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ARMSTRONG: Lois M. (Sweitzer) of Exeter

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On April 17, 2016 @ 3:58 PM In Exeter,Obituary | 64 Comments

ARMSTRONG: Lois M. (Sweitzer) of Exeter

Peacefully, at the Exeter Villa on Saturday, April 16, 2016 Lois. M (Sweitzer) Armstrong in her 89th year.  Loved wife of Irvine (Irv) Armstrong of Exeter for over 67 years.  Dear mother and mother-in-law of Paul and Linda Armstrong of London, Peter and Eleanor Armstrong and Bill and Linda Armstrong all of Exeter.  Lovingly remembered by her grandsons Ben, Ryan, Brent, Chris and Scott and her great-grandchildren Lauren, Jayden, Madison, Brayden, and Brynlee.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Jim and Fran Sweitzer of London.  Predeceased by her parents Aaron (Jake) and Viola Sweitzer and her brother and sister-in-law Ralph and Claudette Sweitzer.  In 1986 Lois and Irv were honoured with the ‘citizen of the year’ award for the town of Exeter.  For 10 years Lois enjoyed hosting bus trips throughout Canada and the U.S.A.  She was a charter member of the Exeter United Church women, past-president of the Exeter Kinette Club,  and a member of the curling club.  Lois also taught sewing for 10 years at night school in Exeter.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, one west of Main, Exeter on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 20th at 11 AM with Bob Heywood officiating. Cremation with interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Exeter United Church would be appreciated by the family.

Condolences for the family of “ARMSTRONG: Lois M. (Sweitzer) of Exeter”

Condolence from Marjie &Tom Westerveld on April 17th, 2016 4:33 PM

Irv,,,Peter ,,,and the family,,so sorry to hear of Lois s passing,,, you are in our thoughts and prayers

Condolence from Melonie Miller on April 17th, 2016 5:42 PM

Our sympathy to Pete, Eleanor and the Armstrong family….
Barry and Melonie Miller

Condolence from John and Joyce Morgan on April 17th, 2016 5:45 PM

To Irv and families,
We were very sorry to hear of Lois’ passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. She was a great lady, one of kind. Remembering the happy times. Hugs Joyce and John

Condolence from Eugene and Linda Webber on April 17th, 2016 7:55 PM

Irv and family:
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Condolence from Steven Thomson on April 17th, 2016 8:13 PM

So sorry for your loss Paul.
Sue, Brin, Kahlan and Steve

Condolence from Claire and Winona Hoffman on April 17th, 2016 8:14 PM

Irvin and all the Armstrong family
Sorry to hear of Lois passing.My heart and prayers go out to you all at this sad time.
Claire & Winona.

Condolence from Maurice &Ruth Ann Haist on April 17th, 2016 8:17 PM

Irv and family, our sincere condolences in the loss of a dear wife, mother and grandmother. We had many enjoyable camping trips with the both of you as members of the nomads. Remember the good times and our thoughts are with you at this time. Maurice and Ruth Ann

Condolence from Kim Newman on April 17th, 2016 8:30 PM

Irv and family
I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Lois. May Gods blessing be upon you all during this difficult time.
Kim Newman

Condolence from Ross and Marlene Mathers on April 17th, 2016 8:42 PM

To Irvine and Family: Our sincere sympathy on the loss of a dear wife and mother Lois. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Mary Lou Thomson on April 17th, 2016 9:29 PM

Irv & family: Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of a dear wife, Mother and Grandma. Lois enjoyed a long life involving herself in numerous community organizations. May precious memories help ease your sorrow.
Mary Lou Thomson & Jack Hodgert

Condolence from Deb Gehan on April 17th, 2016 9:36 PM

Dear Peter,Eleanor and family
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family..
Sincerely Deb and Bob Gehan

Condolence from Diane Sweitzer on April 17th, 2016 9:38 PM

I would like to send my condolences to all my Armstrong Cousins & Uncles. I have many fond childhood memories spent with Aunt Lois when mom used to bring me for visits. Dan & I will be there to show our respects on Tuesday evening.

