Ronald Robert Armstrong

August 27, 1952November 8, 2020

Passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, November 8th, 2020 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Born on August 27, 1952 in Halifax, he was the son of the late Gerald Robert and Sheila Mae Armstrong (Hilchie).

Ron started his working career as an Electrician with Portland Electrics (1977) and since mid-1990s was a valued employee at the HRM Traffic Division where he was due to retire in Spring of 2021.

Ron is survived by his three children: daughters Gabrielle, Dartmouth; Jillian (Brian) and grandchildren Emmett and Grayson, Chicago and son Buddy, Ontario. Brothers: Michael (Janet), Mount Uniacke, Christopher (Belinda), Waterville, sisters: Patricia (David), Dartmouth, Karen (Bruce), Lake Echo and Deanna (Greg) also of Lake Echo. Nephews: Michael, Justin, Liam and Colton; niece Breanne.

There will be a graveside service that will take place on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax at 1:00p.m. Masks must be worn. There can be groups of up to 10 people, social distancing six feet apart. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Make A Wish Foundation.

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Anne Sherwood

November 17, 2020

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Ron was a great help to me when I was learning about the Halifax Traffic signal program. I learned so much from him.

My thoughts are with his whole family at this time.

Anne Sherwood

Miranda MacLean

November 16, 2020

I am deeply saddened by the news of Ron’s passing. I worked with Ron in the HRM Traffic department. He would come sit in the office and chat daily with us all. I’m going to miss him. Condolences to the family. May Ron rest peacefully.


Kathie O'Laney

November 16, 2020

My deepest condolences to Julia, Gabi and Buddy. Ron was a great guy. Love you all.

Kathie and George

Ray MacLean-Foley (Foley)

November 14, 2020

I am saddened with Ron's passing. Went to Prince Arthur with Ron. He was one of the good ones. RIP Ron.

Donald White

November 13, 2020

I was a neighbour of Ron. He lived on Chadwick and I was on Renfrew. I remember going to Prince Arthur Jr High with him and his brothers. I also spent a lot of time with his sister Patricia. I remember the family well. Years later we met up again when he moved into a house up the street in Eastern Passage. More recently I often ran into him as he was working and I was delivering medicine for a local pharmacy. Ron was always upbeat and had time for anyone.
He will be missed.

Phil & Alma Johnson

November 13, 2020

It is hard to put into words when you hear of someone you have known for a lot of years has passed. We met Ronnie through bowling at the Kmart Lanes and our summer bowling league, you could always count on a good time when Ronnie and his buddies were present. RIP buddy, you are gone way too soon.

Sarah Durnford

November 13, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about your passing Ronnie, I have not seen you in a lot of years but I will never forget the good times we had bowling. You are gone but I will never forget you. RIP my friend.


Gloria Cull

November 13, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss. My husband and I bowled on a bowling league over 30 years ago with Ron. He was a great guy. So friendly, and we had a great amount of laughs over the years. Many years after the bowling, it didn't matter where you ran into Ron, he knew your name and that smile was contagious. Condolences to all his family and friends. Ron, we will catch up when we meet again. RIP Ron, bless you.

Cindy Tomblin

November 13, 2020

I met Ron and Julia through our daughters being friends. Ron was a wonderful father and his actions and words demonstrated his love for his children. He was a very nice person. Rest in Peace Ron!

cindy goldsworthy

November 13, 2020

My sincere condolences, so sad to hear about Ron, a great guy he will be missed , Prayers for his family during these hard days ahead xox


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