PAUL WILLIAM ARMSTRONG
After a courageous battle with lung and diabetic complications Paul began his peaceful journey to heaven on July 18th, 2023 in his 72nd year. Paul was surrounded by Teresa his wife and soulmate and their loved ones in his final hours. Paul was an inspiration in the way he embraced his final challenge, so full of faith and love. Paul is survived by his loving wife Teresa (nee Hisko) of Peterborough. Step-father of Alex Talwood (Susan), Scarborough, Janis O’Heron (Greg), Peterborough, Heather Meagher (Paul), Ennismore, and Paul Melcher (Emilia), Pickering. Step-grandpa of 4 and step-great-grandpa of 7. Sister Cathy Haws of Collingwood. Pre-deceased by his parents the late Ralph and Mary Armstrong of Guelph and 1 step-grandson. Fondly remembered by his Uncle Ron and Nephew Justin. Paul will live in all their hearts forever and will love them dearly.
Paul was born and raised in Lindsay, Ontario. Paul was a man of faith and enjoyed many church families in various communities over the years. He worked for General Motors, General Electric and later became a Coach Canada bus driver for 25 years. After his retirement he moved back to Peterborough and enjoyed many leisure hours at Activity Haven and made a lot of new friends. Paul was an avid traveller and enjoyed music, pets and RV-ing. He had a huge smile and huge heart and always took the time to stop and chat to everyone he met.
His favourite scripture that provided comfort throughout his life is from Revelation 3:20 (NIV) the words of Jesus: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” And the family has comfort knowing that Paul is now sitting at the table with his Lord and Saviour.
Friends are invited to Riverside Community Church, 1040 Hilliard St, Peterborough, on Saturday August 12th at 2:30 P.M. to provide condolences to the family. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 3 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Humane Society (Ontario SPCA).