Condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of our OPP Association active member Detective Sergeant Jeffrey 'Army' Armstrong of the South Bruce OPP Detachment, who died after a courageous battle with cancer. We have lowered our flags at OPP Association Head Office in his honour.
More details can be found on the official obituary by clicking on this link
. The obituary is also copied below.
Peacefully on Saturday, March, 13, 2021 surrounded by family. Beloved husband and best friend of Kathleen, loving father of Grey and Alexander. Jeff will be greatly missed by his parents Jean Armstrong and John Armstrong (Carol), his sister Janice (Steve) and nieces Hailey and Peyton. Jeff was a proud member of the Ontario Provincial Police for twenty years. He was a dedicated officer, who took great pride in protecting the community. Jeff was fondly referred to as ‘Army’ by his colleagues. He started with the OPP seeking a rewarding career, but what he found was a second family. The support of his fellow officers, and colleagues, was so appreciated this past year. He was touched by everyone’s kindness and unwavering support. Jeff loved to travel. He was planning to travel extensively upon retirement. Jeff was quite adventurous and had hoped to spend half of his time abroad helping those less fortunate. He enjoyed woodworking in the garage, whether it be making charcuterie boards, bird houses or flower boxes. He spent many happy hours smoking meats in the backyard, with his countless secret seasonings. Jeff enjoyed going for rides on his motorcycle, where he was able to relax and reflect. If asked, Jeff would say that his greatest accomplishments were his boys. He loved Alexander and Grey with his whole heart. Jeff was proud of the young men that they had become, and of their various accomplishments. He will definitely continue watching over them and being their biggest supporter. Thank you to Dr. Rowley and his staff, Kathy of Bayshore Homecare, and the staff at the Grand River Hospital and the Grand River Cancer Centre. A special thank you to Dr. Califaretti. She was conscientious, attentive and caring. Jeff was blessed to have her overseeing his care. A celebration of life will be held for close family and friends, once Covid restrictions are lifted. In lieu of donations and in Jeff’s honour, please consider an act of kindness for your family and friends. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home.
Below is a photo of the flags at OPP Association Head Office today lowered in memory of Jeff.