Condolence from Tom & Muriel Dalrymple on April 17th, 2016 9:55 PM

Thinking of you…..Tom and Muriel

Condolence from Teresa on April 17th, 2016 10:23 PM

Irv and Family. Sorry to hear about Lois. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Teresa Hendriks

Condolence from Kendra Craig on April 17th, 2016 11:37 PM

My deepest condolences to you Irv and the entire Armstrong family. May the many wonderful memories you have get you through this difficult time.

Condolence from Jason Bourne on April 18th, 2016 12:11 AM

Irv, Bill, Paul, Scott and Family.

I am deeply saddened to hear of Lois’ passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Dave Frayne and Cathy Cade on April 18th, 2016 6:53 AM

To all of the Armstrong Family: Sorry to learn of Lois’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Brad & Cathy Gregus on April 18th, 2016 8:21 AM

Lois was wonderful contributor to our community, taking the lead in many initiatives, and could be counted on to help out wherever the need. Lois & Irv’s sense of community spirit and volunteerism resonated in their sons as well, all whom have greatly contributed to quality of life we enjoy here. Lois is a terrific example of a life well lived.

Condolence from Exeter Villa on April 18th, 2016 9:15 AM

The residents and staff of the Exeter Villa send their heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts

Condolence from Vera Armstrong on April 18th, 2016 9:42 AM

Thinking of you at this time. Treasure your memories

Condolence from Carol & Craig Davidson on April 18th, 2016 10:20 AM

Our deepest & most sincerest is extended to all of you. Please know you are in our hearts & thoughts
Craig & Carol

Condolence from michael higgins on April 18th, 2016 10:37 AM

Irv,Paul,Peter and Bill,
We will all miss Lois in many different ways. She lived a good life and truly put family first. As our entire family gets smaller and we drift futher apart we must remember the great times we all ahve shared together. RIP Lois and God Bless you all!

Michael Higgins and Family

Condolence from Yvonne and Howard Hendrick on April 18th, 2016 1:20 PM

Dear Irv and family. Sincere sympathy to you all in the passing of Lois. She was a great lady.

Howard and Yvonne Hendrick.

Condolence from Lorne & Margaret Hern on April 18th, 2016 1:33 PM

Dear Family,
Our family paths have crossed at many times, and in many ways over the years. Lois and Irv were often part of the happenings with shared laughter and story as memories were created. Now we share one more life event that connects us all. We remember Lois for her smile, her laughter , her interest in family and her contributions to the Exeter community. Lois lived her life well ! We remember Lois with joy.
Sincerely Lorne & Margaret

Condolence from Ken and Lois Ottewell on April 18th, 2016 3:01 PM

Irv. and family,
Our deepest sympathy to all of you! We remember warmly our years in Exeter and our contacts with all the family —- and especially with Pete and Eleanor. May memories of your years with Lois sustain and comfort you and “May God hold you in the Palm of His Hand.”

Ken and Lois Ottewell,
St. Ives, B.C.

Condolence from Jillian McBurney on April 18th, 2016 3:49 PM

Dear Uncle Peter, Aunt Eleanor, Ben, Ryan & Family,
I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your mom Uncle Peter.
We are thinking of all of you.
Love Jill, Jamie and Kylie

Condolence from Tom and Carol Arthur on April 18th, 2016 3:54 PM

Our sincere sympathy to all of you. You are in out thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Karen L Brown on April 18th, 2016 4:03 PM

To Bill and all of the Armstrong Family,
My condolences to you on the passing of your mother and grandmother. In the days ahead I hope that your tears will turn to smiles as the years of memories surround all of you.

