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Robert ‘Bob’ Armstrong

Posted By Egan Funeral Home On July 5, 2020 @ 12:01 pm In Bolton Area,Obituaries | 34 Comments

Armstrong Robert Web

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at Matthew’s House Hospice, Alliston, on Friday, July 3, 2020, Bob Armstrong, at the age of 67 years, beloved husband of Sue Armstrong.  Proud and loving father of Sam and Carly.  Dear brother of Randy and Cynthia Armstrong, Loree and Jerry Beniuk.  Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Bob was the President and CEO for Grupo Modelo Canada, most notably the brewers of Corona Beer.  He retired in 2010 and became a widely respected consultant to the Craft Beer Industry. 

Due to COVID restrictions, there will not be a funeral service at this time.  A private memorial service will be announced at a later date. 

Arrangements by Egan Funeral Home, Bolton (905-857-2213). 

If desired, memorial donations may be made to Matthew’s House Hospice (www.matthewshousehospice.ca/donate-today). 

Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com

Condolences for the family of “Robert ‘Bob’ Armstrong”

Condolence from Frank & Claire Grelo on July 5th, 2020 7:32 pm

To Sue, Sam, Carly and family
Our deepest condolences for your loss.
May God grant Bob eternal rest.
There are many beautiful and fond
memories that Bob shared with us.
We will never forget those.
With love and prayers,
Frank, Claire, Melissa and Rosanna

Condolence from Beverly Furer on July 5th, 2020 7:36 pm

Dear Susan, Sam and Carly,
I am so very sorry for your loss.
May Bob’s memory be a blessing for each of you, always.
Much love,

Condolence from Irene Rutherford on July 5th, 2020 7:59 pm

So sorry for your loss
Dave and I remember Bob very well. The Corona guy as my hubby called him.
Hugs to you all

Condolence from Mike Babcock on July 5th, 2020 9:23 pm

To the entire Armstrong family we send along our sincere condolences for the loss of Bob.
We were shocked and saddened by the news of his passing. My he be in all your hearts forever and never forgotten.
Our prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

Mike and Cheryl Babcock
8 Reddington Dr Unit 1

Condolence from Eric Conroy on July 5th, 2020 10:00 pm

We are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a tremendous individual, bigger than life. He will always be in our thoughts. Our memories of him are happy ones that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. Our deepest condolences to Susan, Sam and Carly.

Condolence from Peter Hnatiw on July 5th, 2020 10:22 pm

Very sad news. He was always a gentleman and well respected in the business community. My condolences to Sue and the girls.

Condolence from Rick Morris on July 5th, 2020 11:26 pm

Please accept my condolences.

Condolence from Debi & Don Waite on July 5th, 2020 11:42 pm

Words fail us today.
Thinking of you Sue and Army.
Sent with love and great sadness.
– Debi & Don

Condolence from Cameron LIndsey on July 6th, 2020 8:58 am

So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a personable kind gentleman. He was always genuinely interested in others and offered a helpful hand whenever he could . We had many pleasant visits. Bob will be missed by many. My sincere condolences to his family.

Condolence from CONNIE ZITO on July 6th, 2020 8:58 am


Condolence from Mary Lynn Beaven on July 6th, 2020 9:43 am

Dear Sue
We are deeply saddened to hear that Army has died.
Our hearts and thoughts are with you and the girls today.

-Mary Lynn and Jim

Condolence from Becky Lindsey on July 6th, 2020 9:44 am

My deepest sympathies. While I did not know Bob closely, he was generous with his time and wisdom – he helped me to get started in my career in the beer industry. Wishing you comfort, love, and support in your loss.

Condolence from Frank Fournier on July 6th, 2020 11:30 am

Dear Susan,
I am so saddened to hear of your loss of the big guy. Although we haven’t seen or been in touch with you or Bob for many years, I have lots of fond memories of our many social events together and fun times.

He was always so happy with that unique smile of his. He will be greatly missed by all. Susan, please accept my sincere condolences.

