ARMSTRONG, Ronald Gene “Buck”

Born on May 6, 1947. Passed away on October 17, 2021.

Passed away on October 17, 2021, aged 74 years.

Dearly loved husband of Doris (dec). Loved father and father in law of John (dec), Donna and Darryl, Kevin and Rachel. Adored Papa of Jonah, Olivia, Taya and Andie; and William and George.

Reunited with Doris and John

Funeral Notice

Service: Wednesday October 27, 2021

The Funeral of Mr. Ronald Gene Armstrong will be live-streamed on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 commencing at 1:30 p.m

To view the live-stream, click here.

45 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. Condolences to Gene’s family on the passing of your dad and papa, he was a lovely person and loved by all.
    From Mary frith & Wayne ladhams

    Mary Frith October 18 2021 7:50 pm
  2. Condolences to all the Armstrong family on the sudden passing of Buck.
    He wash a good friend and will be sadly missed.


    Ron Rippon

    Ron Rippon October 18 2021 9:34 pm
  3. Dear Donna, Kevin, Darryl, Rachel, Jonah, Olivia, Taya, Andie, William & George.
    Deepest sympathy to you all on the sad loss of your beautiful Dad, father in law & pa. Uncle Bucko was a true legend! We always enjoyed catching up, & chatting to him. He had a cheeky grin, which will never be forgotten. I hope your stubbies are moth free in heaven. Reunited with beautiful auntie Doris & Cousin John. Heaven got another champ! Our hearts pour out love to you all.
    Thinking of you all.
    Love always, Lou, Cleany, Isla, Grace, Millie, Georgia, Ruby, John & James. Xoxo

    Louise Burris October 19 2021 8:39 am
  4. Deepest sympathy Donna,Kevin and families on the death of your loved father and grandfather. Buck was a good friend of our family and we know that Doris and Johnny will be waiting for him at the pearly gates to welcome him with open arms. RIP Buck. Lots of love from Bernadette and Peter Nolan and family 💐🙏🍺

    Bernadette Nolan October 19 2021 2:13 pm
  5. Condolences to all of Buck’s family and friends.
    Will be sadly missed by all the crew at The Central.
    Natures gentleman
    Love Merv Rae and Pam Bamford

    Pam Bamford October 19 2021 3:41 pm
  6. Donna,Darryl and family so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad and Pa. our love to you all. Pat and Lennie .xx

    Pat Goonan October 19 2021 4:04 pm
  7. So saddened to here of the passing of “Buck”. My deepest sympathy to all of his family. He was a wonderful workmate of Michael “ MARY “ Jamieson for many years at the Colac Abbotoirs. I’m sure they’ll both be up there having a beer or two. together.

    Love to you all ,
    Jo JAMIESON and Family 💙💙💙

    Jo JAMIESON October 19 2021 4:09 pm
  8. Dear Donna,Kevin & families. Sending all our love and condolences on the passing of Buck my life long friend. He will be missed so much. So glad we had a few phone calls in the last weeks. It was always great to hear from him. Love to you all from Garry & Dot Costello. RIP

    Garry Costello October 19 2021 5:37 pm
  9. To Donna and Kev…thinking of u at this sad time…we will always remember the good times. Reunited with Doris and John
    From Joe & Alice and family

    Alice doyle October 19 2021 5:43 pm
  10. Many thoughts are with you Donna, Kevin and families on the sad loss of Buck. Hold onto your special memories, they will mean so much at this very sad time. We will always remember the happy, fun times over the years. Gone to catch up with Doris and John……and many mates who have gone before him.
    Also condolences to Donna and Darryl on the loss of Dyson, just unbelievable to experience a double loss. Sincere sympathy from Betty, Bevin (dec) Skinner and families

    Betty Skinner October 19 2021 9:28 pm
  11. Our Deepest Sympathy to Donna,Kevin and Families with Bucks passing.Always a smile and a laugh when Buck was around.Rest In Peace Buck.

    Brian & Gail Finn & Families. October 20 2021 6:43 am
  12. Dear Kev, Donna and your families. We are thinking of you at this sad time. My cousin Gene was a gentle soul who lived a quiet life. He was always up for a chat. Another link in the Armstrong family broken. Our love and condolences to you all. Evelyn and Trevor plus the Allan families.