Condolence from Preston Nancy Haskell and Family on April 18th, 2016 6:26 PM

Our heart felt sorrow for your loss Remeber many Family Christmas’s and New Years gatherings
Peace be with you at this time

Condolence from Nancy and Preston Haskell on April 18th, 2016 6:30 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss Remeber many family celebrations and gatherings Peace be with you at this time

Condolence from Dianne Maclachlan on April 18th, 2016 7:18 PM

Sorry for the loss of a mother and wife she will be missed and loved

Condolence from Marion McCarter on April 18th, 2016 7:43 PM

Irv Paul Peter Bill and families
So sorry for your loss of Lois. This is a sad and difficult time for everyone both young and old. May her memories
become treasures as you go forward one step at a time and she will be in your hearts forever. Deepest Sympathy
Marion McCarter

Condolence from Edith, Brian and Iny Vickerman on April 18th, 2016 8:03 PM

Caring thoughts are with you at this time. May the happiness you all shared be warmly remembered and may those memories help ease the pain of your loss.

Condolence from Karen and Bill Boswell on April 19th, 2016 7:39 AM

So sorry for your loss Paul and family. We know how much your Mom meant to you from hearing stories over the years. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Karen and Bill

Condolence from Bill& Audrey Rowe on April 19th, 2016 7:44 AM

Sincere sympathy to each of you at this time. It is never easy losing a loved one. Bill, Audrey & Larry Rowe

Condolence from Larry & Sandra (McLellan) Hern on April 19th, 2016 9:16 AM

Dear Irv and all your Family,

We extend our sympathy to you all in the loss of Lois. She was such a feisty, one of a kind lady! She loved her family and her community as well as enjoying good times with friends. May all your cherished memories of those happy times eventually replace the hurt that your hearts are feeling right now.

Condolence from Tony and Fran Relouw on April 19th, 2016 9:22 AM

We are sorry to hear of Lois’s passing and we send you our sincere condolences. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time

Condolence from Donna Perry on April 19th, 2016 11:33 AM

To the Armstrong Family – Sorry to hear of Lois’s passing. I have lots of good Nomad memories and your family will have lots of wonderful memories. With Deepest Sympathy Donna Perry and Jim Perry

Condolence from Jim, Carol and Elizabeth on April 19th, 2016 2:45 PM

To the Armstrong and Sweitzer families. Sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jim Carscadden, Carol Joyce and Elizabeth Carscadden
St. Philips, Newfoundland

Condolence from Joan and Dave Goddard on April 19th, 2016 3:17 PM

Irv and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Condolence from Cliff and Elaine Webber on April 19th, 2016 3:48 PM

Peter, Eleanor, Ryan, Ben, and Tanya,

We will see you tomorrow for Mom/Grandma’s Memorial Service.

Love through the years,

To Irv and Family, thinking of you all now as you share stories and memories of Lois with friends, family and neighbours. I just know you have had a good afternoon with lots to share and lots to laugh about. Perhaps even a tear or two. A celebration of a good and interesting life.

With deepest sympathy, Cliff and Elaine

Condolence from Barney and. Beth Clarke on April 19th, 2016 4:12 PM

To The Armstrong Family
We are thinking of you during this difficult time.

Condolence from Dianne Gerstenkorn Weber on April 19th, 2016 6:00 PM

Irv and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Remember she will walk beside you forever but only silently.

Condolence from Rob and Sharon Dale on April 19th, 2016 6:09 PM

Dear Peter, Eleanor and Armstrong family our sincerest condolences on the loss of your dear Lois. Keep your memories of her close to your heart and she will always be with you. Rob and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time.
Sharon & Rob Dale

Condolence from Gary and Kathy Simpson on April 19th, 2016 7:10 PM

To the Armstrong family – our sympathy is extended to you at this sad time.

Condolence from Kelly Bowen and Andrew Kellman on April 19th, 2016 8:16 PM

Our deepest condolences to to Irv and all the family.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kelly Bowen and Andrew Kellman

Condolence from Gabbie and Margaret mol on April 19th, 2016 8:16 PM

Our sympathy to the Armstrong family I have very fond memories of having Lois as tour escort on several bus trips Special the trip to the East coast She made me pick up a rock from every province we travelled trough to be put in her garden Sitting behind me in the bus she sure kept me awake with her constant conversations Great memories . Our prayers are with your .

