Ann Armstrong

Obituary of Ann Mary Lazier Armstrong



(nee Bolton)


Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children, at North York General Hospital, Wednesday, February 3, 2021, in her 83rd year.


Predeceased by her loving husband of 58 years, Philip Andrew Armstrong, her parents, Gordon and Elda Bolton, and daughter, Leslie Helen Armstrong. 


Mary will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her children, Duncan Armstrong (Lynda), and Daphne Armstrong Webster (Taylor Moore).  Much adored Granny to Sarah and Matthew Armstrong, and Victoria, William and Cameron Webster.


Mary grew up in Toronto, attended Whitney Public School and then spent her secondary school years at Branksome Hall.  After graduation, Mary attended the University of Toronto where she attained her Dental Hygiene degree from the Faculty of Dentistry. After practicing dentistry for several years, Mary left the workforce to focus on raising Duncan and Daphne.  In the early 70’s Mary embarked on what would become a lifelong volunteer commitment to the Junior League of Toronto, and the Garden Club of Toronto. 


Mary was an integral member of the Junior League and will be remembered for numerous projects in the City of Toronto, as well as relief efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.  Mary’s leadership, mentoring, and lengthy service as an Executive Board member, is fondly remembered by those who served with her.  Mary was a devoted gardener, and was especially proud of the Garden Club’s efforts to restore heritage gardens at Casa Loma, the Toronto Brickyards restoration, and the multi-year renewal and redesign of Edwards Gardens.  Mary’s volunteer accomplishments are a fitting legacy to her giving nature, love of family, friends, and her community.  Mary always put the needs of her friends and family ahead of her own.  Mary will be remembered for her smile, the sparkle in her eye, and her kind disposition.


A brief outdoor service and interment, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, is planned for family and friends, later this spring.


If so desired, please consider donations to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto or Canadian Cancer Society.  Condolences may be forwarded through