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Armstrong, James “Jim” Allan – CLEAR SKIES JIM!!

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of James (Jim) Allan Armstrong, who died tragically in Stouffville, ON as a result of a helicopter crash, on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at the age of 51. Jim was the son of Lois and Allan (predeceased) Armstrong and is survived by his brother Andy (Sylvie). Fondly remembered by his nephews Alex, Danny and his niece Madeleine. Survived by his stepmom Doreen Armstrong, stepsisters Lisa Brooks and Lianne Demers. Sadly missed by his aunts and uncles, Gloria (Ron) Sirkka and Kent (Cherry) Armstrong. Jim will be greatly remembered by his cousins Debbie Fortin, Jeff (Jane) Groom, Glenn (Shannon) Groom, Mike (Grace) Sirkka, Jeff Sirkka, Tim Geden and Tony (Wendy) Geden. After graduating with a diploma in Business Administration from Cambrian College, Jim later discovered his passion for flying helicopters. He pursued this passion as a lead flight instructor with Essential Helicopters in North Bay, ON, where he will be dearly remembered by staff and students alike. He was happiest when in the air! He enjoyed a lifetime of laughter at the family camp in Whitefish Falls, ON. A place near and dear to our entire family. In keeping with the family’s request there will be no visitation or service. A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held at the Ambassador Hotel, 225 Falconbridge Rd., Sudbury, on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 pm. Bring your memories. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the charity of your choice. Jim will be dearly missed by all those he touched!

2 Condolences

  1. We will all miss you, Jim. You are family. Thank you for all that you have shared with us over these many years. Thank you for being a good friend and mentor and, as Bruce says, for being a damn good helicopter pilot. Thank you for your ready and infectious smile. Thank you for letting me make a fool of myself (and Bruce at my instigation) at 2000 feet — singing Happy Birthday to you without knowing that the Tower heard every note. You enjoyed my red face then! I will never make my pickled carrots again without thinking about you. Thank you for the pride with which you pinned on our son’s wings. You were his friend first and then his mentor and finally his instructor. You will not be forgotten. Ever.

    Michelle and Bruce Lawrence and Family

    Posted by:The Lawrence Family
    September 30, 2018
  2. Jim was not only a wonderful educator, he was a good friend to our son Quinton who graduated in 2017. Condolences to his family, friends and to everyone at Essential Helicopters.

    Posted by:The Ladd Family
    September 29, 2018

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