    Evelyn Allan October 20 2021 7:32 am
  13. Dear Donna and family .kevin and family so sorry to hear of your lost your dad dropped in to say goodbye when he left to go to his new place he will be sadly missed colin June armstrong

    June armstrong October 20 2021 9:25 am
  14. Deepest sympathy to Kevin and his family. Thinking of you Kev at this sad time. ❤️
    Bruno & Jill. Xx

    Jill Rodger October 20 2021 10:09 am
  15. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Donna, Kev and your families at this very sad time. I wish I could be there to give you both a big hug!
    Reunited with your beautiful mum and brother xxx
    Love from Karla, Troy, Dane & Maeve Craperi

    Karla Craperi October 20 2021 10:52 am
  16. Deepest sympathy to Kevin Donna and families on the passing of Buck remembering the good times we shared together
    Graeme & Sheryl Langdon

    Sheryl Langdon October 20 2021 12:35 pm
  17. To Kevin and Donna and Families, Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Ted & Tui.

    Ted Price October 20 2021 2:19 pm
  18. Condolences to Donna and Kevin on the passing of Buck.Many great memories of old times.Reunited with Doris and John Rest in peace Mate.Bill and Bernadette Brady

    Bill Brady October 20 2021 6:19 pm
  19. Deepest sympathy to Kevin, Donna and families,
    My thoughts and love are with you all. Gene will be sadly missed at our Armstrong reunions
    RIP Gene xoxo

    Lorraine Dare October 21 2021 4:20 pm
  20. Deepest sympathy to all Bucks family on his sad loss, Buck will be reunited with his beautiful Doris

    Julie Campbell October 21 2021 5:44 pm
  21. Our Deepest sympathy to you Donna, Kevin and families on the passing of uncle Gene. He was one of my most favourite uncles with his wonderful laugh and always a smile on his face. He will be sadly missed. All our love Mark,Julie,Kayla and Teleisha

    Mark Costello October 22 2021 10:51 am
  22. Farewell Buck
    You were a good man,with the best wicked laugh and cheeky grin
    Sympathy to the family
    Julie Duve

    Julie Duve October 22 2021 12:09 pm
  23. To Kevin, Donna and families,
    Our love and thoughts are with you all during this time.
    An incredible man who will always be remembered as our uncle Buck.
    May he rest peacefully
    I’m sure he is up there having a beer already with dad!!
    All our love x
    Jackie & Logan (Price)

    Jackie Ross October 22 2021 1:15 pm
  24. Condolences to the family, buck you will be sadly missed, remember many years ago, starting at colac abattoirs as an 18 year old and you helping me alot, good memories working beside you,

    Rest easy buck

    Jaymin bentley October 22 2021 1:22 pm
  25. My sympathy and condolences to Kev and Donna and your families.
    Buck was a lovely man who I know will be greatly missed. Reunited with the beautiful Doris.
    Much love,
    Laura Howard

    Laura October 22 2021 2:44 pm
  26. Deepest sympathies to Kevin and Donna thinking of the good times Buck and Doris spent with Kevin and Dot
    Graham and Leona Noonan

    Graham Noonan October 22 2021 4:13 pm
  27. Deepest Condolences to the family 🌹🥲
    I’m sure my brother Terry will great him with a beer

    Majella Brown October 22 2021 4:51 pm
  28. We are thinking of you Donna, Darryl and family and Kevin, Rachel and family.
    Gene was one of the best, loved family, always up for a laugh and a good chat. We will miss you Gene.
    Home with Doris and John, till we meet again xxxx 🌹

    Anne Chadwick October 22 2021 5:17 pm
  29. Deepest sympathy to Donna, Darryl, Jonah, Taya, Olivia and Andie and Kevin, Rach, William and George on the sudden passing of Buck/Gene. Our love and thoughts are with you all.
    Carolyn, Nathan, Mackenzie, Sienna & Emelya. xx

    Carolyn Milverton October 22 2021 8:41 pm
  30. Condolences to the family of Buck, I haven’t seen Buck in quite a few years. He was a very gentle person and a funny man. Every one that leaves a tribute or reads these tributes just shows how special Buck was

