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Julie (Nee Escher) Armstrong

June 12, 1969 — October 3, 2018

June 12, 1969 – October 3, 2018

Julie Armstrong, beloved wife of Rick, loving mother of Braden, Findlay, and Jorja, daughter of Alfred Escher and sister to Rick, Caroline, Allan, Anika and Anjo, passed away on October 3rd after a battle with cancer which she faced with courage and grace.

Born and raised in Calgary, Julie was a truly unselfish person who always put others ahead of herself.  Julie took great pleasure from her three children, Braden, Findlay, and Jorja, and enjoyed trading sports news and stats with her son Findlay.  Those who knew Julie know she believed parenting was the most important job a person could undertake.  Raising independent, capable children was her mission.  Losing her mother, Betty, when she was 11, helped make Julie the strong and independent person she was.  Julie gave up her position with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in 1998 the day before Braden was born, to dedicate herself to raising her children (Rick included!). Physical activity and a healthy balanced lifestyle were important to her.  Julie was an animal lover and a long time vegetarian and vegan.  She loved the mountains and her favourite activities were camping, and skiing with her family and friends.  Julie had an excellent memory; she never forgot a birthday!  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from U of C.  Volunteering has always been a big part of Julie’s life with organizations such as the Calgary ‘88 Olympics, PAL’s (Pet Access League), The Red Cross, Rocky View School District, Winsport and the Cochrane Humane Society.  Shortly before her illness, Julie returned to work for the Town of Cochrane.

Julie’s presence will be greatly missed by her many friends and family.  Thank you to the generous and caring friends, neighbours and family members who supported Julie and her family during the past nine months with rides, casseroles, treats, gifts and love.

At Julie’s request there will be no service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Alberta Children’s Hospital. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Julie (Nee Escher) Armstrong, please visit our flower store.


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