In Celebration of

Paul Armstrong

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Paul on January 22, 2018. Taken from us far too soon, he will be greatly missed by his loving wife Susan, daughters Elyse and Gabrielle, and daughter-in-law Lisette. His mother Preciosa, siblings Maggie (Pat), Belinda (Rob), Astrid (Gino), Christopher (Maggie), and nieces and nephews will be lost without their son, big brother and uncle.

A devoted husband and father, there is nothing he loved more than spending time with his family and friends. He has been a beacon of strength and has brought such joy and love into our lives. His sage advice, kindness, and the values and life lessons he shared with us have been and will continue to be our inspiration in life.

A highly respected leader in the Public Service (IRCC and CBSA), Paul dedicated his life to serving others. He fostered innovation and inspired leadership and motivation in his teams. Paul’s integrity, his passion for his work, his quiet yet engaging style, his sense of humour, and his “Paulism’s” will continue as a source of inspiration for all those who worked with him, especially in challenging times.

Family and friends may pay their respects at a visitation on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwwood Avenue, Ottawa. A Celebration of Paul’s Life will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Beechwood’s Sacred Space.

In lieu of flowers, donations made in Paul’s name to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation – Multiple Sclerosis Clinic would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made online, by phone 613-761-4295 or mailed to The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, 737 Parkdale Avenue, 1st floor, Box 610, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 1J8. Memories of Paul can be shared at


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Luisa Di Paolo (Family)

Entered January 24, 2018 from Etobicoke, Ontario

Although my heart is broken by this sad news, it is also filled with love and memories of our dear Paul. Paul will be missed beyond words.
My sincerest condolences.

Frances Bilodeau (Colleague)

Entered January 24, 2018 from CPC Sydney

I always looked forward to Paul's visit when he came to Sydney or his calls to the office. He was very well respected wherever he went. He had a great sense of humor. His dedication was unwavering making anything he put his mind to turn into a success. To his Family and Closest Friends - May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time. I will always remember Paul fondly and feel lucky to have had the pleasure of knowing him.

Karen Kenniphaas (Co-Worker/Family Friend)

Entered January 24, 2018 from Ottawa, On

My heartfelt condolences to Susan and Family.
What an amazing, strong, empathetic, kind, gentle and incredible being Paul was.....much too soon indeed.
Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.
The Kenniphaas'

Micheline Robichaud & Darren MacAskill (Employee)

Entered January 24, 2018 from Sydney, Nova Scotia

It saddens my heart to hear of Paul's passing. My deepest sympathies goes out to his family.
It was always a pleasure to see Paul on his visits to the CPC Sydney office. IRCC will not be the same and he will be dearly missed.

Micheline and Darren

Jay Hollohan (Work collegue)

Entered January 24, 2018 from Sydney Nova Scotia

Paul was a great leader and inspiring person. I will always remember him for how he brought our region to where it is today. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace.