rolland Cascanette

Our condolences to the Armstrong family from myself and Nancy Roy. Our hearts feel your loss and wish you peace.

-Clifford Roy

Penny, so sorry to see Don has passed. Will stop by to see you and cinnamon.

-debby crossman

Penny: We are so sad to hear of Donnie's passing. Larry has lots of memories of them at work and I just plain like him because he was a great guy. Know that we are keeping you and your family in our prayers. We are truly sorry. Larry and Roxann Armstrong

-Roxann Armstrong

Penny & Family, I am so very sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Sending my deepest sympathies. Fawn

-Fawn Parks

Penny and family, My condolences to you all. I will continue to think of Don each year as I plant my garden, always thankful for the seeds he shared and our talks of gardening!

-Leigh Weeks

Cory, sorry for your loss.


Very sorry to hear of your loss. I was fortunate to work with Donnie at the hydro shop. Lots of laughs and lots of fun.

-Randy Johnson