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Armstrong, Karen Ann Mary Cecilia

Karen Anne Armstrong, beloved wife of David James Armstrong of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Foothills Medical Centre surrounded by her family after a three year struggle with Inflammatory Breast Cancer on Friday, June 25, 2004 at the age of 46 years.

Karen was a warm and giving person, always thinking of others before herself. She was born to Kenneth and Marjorie McDermid in Ottawa, ON on August 4, 1957.

She will be sadly missed by her loving husband David, and her three terrific sons, Joshua, Ryan, and Tyler. She is survived by her siblings, Neil (Ann) McDermid of Moose Jaw, SK, Brenda (Doug) Bryan of Kanata, ON, Eric (Mary) McDermid of South Mountain, ON, Lana (Jeff) LeClair of South Mountain, ON, and Donna McNeilly of Mountain, ON. She is also survived by her father-in-law Jim Armstrong and brother-in-law Dale (Stacey) Armstrong, of Calgary. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

Karen was predeceased by her infant son Matthew, her father Kenneth McDermid, and her mother-in-law Nellie Armstrong.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (404 – 4th Avenue North, Cochrane, AB) on Monday, June 28, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. To forward condolences go to In lieu of flowers if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Saunders-Matthey Foundation For Breast Cancer Research, 56 Kinmount Private, Kanata, ON K2T 1K3, Telephone: ( 613 ) 592 6164 Facsimile: ( 613 ) 592 2741 email:

In living memory of Karen Armstrong, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Matthew Armstrong

    I’m saddened to hear that my cousin Karen passed away. I only met her once when I was 8 years old and visited Canada. Now at the age of 40 I realise how much I have missed and can still remember Karen even though I was so young. I would love to get in contact with my family again and hope one of them will read this and get in touch. R.i.p Karen xxxx

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