Brian Armstrong

Obituary of Brian Edward Armstrong

Brian Edward Armstrong

October 24, 1952 – August 14, 2021


It is with great sadness that the family of Brian Armstrong announce his passing on August 14, 2021 at Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan.

Brian leaves to mourn his wife of 45 years and best friend,  Joyce; children: Sherri, Danny and Michael, grandson Hunter and his mom, Kim King;  parents Moe and Flo Armstrong; sisters Maureen Safinuk and Charlene (Loren) Sproat;  mother-in-law Liz Laczko;  sisters-in-law Rosie (Johnny) Perrot and Bev (John) Fau;  brother-in-law Glen Laczko;  numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and his loving pet, Kitty.

Brian was predeceased by his grandparents: Elizabeth and Hillyard Armstrong, Katherine and Walter Lindsay; father-in-law, Bill Laczko; and uncle George Armstrong.

Brian was born on October 24, 1952 in Melfort, Saskatchewan. He attended school in Star City, Saskatchewan, then went on to earn his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Saskatchewan.  He will be remembered for his positive attitude, his easygoing, friendly manner, and the way he always made visitors feel welcome.  Brian loved sports and, as a younger man, played fastball, curling, basketball and badminton. He earned the Athlete of the Year Award in grade 12 and continued to enjoy sports for the rest of his life.

He and Joyce went to many antique sales, as collecting antiques was their passion.  Brian spent hours in his garage refinishing furniture which he would then resell.
Brian always loved the lake, so it was no surprise when they ended up owning and operating the Esso gas station at Waskesiu. They sold it and purchased the Idalodge and became partners in Armstrong Hillcrest Cabins, eventually taking over the family business which his family continue to run.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Assembly Hall in Waskesiu Lake, SK on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of other tributes, please send donations in memory of Brian to the Canadian Cancer Society, #2 – 630 45th Street West, Saskatoon, SK S7L 5W9 Condolences may be sent to the family at  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gray's Funeral Chapel, (306) 922-4729.




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