Frank Fournier

Condolence from Joe and Frances Marini on July 6th, 2020 12:39 pm

We are deeply saddened by Bob’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Ray Boyle on July 6th, 2020 1:48 pm

Dear Sue,
I am sorry for your loss. Your road traveled has had a sad and disappointing turn.

Condolence from John Young on July 6th, 2020 1:49 pm

So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. A wonderful colleague from my days at Molson’s.

John Young

Condolence from Dave Martin on July 6th, 2020 5:21 pm

Sue and family,
I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Bob was such a wonderful man, so friendly and genuine with his interest in people and willingness to support.
I will always remember Bob’s amazing and surreal stories over lunches that always provided many laughs.
Thinking of you now.

Condolence from Jan White on July 6th, 2020 8:43 pm

Dear Sue and Family,
I was so sorry to hear about Armie.
My memories are far reaching of the laughs and shananagins we all
use to get up to.
I can’t imagine how you and
the girls are doing at this time,
but please know my thoughts
and prayers are with you all
at this very difficult time.


Condolence from Rich Andrews on July 6th, 2020 9:51 pm

Dear Sue and family,

I am so very sad to hear the news that Bob has passed away.

Bob was a wonderful person and I will always be grateful for the opportunity that he gave me as a young man entering the world of full-time work post university. Bob hired me as a sales rep at Santa Fe Beverages and this started what has been for the most part, over 30 years in the beverage industry for me. It might have never happened if Bob had not seen past my lack of experience and given me a chance.

I remember Bob as a strong leader and being incredibly passionate about his business. Results and fun both came together! Most importantly, I remember having lunch with Bob several years ago after reconnecting, and seeing the big smile he had on his face as he shook my hand and gave me a big hug. “Hi pal” as he would always say. We talked about business for about 5 minutes and the conversation then shifted to family for the next two hours. Bob talked about you Sue and was so proud of Sam and Carly. He just seemed so content with life.

God bless Bob (“Army”) Armstrong and may he rest in peace.

With deepest sympathy,

Rich Andrews

Condolence from Anja Seager on July 7th, 2020 1:53 pm

Dear Susan:
So sorry to learn of Bob’s passing…may your treasured memories and the love and support of your family sustain you during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathies.

Chuck & Anja Seager

Condolence from Lindsay Corrigan on July 7th, 2020 2:29 pm

Dear Sue, Sam & Carly,
We were saddened to hear of Bob’s passing away. Bob’s next ventures along with a family update were always topics when you spoke to him over past years. Without a question, the updates on his next trip with Sue and paths of Sam & Carly were proudly supplied.
We hope the many memories of good times help you all during this difficult time.

Our sincere condolences,
Lindsay & Kelly Corrigan

Condolence from Larry Gee on July 7th, 2020 4:23 pm

Very surprised and saddened by Bob’s passing and at such a young age. My sincere condolences. Sue, you may not remember but you and Bob, with Sam and Carly, attended our 40th wedding anniversary on the lake in Collingwood in 1998. I retired in 2001, as President of the LCBO, and live full time now in Collingwood. Sounds like you have lots of loving family and friends to comfort you.

Condolence from Lise O’Neill on July 7th, 2020 6:45 pm

Sue. I am so so sad to hear about Bob’s passing. I have many fond memories of our Molson Corona days, dinners and outings with both of you. Dan had the highest regard for Bob both as a businessman and person. He was kind and lovely to me. Big giant hug to you and the kids. I am so sorry for your loss.

I am sure you know that Dan died suddenly on May 17. We are just getting over the shock. Not sure when the sadness will fade. Pam Freeman too just lost her lovely husband John. It is too sad.

Sue. If you ever want to call and chat i would love to connect. 514-975-7704

Condolence from Erin Rigby on July 8th, 2020 8:41 am

Dear Sue, Sam , Carly and family. I was so deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Bob. “Army”. I look fondly back at my time with Santa Fe Beverages and the strong “family” bonds forged with everyone there, due in no small part to Bob. I worked for Bob for 8 years . He was such a warm, wonderful, happy person, with his ever present smile and his genuine interest in those around him. He was always so supportive, a mentor, but most of all, he was a such great friend to me. We would periodically meet up for lunch over the years, and he always shared news of his family, that he was so proud of. Sue, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
With My Deepest Sympathy
Erin Rigby

Condolence from Janine on July 8th, 2020 9:10 am

Dear Sue,

Peter and I were so sorry to hear about Bob. Our thoughts are with you and your girls.