    Mark Gaylard October 23 2021 8:53 am
  31. Dear Donna, Kevin & families. Our deepest sympathy to you all. Alan & Margaret.(Costello) Fleming

    Margaret Fleming. October 23 2021 3:14 pm
  32. I’ve just heard the sad news of Gene’s (Buck) passing.
    He and my brother Tom (dec) were very good mates.
    I remember the times we all worked together at Vic Sherry’s back in
    the 60s. We stopped work in the smoko room to watch Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. They were really great days.
    I lost touch with Buck for 30 years while I was interstate. Caught up with him again in the late 90s, working together at the same place.
    Gene was a very nice man.
    My deepest sympathy to all his family.
    Terry Baker

    Terry Baker October 23 2021 8:36 pm
  33. Loving memories of my cousin Gene. Always welcoming, kind and Caring . Childhood happy memories of weekend stay overs with Uncle Buck, Aunty Bertha, Kay and Yvonne and of course yourself when you all lived at Johnson Crescent Colac. Condolences to all your family Sylvie Sherry.

    Sylvia Sherry October 24 2021 6:20 pm
  34. Condolences to Donna and Kevin.
    Remembering the good times we had together at the Austral
    RIP Buck, Robert Costello

    Robert Costello October 26 2021 9:14 am
  35. Condolences to the Armstrong family.
    Buck was a true gentleman.
    Very sorry to hear of his passing.
    He was always a pleasure to talk to and I enjoyed our pool games.
    He will be sadly missed.
    Rest In Peace.

    John O’Donoghue October 26 2021 9:41 am
  36. To Donna and Kevin and families, our deepest sympathy on the passing of Gene our much loved cousin. Lex Mousley and Glenda Middleton (Mousley)

    Lex Mousley October 26 2021 10:09 am
  37. Codolences to Donna and Kevin very sorry to hear of Bucks passing will always be well remembered in my thoughts

    Leon costello joanne costello October 26 2021 8:40 pm
  38. To Donna and Kevin and families. So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Father Gene (Buck). A long time friend. We had some wonderful times together in our younger days. Last time I was in Colac we spent several hours remembering the good old days sitting at the pub and having a laugh. Sorry that I can’t be at the funeral, but I will be watching. Mick Morrissy

    Mick Morrissy October 26 2021 10:26 pm
  39. Thinking of you all Kevin Donna and familys.Gene will be sadly missed. Was a beautiful person with a heart of gold.Sorry I couldn’t make it to the funeral but I will be watching. Kathleen and family.

    Kathleen Fahd October 27 2021 9:27 am
  40. Our deepest condolences to Kevin, Donna and family.
    Buck was an amazing man, I have so many loving memories of spending time with him. Uncle Buck was never too busy for a chat and a beer.
    His cheeky sense of humour would always lighten up any room.
    He will be missed by so many but forgotten by none.
    All of our love Matt, Kate, Jarrod and Oliver xx

    Mathew Price October 27 2021 10:40 am
  41. Deepest sympathy to Donna, Kevin and families
    We were sad to hear of Gene’s passing. Great memories of working together for many years at the abattoirs with Kevin and David.

    Kevin and Ann Westwood and family

    Kevin and Ann Westwood October 27 2021 11:50 am
  42. My thoughts are with you all today Donna, Kevin and families. Such a sad loss, such a beautiful man. Sending you all love from Ray, Emma, Patrick and Daniel xoxo

    Emma Conway October 27 2021 2:30 pm
  43. Thinking of you Kevin, Donna and families.
    Fond memories with Buck Wednesday night bowls, beers at the pub talking about the grandkids sport and the Tigers.
    True gentleman that will be sadly missed.
    Brent and Kye Finn

    Brent Finn October 27 2021 2:37 pm
  44. Dear Donna,
    Our heartfelt sympathy to you on the sudden loss of your dad, such a sad time. Thinking of you, Darryl, Jonah, Olivia, Taya and Andie.
    Lots of love,
    Heather and Peter

    Heather & Peter Goonan October 28 2021 10:34 am
  45. Deepest sympathies to Donna, Darryl & family on the sudden loss of your Dad.
    Tim Goonan, Barb Douglas, Jon & family, Dominique & Rhys

    Tim Goonan October 31 2021 3:21 pm

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