It is with great sadness that we announce that our brother Bill (William) Armstrong passed away April 10th peacefully in his sleep while at the Drumheller Hospital.
We sincerely thank the staff of the hospital for all their care of Bill during his stay. It was very much appreciated by the family.
Bill was born January 24, 1948 and turned 72 this past January. He is predeceased by his Father, Buster December 20, 1981; Mother, Annabelle February 11, 2019; Sister Pat, April 2, 2009, youngest sister Sue Anne in 1964 and great niece Emma January 8, 2018. He is survived by brothers Ben (Terry) and Rick (Harriet), one niece, three nephews as well as 6 great nephews and nieces.
Over the years Bill worked with neighbours; in Drumheller at EO Parry’s, Harpers and Fountain Tire; with brother Ben in the oilfield and at Armstrong Auto while helping brother Rick on the farm. For the last twenty years he was employed by the Wheatland County at the Hussar transfer site until his official retirement April 1, 2020.
Bill enjoyed his coffee and weekly cribbage at the Hussar Sundowners. He was also an avid trap shooter and a member of the Hussar Fish and Game Club. He served on the Hussar Lutheran Church as a trustee for the last two years and enjoyed the many visits by Pastor Dan.
Due to our current economic issues and the pandemic the family will be having a closed service at the Hussar Cemetery and a celebration of life at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Emma Armstrong Memorial Scholarship Fund or Hussar Sundowners.