Armstrong, Terry (Therese Roy)

July 3, 1924 – January 11, 2014

Terry was born in Camp Lister B.C. and lost both parents when she was very young. Her first language was English but she proved a quick study learning French fluently in public school in Falher, Alberta. She graduated from high school in Picture Butte and at age 17 moved to Calgary to support herself. She married Dr. William (Bill) Terrance Armstrong in 1949 and the young couple lived briefly in Vancouver, Kamloops and Vernon before settling in Revelstoke to raise their growing family. After 15 years in Revelstoke the family moved to Rossland, BC. Terry and Bill retired to Langley, BC in 1986.

Terry is predeceased by husband Bill and brother Eugene Roy. She will be missed by children and their spouses, Gerry (Sandy Chalmers), Joanne (Randy Taylor), Rick (Donna Davis), Larry (Marsha Scott), Glen (Mary Tkachyk), Donna, Ken (Denise Lacombe), sister Marilyn Hain (Tony), 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and friends.

Terry raised her family in a home that never saw a store-bought loaf of bread, cake or cookies and whose kitchen table was the envy of all. We will cherish and pass on to the grandchildren and great-grandchildren the many beautiful knitted and crocheted afghans, sweaters and other treasures she made for us all over the years. Mom’s memory will live on in our hearts, her many recipes in our kitchens and in kitchens everywhere and her hand-crafted treasures in our homes.

The family would like to thank all those at Evergreen Heights, Peace Arch Hospital and the Irene Thomas Hospice for their kind care and support.

A funeral mass followed by a tea will be held at the Star of the Sea Catholic church in White Rock on January 17, 2014.

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