Friday, 15 February 2013


Sadly, Jim Armstrong died last week and we attended his funeral today at the Carmelite Monastery, Kew.   He was 82.  There were a number of eulogies, and they certainly summed up the Jim that we knew:   a person with a strong set of values who held firmly to his principles and who was always determined to do the right thing.    In particular, he had a great sense of loyalty to those around him including those who worked with him.   He had a great collection of  (neck) ties - as we saw during the service - and he was certainly "into" technology, although it baffled him at times.  We were told that at one stage he had four mobile phones but struggled to send an SMS!

Jim - about to have lunch!
He liked eating out, and we were reminded that he was usually the last person at the table to order, and only then after discussing a number of options with the waiter. His order often included some minor modification to the item on the menu.  He would have a sweet "only to keep you company"!

He had not been well for quite some time, but those of us who had been in touch with him recently know that he continued to be as active as possible for as long as he could.  We would expect nothing less!

Lovely church and grounds, pity about the acoustics.

Rest in Peace, Jim.


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