Condolence from Marilyn Waldeck on April 19th, 2016 8:59 PM

Irv,Pete , Eleanor and family-sorry to hear of your loss of Lois. Your trust and faith will lighten the sad times and your memories will always be there . Thinking of everyone at this time. God Bless.

Condolence from Larry and Joyce Black on April 19th, 2016 10:08 PM

Irv and family and Sweitzer family – Sincere sympathy in the passing of Lois. She lived a good life, traveled many miles and was involved in the Exeter community for many years, and always had time for a chat. Take care of each other at this sad time.

Condolence from Mary & Jim MacGregor on April 19th, 2016 10:10 PM

To all the Armstrong family – Lois was quite a lady, full of life. Treasure your memories of those good times and more to come with your Dad. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Mary and Jim MacGregor

Condolence from Jim & LInda Dietrich on April 20th, 2016 7:31 AM

Peter, Eleanor & Family,
Our deepest sympathy, so sorry for your loss

Condolence from Bev & Isa Rabbets on April 20th, 2016 8:55 AM

The Armstrong Family: We were sorry to hear of Lois’s passing. Many fond memories of the years in Exeter.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time
Bev & Isa Rabbets

Condolence from Margaret Brintnell on April 20th, 2016 9:26 AM

To: All of the Armstrong family

I extend my sympathy to all of you on the loss of Lois. Everyone of you will have so many great memories to cherish.

Condolence from Dan Heywood on April 20th, 2016 9:30 AM

To Irvin and family. Sorry to hear of Lois’s passing. I trust the wonderful memories will replace your sadness in time.

Condolence from Wendi Schwindt on April 20th, 2016 9:54 AM

Dear Peter, Eleanor and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Lois…thoughts and prayers for you at this time.

Condolence from Mary Moffatt on April 20th, 2016 12:34 PM

Irv and family.
My sincere condolences to all of you. May your many wonderful memories of times together bring comfort to you.

Condolence from Julianne Varley on April 20th, 2016 3:56 PM

Thinking of you

Condolence from Carolyn & Brittany Parker on April 20th, 2016 5:53 PM

Irv and family,

Sincere sympathy to you all in the passing of Lois, you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Carolyn & Brittany Parker

Condolence from Bill&Marion Armstrong on April 20th, 2016 6:22 PM

Brent, Alisha and family, sorry to hear about the loss of your grandma. I extend our sympathy to you and all your family at this sad time.

Condolence from Shirley Southcott on April 20th, 2016 8:19 PM

Irv and family,

Sincere sympathy to you all in the passing of Lois, you all are in my thoughts and prayers. She was a Beautiful person and she will be missed.

Condolence from Norm and Kay Tripp on April 21st, 2016 9:33 AM

To the Armstrong Families…,,We offer our sincere condolences…….knowing your love for her will help you at this difficult time….Norm and Kay

Condolence from Dave and Jo-Anne Sweitzer on April 24th, 2016 12:13 PM

Irv, Paul, Peter, Bill and your entire families. We are truly sorry to hear of the passing of Lois. She will surely be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, grand mother, great-grand mother, sister and aunt, with sweet memories entrenched in all our hearts forever.
Deepest condolences go out all of you in this time of grief.

Condolence from Alice and Jerry MacLean on April 26th, 2016 4:14 PM

Irv. And Family, Nice to have known Lois. She always had time to visit, and had a smile. Yes…you will miss her, but someday you will be reunited. In the meantime, keep her memory alive in your hearts, think of all the good times, and call her name often! So sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Marjorie Pryde on May 1st, 2016 11:22 AM

My condolences to Irvine and family on the passing of Lois. Her memory will be in your hearts forever.
Sincerely, Marjorie Pryde

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