Anthony Charles Armstrong

September 7, 1951January 17, 2012

Sept. 7, 1951 - Jan. 17, 2012 The powerful, creative, talented, generous spirit that was Tony passed peacefully on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at Cascade Hospice in Chilliwack. While Tony wanted to live, he knew the catastrophe of pancreatic cancer. He made each step easy on family and friends by accepting his medical condition, getting his affairs in order, and keeping his humour and insight razor sharp. He had closed his company FUBAR Electric and passed the torch for his many projects. Left to miss him most are his family: wife Karen Saenger, mom Phyllis, brothers and their families (Jim and Eileen, Shannon, Jeff, Brendan and Sara; Jo, Owen; Andy and Marilyn, Clayton, Kody; Gerry and Caroline), dad-in-law Adolf, sisters-in-law and their families (Susan and Phill, Ellen and Cameron, Maya, Jessie and Anja). Tony was predeceased by his dad Bob, sister Rosalie, mom-in-law Lotte, and nephew Morgan. Seldom reverent, Tony was a man of ever-ready contradictions: uncomplicated yet complex, tough but soft, exuberant yet cautious, shy yet engaging, critical and compassionate. He brought the same curiosity, wonder, and affection to the care of small critters as to the workings of the universe. Special thanks to Drs. Winston and Brown at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Dr. Bull at the Cascade Hospice for their personal attention and care. Nurses too numerous to mention will never be forgotten for the gentle and dignified way in which they treated Tony. Please, no flowers. Donations to Tony’s cat friends at the Chilliwack Safe Haven (49843 Chilliwack Central Road, V2P 6H3) or the Chilliwack Hospice Society (45360 Hodgins Ave, Chilliwack V2P 1P5) would be truly appreciated. A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 27 at the Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home (45865 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack). Reception to follow at the St Thomas Anglican Church Hall (46048 Gore Ave.). Arrangements under the direction of Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, Chilliwack, BC.


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Molly Ungar

February 4, 2012

With great sympathy to Karen and her family.

January 28, 2012

The Chemo room just isn't the same without your awesome sense of humor. I had to work today so I couldn't make it to the service and I wore my "hillbilly" top so you would know I was thinking of you! Meeting you and Karen was so special you left a place in my heart.....that will always be "FUBAR" lol
I will always remember you're Yoga buddy Love Janice Paul RN
Abbotsford Cancer Center

January 27, 2012

Knew Tony since he was a young boy nicknamed "Toad," a distinctive individual in a family of distinctive personalities. John Donne said "Any man's death diminishes me...." Yes. We are all diminished by Tony's death, and the bell tolls for us all, not just his family, with whom we all mourn.
-Fred Calhoun

Phill Murray

January 27, 2012

Thanks for your great sense of humour Tony and all the trees. All the best from Phill

January 24, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to Karen and Tony's famiy for their loss.
Tony was a very giving and generous person with his time and help
for those of us who met and knew him
From The Korosec(egghead) family