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Born: Apr 23, 1936

Date of Passing: Jul 03, 2023

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With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Armand on July 3, 2023.

Left to cherish Armand's memory are his loving wife Dorothy of 62 years, daughter Colleen, granddaughters Samantha (Matthew) and Gina, and great grandsons Aiden, William and George, siblings Sylvia, Jane, Susan (Randy), Gloria (Danny), Virginia (Rex), Roger (Silvia), Gina (Glenn), sisters in law Terry, Lena, brother-in-law Arthur (Wendy), numerous nieces and nephews, and his large extended family on the Bay.

Armand has been reunited with his parents Giuliano and Giacinta, son Brian, brothers Frank and Daniel, sister June and his favourite Aunt Julia.

Armand was born in Winnipeg on April 23, 1936. Armand could have been a movie star with his good looks, often compared to Sal Mineo, and being mistaken for Victor Mature. Armand was well known as a handyman that loved to fix things, and that served him well in his work in construction and trucking. Armand retired from Paul's Hauling when he was 64, but continued trucking for friends that needed drivers well into his 70's. Many were scared by his gruff exterior, only to find out that underneath it was a devoted husband, father, proud grandfather, even prouder great-grandfather, loving and stern older brother and good friend to many. He will be remembered for his sense of humour and teasing, and his chuckle that would get everyone laughing.

A big thanks to cousins Juliette and Merle for all your help at the hospital. Special thanks to Samantha who stayed by her Gigi's side day and night. Thank you to the everyone at the Grace Hospital that cared for Armand.

As per Armand's wishes, cremation has taken place and no service will be held. In Armand's memory, enjoy a visit or phone call with friends and family, as these were the things that he cherished the most.

Armand, you ran a good race, we just didn't want to see you cross the finish line so soon. We hope you're enjoying a long story made short with Jimmy.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 08, 2023

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Small world story, while getting my teeth cleaned today I found out about the passing of Armand Stroppa from my dental hygienist. She was his niece. I have memories of Armand that started with my dad (Aubert) and my uncle (Cyrillie) working with Armand at Paul's Hauling. He was one of the friendliest drivers I knew. So sorry for the loss of such a gentle soul. Condolences from all of us in the LeBlanc family to the Stroppa family. - Posted by: Laurie Werdal (LeBlanc) (Friend of family) on: Nov 07, 2023

  • So sorry for your loss got to know Armand when he drove for Pauls Hauling I was a tank field operator at Imperial for 32 years . He was just a great guy all around lots of good missed conversations Jokes , and shop talk. rest in peace old friend you will be truly missed prayers and blessings to you and All your family . - Posted by: William (Jerry) Fizell (Old Friend ) on: Jul 30, 2023

  • I’m so glad that we bumped into each other recently and agreed that ‘this getting old is not fun.’ We so enjoyed getting together when our friend came into Winnipeg. I wish we tried to get together more often. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dorothy and your family. - Posted by: Sandi and Irvin Koch (Friends) on: Jul 16, 2023

  • I worked with Armand at Paul’s Hauling and do remember when I first met him he was kinda gruff lol. But once you got to know him he was a good guy. I learned some things from him as I ran a few trips with him. I remember when he got his new Peterbilt 3427 in the early 90’s how happy he was to get a truck with a bunk! My condolences to his family and friends. - Posted by: Merv (Coworker ) on: Jul 08, 2023

  • My Grandpa was such an amazing man. He was someone I could always rely on for any kind of help and he would always be there. He taught me so much in my lifetime and I always looked up to him. My son George had such a special bond with his Gigi. When we would visit he never wanted to leave Gigi alone. Gigi loved spending time with George when visiting and having video chats over the computer. George and I will continue to make you proud grandpa. I love you so much. I’m so lucky I got to have you in my life - Posted by: Gina (Granddaughter ) on: Jul 08, 2023

  • Grew up together as neighbours on William Avenue. Armand was always tinkering with motorized vehicles. He got his drivers license at the earliest possible date and drove his father’s Nash 4 door auto. He worked at various jobs in his mid teens and bought his first used car early on. He upgraded to a Ford convertible with a rumble seat and was very popular with the young ladies. He was always willing to help out anyone that needed assistance. He was a good man and a great friend. We spoke with each other on Monday, June 26, 2023 not knowing it would be our last time here on earth. God bless Him and His Family. - Posted by: Dennis McMullin (Best Friend ) on: Jul 08, 2023

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