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Armstrong, Darwin



In Loving Memory of Francis Darwin Armstrong

April 8, 1943 – October 15, 2023  

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Darwin Armstrong at home after a valiant and short battle with cancer. Darwin was a long time resident of Parkville, B.C. He brought a lot of fun and laughter to his community. Darwin was the eldest of the late Frank (1965) and Ethel (2008) Armstrong of Keeler, Sask.

He grew up in Keeler and spent his life between Keeler and Parkville. Darwin married Maren Alger of Rowletta on June 16, 1972. In the 1980’s they moved from Keeler to Parksville. They were very active in Parksville. Darwin was predeceased by wife Maren just a year ago.

He is survived by his son Brad (Maleah) and their children Mackenzie and Carter of Qualicum Beach, B.C. Jason (Susan) of Parksville, and Andrea and Family, Eric, Greg and Maggie of Junction City, Oregon. As well he is survived by his brothers Craig of Burns Lake, B.C., Wray of Calgary, Alberta, and Randy (Colleen) and their children, Abbey and Emmett of Mill Bay, B.C.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Mark Whittington for being his caregiver and Pastor Steve Chambers and his wife Brenda for being so kind to Darwin. A celebration of Life for Darwin will be held on Friday, November 17 at 1 pm from Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 795 Island Highway West in Parksville.  Unfortunately, the church is not able to livestream the service. Darwin’s ashes will be interred beside Maren at Yates Cemetery on Saturday, November 18 in Parksville. For those wishing to make a donation to their favourite charity in memory of Darwin would be greatly appreciated. 

May blessings surround you Darwin. We love you very much and will miss You always. 

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