Janine and Peter

Condolence from Claire Ewart on July 9th, 2020 9:57 am

Dear Sue, Sam, & Carly, …….We are so deeply saddened to hear of your loss of Bob. There are so very many fond memories of both our restaurant and Muskoka times together.
What a wonderful husband, father & friend……..may God bless you .
Claire & David.

Condolence from Katie MacDonald on July 9th, 2020 1:12 pm

To the Armstrong family,
Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. I still remember interviewing with Bob at MMI many years ago and I so much appreciated his love for getting to know people and sharing stories about his family. The Monday morning meetings to talk about our weekend was always such a joy. He was a kind and passionate leader and will no doubt be missed by anyone who knew him.
May God bless you all.


Condolence from George Chalmers on July 9th, 2020 3:31 pm

Sue we were deeply saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. We shared some fun times and have some fond memories and those will always be with us. Our thoughts are with you Please accept our sincere condolences to you and your girls
Donna and George xxoo

Condolence from Lynn Gore on July 10th, 2020 10:33 pm

Dear Sue, Dear Sam, Dear Carly,
I just heard your sad news and am finding it hard to find words to convey how shocked and sad I am to read you have lost you beloved partner and father. Such a gentle giant towering up so high to reach the sky. He never needed to say a whole lot; his eyes and smile seemed to let you know he was there if you needed anything. I am so deeply sorry for your loss, for the ache in your hearts. Tears….I am so sorry Sue, Sam and Carly. Warmest love, Lynn

Condolence from Nancy mackewicz on July 13th, 2020 5:16 pm

Dear Sue so very very sorry to hear about Bob. He was by far a favourite customer as he was such a pleasant and kind individual and always treated all of us with such respect. And then years later the pleasure of working with you, a perfect couple. Prayers to you and your family.

Condolence from Emil Simon on July 13th, 2020 6:03 pm

To , Sam and Carly…I can hardly type this message because your Father was so , so special..It is certainly emotional….

As you know, we worked together at Molson/SantaFe for several years. He was the Sales Director and I was the Marketing Director. Normally, these two positions clash, but in the case of “Army”, we always had a good time , a lot of fun, and a very special working and personal relationship.

We travelled together on many memorable trips to Mexico and within Canada and had many neat experiences.

He always tried to help me and I learned so much from him. Even when my son Scott was looking for one of his first jobs, your Father was so instrumental in hiring him…

Your Dad had a big heart and tried to help so many people!! What an amazing person your Dad was…

To Sue, you know I can easily fill pages of memories with Bob, from golf outings, Indy racing, trips all over, etc., One of my best memories of Bob was when I first met you! A match made in Heaven. He always spoke highly of you and loved you so much.

Nothing can replace “Army”. A big Man with and even bigger heart…

Lots of Love to you and your Children, I will forever miss Bob….

Emil Simon

Condolence from Peter J. FIsher on July 20th, 2020 12:23 pm

Sue-I wanted to take a moment to offer my deepest sympathy and condolences to you and the girls on Bob’s passing.
I always enjoyed any time spent with Bob and your family & always appreciated his high energy outlook on life as well as his tremendous business acumen.
We had some great discussions as you know over the years.
He will remain in my thoughts always.

Best regards,


Condolence from George on September 25th, 2020 9:11 pm

So sorry to hear the news about Bob’s passing from Colin Chedore. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time
George & Caroline Couttie

Condolence from Ferg Devins on October 26th, 2020 11:42 am

As time passes, it is still hard to believe that Bob has left us. He was a colourful character in the beverage alcohol business, transcending so many areas of the industry from wine to beer to craft beer to imports to “manufacturing”. Fond memories. Deepest sympathies to family and friends.

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