Obituary of Gerald Kaye Armstrong

Armstrong, Gerald Kaye

(89) passed away Monday, May 16, 2022 at University Hospital, London, ON recently of Tilbury, ON. Gerald, born at home in Mersea Twp., Essex Co. to Fred (1989) and Violet (Voakes) (1987) Armstrong, was the dear spouse of Linda (Metcalfe, 2015). Gerald is survived by sister-in-law Doreen Armstrong (the late Francis 2014) and his children Dianne Lenarduzzi (late Carl, 2021), Fay Collard (Murray), Kaye (Velma) and late Barbara (1979). Gerald took great interest and pride in his grandchildren David Freeland (Dawn), Danny Armstrong (Jodi), the late Lainie Sallmen (2015) (Jay), Ashley Lenarduzzi (Jake) and Ricky Armstrong (Miranda). He will be forever missed by his great grandchildren Taylor, Lucas, Logan, Jaydan, Ben, Will, Reg, Kaelyn and Jackson. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. Gerald attended SS#5 Public School and later Wheatley High School. Following in his father’s foot steps, he farmed for many years on the tenth concession, Mersea Twp. He was a member of the Grand Orange Lodge of Canada, Goldsmith United Church, Comber United Church and Wheatley Grand Squares. Gerald loved baseball, hockey (one of the Directors of the Blytheswood Mic Macs in 1970s) and stock cars and in his later years, he enjoyed camping, square dancing and travel. Special thanks to the hospital doctors, nurses and staff at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Hospital and University Hospital, London. A private graveside service was held at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Leamington according to Gerald’s wishes. Arrangements entrusted to Reid Funeral Home 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631). Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort at If desired, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Dad never lost his love of the land and spent many hours tending to the grave markers and memorial trees of family members in his retirement – we buried a farmer today and will miss the simple and gentle man we loved.