Armstrong, Alan William
It is with heavy and grieving hearts that we announce the death of our loving Alan at the age of 48 years. Devoted Dad to Siena, Thea and Liam. Dearly loved son of Rosemary and Bill Armstrong and dear brother of Rob (Becky) and Scott (Jennifer). Also survived by the mother of his children and dear friend, Marlys Neufeldt, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Alan grew up in Port Colborne and Mississauga and achieved his degree in Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 1994. He worked 2 of his co-op terms in Italy, where he gained a firm grasp of the Italian language and cooking, attributes which remained with him throughout his life. He worked as a project manager for corporations in Waterloo, Toronto and California. Alan founded, nurtured and operated his own niche market research firm known as Eigenworks Inc. growing it from its infancy in his Toronto garage to a beautiful office facility in Guelph. An avid jazz enthusiast and musician, he formed his first jazz band in high school known as Don Valley and The Parkways. He played his saxophone in many venues across Toronto, K-W, San Francisco, Italy and many other areas. Also interested in the arts, Alan was asked to critique a book written by a theological professor/mentor of his and displayed a broad and intelligent intellect across many areas of interest. He was a blessing to society and will be sorely missed by all whose lives he touched.
Friends will be received at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home (Hart Chapel), 1099 Gordon St., Guelph on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 3-6 p.m. A funeral service will be in the funeral home chapel on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 3 pm. with Pastor Michele Rizoli officiating.
A Public graveside and committal service will be conducted by Rev. Rob Hurkmans at Overholt Cemetery, Port Colborne on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 11 a.m.
If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association or the Ignatius Jesuit Centre, Guelph as expressions of sympathy. Online donations and condolences can be made at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com