Obituary: Clifton Foster Armstrong


Clifton Foster Armstrong

November 18, 1948 – August 31, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we say farewell to our dear friend, Clif.

Born in Red Deer, Alberta, Clif spent most of his formative years on the family farm near Elnora, Alberta, just outside of Red Deer. He was always compassionate, stylish, adventurous and entrepreneurial. He often went outside his comfort zone to try new things and new experiences. He trained as a licensed pilot and had a number of businesses to which he devoted most of his time. During his career Clif also spent a considerable amount of time in Asia on business and helping the people of China.

In 1986, Clif moved to Vancouver, B.C. and around 2001 decided to make his home in Point Roberts. A true animal and nature lover, Point Roberts gave Clif the perfect opportunity to enjoy the ocean beaches and the tranquility of a country lifestyle, but still close enough to take in the city when he was feeling restless. He was often seen walking his beloved dog, Laci-Mae at Lighthouse Park. He often spoke about how blessed he was to live in Point Roberts.

Clif was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in April 2021, he fought a hard battle with dignity and prayer. Those of us fortunate enough to call Clif our friend were honored to be able to share in supporting him through his last months with us.

He will be remembered as a thoughtful and caring man and will always be an inspiration to all that knew him, because of his kindness, empathy, strength of character and strong faith in God who guided his path along his life’s journey.

Clif probably knew the name of every dog in Point Roberts!