ARMSTRONG, John "Barry"

After a lengthy illness, at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, on Friday, July 9, 2021, at the age of 76.  Dearly beloved and devoted husband of Lynda (née Taylor) for 55 years.  Champion, Supportive and Proud Dad to Kimberly Armstrong (John) and Jennifer Lorette (David).  Cherished and engaged Grandpa of Brock, Tyler, Madison and Runar.  Survived by his brothers Robert (Mercedes), Donald and Frank (Ellen) and sister Judy (Hudson Ayres).  Brother-in-law of John Taylor (Donna) and predeceased by Robert Taylor.  Predeceased by parents Jack and Muriel Armstrong.  Special thanks to Dr. Shupak and doctors and staff at St. Michael’s Hospital and the PSW’s for their exceptional care at home.  Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).  A celebration of Barry’s life will take place at Lakeridge Links Golf Club by invitation only.  Donations in memory of Barry to St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.  Online condolences may be shared at

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  • Jul 12, 2021

    John and Donna Taylor
    For someone who was always so active the past few years couldn’t have been easy, yet Barry always had a smile, a joke and some kind words. He will be missed by everyone that knew him; however, particularly by his family. A life well lived.
  • Jul 12, 2021

    John & Brenda Pittens
    Our condolences to you Lynda and all your family. Our prayers are with you for your loss of Barry. I will miss our visits we had in the past. Barry was always a gentleman in all the things that he organized and participated in. He was was always proud of the grandchildren whether it was music or golf or just sharing his time with them. He truly will be missed by many.
  • Jul 12, 2021

    Doug Terry
    It is with shock and dismay that I learned of Barry's passing. We recall and have fond memories of the time we spent at Birch Cove Campground and our fun times boating and enjoying our golf games at Erin Links. He will be fondly remembered. Please accept my sincere condolences.    
  • Jul 12, 2021

    Barb Kane
    Thinking of you Lynda ❤️ Kim and Jenn and families,
    I have great memories of our times at Birch Cove ,
    Barry playing and singing at the campfires, our amazing 
    Boat trips he will be remembered by many.💙
  • Jul 12, 2021

    Barb and David
    Jenn,Dave and family,we are so sorry for the loss of your beloved Dad/Grandpa.May your memories of time spent together comfort you in this time of sorrow.Sending our condolences to you,your dear Mom and family,God Bless
  • Jul 13, 2021

    Irvine Little
    Linda and family  I am sorry to hear about Barry. It has been while since I spoke with Barry. I really enjoyed the golf games
  • Jul 13, 2021

    Cheryl and David Munro and Family
    Dear Lynda, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you , Kim, Jennie and families at this sad time. I have many fond memories of Barrie from  our younger days with the family and more recent ones from our last visit with him in Florida. His pride in his family was always evident. He will be missed by so many. Our deepest condolences to all.
  • Jul 13, 2021

    Duncan & Sharon Smith
      Our sincere condolences to Lynda and family.  We have been friends for over 60 years.  There was 6 of us and we have kept in touch all along.  Now we are 5.  Rest in peace our good friend.  We will miss you.
  • Jul 13, 2021

    Moira Stephenson
    So sorry to hear of your loss Lynda and family. I am sure Jack  will enjoy meeting up with Barry for a round of golf. My thoughts are with you. 
  • Jul 15, 2021

    Doug & Marg Armstrong
    If tomorrow starts without me, 
    If tomorrow starts without me, 
    And I'm not there to see, 
    If the sun should rise and find your eyes 
    All filled with tears for me;
    I wish so much you wouldn't cry 
    The way you did today, 
    While thinking of the many things, 
    We didn't get to say.   
    I know how much you love me, 
    As much as I love you, 
    And each time that you think of me, 
    I know you'll miss me too;   
    But when tomorrow starts without me, 
    Please try to understand, 
    That an angel came and called my name, 
    And took me by the hand,  
    And said my place was ready, 
    In heaven far above, 
    And that I'd have to leave behind 
    All those I dearly love.   
    But as I turned to walk away, 
    A tear fell from my eye, 
    For all my life, I'd always thought, 
    I didn't want to die.   
    I had so much to live for, 
    So much left yet to do, 
    It seemed almost impossible, 
    That I was leaving you.
    I thought of all the yesterdays, 
    The good ones and the bad, 
    I thought of all that we shared, 
    And all the fun we had.   
    If I could relive yesterday, 
    Just even for a while, 
    I'd say good-bye and hug you 
    And maybe see you smile.   
    But then I fully realized, 
    That this could never be, 
    For emptiness and memories, 
    Would take the place of me.   
    And when I thought of worldly things
    I might miss some tomorrow, 
    I thought of you, and when I did, 
    My heart was filled with sorrow.   
    But when I walked through heaven's gates, 
    I felt so much at home. 
    When God looked down and smiled at me, 
    >From His great golden throne, 
    He said, "This is eternity, 
    And all I've promised you.
    Today your life on earth is past, 
    But here life starts anew.   
    I promise no tomorrow, 
    But today will always last, 
    And since each day is the same way, 
    There's no longing for the past." 
    So when tomorrow starts without me, 
    Don't think we're far apart, 
    For every time you think of me, 
    I'm right there, in your heart.
    Remembering all the great times we had at the trailer park back in the 70's!
    Blessings and praying for the family,
    Doug & Marg
  • Jul 17, 2021

    Kevin & Jill Tomlinson
    Lynda, Jenn, Kim and families, we were sorry to hear about the passing of Barry.  Barry and Lynda were great neighbours of ours for many years.  Barry enjoyed golfing as we would see him practice his swing in the backyard and then teaching the boys to golf.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.  
  • Aug 26, 2021

    Terry and Alex Czernienko
    Dear Lynda, as a new neighbour at the Villas of McLaughlan Heights we have only known you and Barry for a short time.  Barry was always happy to drive by with his scooter and stop for a chat.  His sense of humor,  wittiness 
    and life stories are greatly missed.  

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