A resident of Wheatley, Francis Armstrong passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the age of 86. He was born in Mersea Township, Ont. and was the son of the late Fred & Violet Armstrong. Loving husband of Doreen (Wright) for 63 years. Dear Dad of Sandra & Pete Freele, David & Lorrie Armstrong. Proud Grampe of Samantha & Gary Langlois, Kassandra Armstrong & Zack Belleau. Dear brother to Gerald and Linda Armstrong; brother-in-law to Glen & Pat Wright. Francis is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He farmed on the Ninth Concession of Mersea Twp. for many years before moving to Wheatley. He was a member of the Wheatley United Church, Lions Club and the Xenophone Lodge in Wheatley. He was inducted into the Essex County Agriculture Hall of Fame and was active in many agriculture organizations. He enjoyed being Santa’s helper, socializing at Jack’s Coffee Shop and selling tickets for the Lion’s Club. Most of all he liked to be known for a good story. Family and friends will be received at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service to celebrate Francis’ life will be held in the Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Janet Brigham & Rev. Glen Wright co-officiating. Interment to follow at Erie Cemetery, Wheatley . As your expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Parkinson Society or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.