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ARMSTRONG, Aubrey Andrew 1

  • Born: 10 Apr 1896, Saint John, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada 1 2 3
  • Marriage: CRAIG, Jessie Evelyn about 1942 in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada 1 2
  • Died: 15 Dec 1952, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada aged 56 2
  • Buried: 1952, Saint John, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada 2

bullet  Facts and details for Aubrey Andrew Armstrong:

He lived at 59 Mecklinburg Street in Saint John, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada in 1918. 3

He registered for military service in WWI on 15 Apr 1918 in Saint John, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. 3 On the declaration form he is described as having a fair complexion, blue eys and brown hair with a 30-inch chest.

His obituary was published in the Ottawa Journal on 16 Dec 1952. It read as follows:

Aubrey A. Armstrong
Widely Known Banker Dies

Long an outstanding and widely known senior officer with the Bank of Nova Scotia, Aubrey Andrew (Army) Armstrong, manager of the Hintonburgh branch of that bank in Ottawa, died suddenly on Monday night at his residence, 167 Huron avenue.

In apparent good health Monday, Mr. Armstrong had been at his desk in the Hintonburgh branch as usual, later visiting Parkdale United Church. He was at home when he suffered a heart seizure and died late last night. The death of "Army" Armstrong, as he was affectionately known, will come as a great shock to a host of banking associates and friends not only in Ottawa, but throughout Canada.

The body is at Hulse and Playfair's, where the service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Dr. Norman Coll, of Parkdale United Church.

Interment will be at Saint John, NB.

During the nine years Mr. Armstrong had been in the Capital, he had become well known not only as a banker, but also through his membership and keen interest in a wide range of community activities.

Born and educated at Saint John, NB, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Armstrong. He was married at Toronto to Jessie Craig, who survives.

Joining the Bank of Nova Scotia at Saint John many years ago, his ability, efficiency and popularity were recognized with successive appointments which included periods of service at Calgary, at the bank's head office in Toronto, and as a member of the inspection staff.

Prior to his first appointment at Ottawa nine years ago, Mr. Armstrong had served as a senior officer in many and varied capacities across Canada.

He came to Ottawa as manager of the Rideau street branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia. Laterly, he had been manager of the Hintonburgh branch, corner of Wellington street and Rosemount avenue.

His sudden death brought to a close more than a quarter of a century's service with the Bank of Nova Scotia.

Mr. Armstrong was a valued member of Parkdale United Church. He was a member of Saint John Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Lodge and the Ottawa Shrine Club.

He was a charter member of the West End Men's Business Club, and a member of the Laurentian Club, the Canadian Club and the Ottawa Board of Trade. Mr. Armstrong was also treasurer of the Elmdale Home and School Club at the time of his death.

Surviving, besides his wife, are one son, Alan, and a daughter, Anne, both at home; with two brothers, Vernon and Frank Armstrong, both of Saint John, NB.

Upon hearing of Mr. Armstrong's sudden death, both H. L. Enman, president of the Bank of Nova Scotia, and C. S. Frost, its general manager, expressed profound regret by telephone to his family from Toronto.

Expressing their sympathy to his family, they described his death as "a great loss to the bank which he has served so faithfully and efficiently during his lifetime".

Thomas A. Boyles, manager of the Main Office branch in the Capital, said Mr. Armstrong's death marked the loss "of a sincere friend and colleague who has served his many friends in Ottawa and elsewhere". 2


Aubrey married Jessie Evelyn CRAIG about 1942 in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada.1 2 (Jessie Evelyn CRAIG was born on 6 May 1904 in Bright, Oxford, Ontario, Canada,1 4 died on 23 Jan 1990 1 4 5 and was buried in 1990 in Chesterfield, Oxford, Ontario, Canada 5.)



1 Bob and Anne Bower.

2 "Aubrey A. Armstrong, Widely Known Banker Dies," (Ottawa)The Ottawa Journal, 16 Dec 1952, p. 9.

3 Canada Aubrey Andrew Armstrong; digital images, Canada, CEF Declaration Papers, 1914-1918(accessed 28 Nov 2015).

4 Family Tree, Brantford Craig Family: https://www.ancestry.ca/family-tree/person/tree/40966768/person/19558900057/facts?_phsrc=oLS71&_phstart=successSource.

5 "Find A Grave," database (www.findagrave.com : accessed 11 Feb 2019), Jessie Evelyn Armstrong.