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Memorable Manitobans: Royal Kitchener “Roy” Armstrong (1902-1985)

Banker, community activist.

Born in 1902, he came to Brandon in 1951 where he was involved in a number of volunteer activities, including the Arthritis and Rheumatism Society, Victorian Order of Nurses, Children’s Aid Society, YMCA, United Way, Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts, Provincial Exhibition, Festival and Music and Speech Arts, International Peace Garden, Brandon College, Sanatorium Board, civic affairs and fraternal work. He served as President of the Brandon Community Chest (1954-1955), Brandon Rotary Club (1956-1957), and Brandon Chamber of Commerce (1959-1960), a member of the Brandon City Council (1964-1965 ), and Chairman of Canadian centennial celebrations in Brandon (1966-1967). In recognition of his community service, he was given a Manitoba Golden Boy Award (1967) and a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977). He and wife Florence ? (?-1981) had a son. He died at Calgary, Alberta on 2 May 1985.

Sources:

“Roy K. Armstrong, aldermanic candidate,” Brandon Sun, 24 October 1964.

“Manitobans honoured by Golden Boys,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 November 1967, page 1.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 7 May 1985, page 18.

Royal Kitchener Armstrong, MyHeritage.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 June 2019

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