Farming Rural 07

Philip Martin Armbruster

January 4, 1934 ~ August 23, 2021 (age 87)


The family of Philip Martin Armbruster is saddened to announce his passing on August 23, 2021.

Philip was born January 4, 1934 in Broadview Saskatchewan, the youngest of 5 children of Fred and Annie (Eberley) Armbruster. He spent his first 10 years there before moving to a farm atop the Qu'Appelle Valley north of Grenfell, Saskatchewan. Here he grew up helping on the farm and eventually took over this farm from his father.

On November 5, 1954, he married Isabelle Schlamp, the love of his life and for the next 66 years you rarely saw them apart. In their younger years Philip and Isabelle loved to dance and as they got older the two of them enjoyed spending their time going for drives and visiting family.

In the Grenfell community Philip was a member of the United Church Board, the local Co-op Board, the Grenfell Athletic Association and spent many years coaching minor hockey.

In 1976 Philip and Isabelle along with their son Ray and family moved to the Birdtail valley north of Rossburn, MB. Philip and Isabelle enjoyed their home alongside the Birdtail River and farmed there from 1976-2003. Philip loved music and enjoyed playing the guitar and singing in the United Church choir. Philip enjoyed woodworking and many family and friends were the recipients of lovely gifts.

Philip was pre-deceased by his parents, step-mother Alice Armbruster-Sens, brothers John (Dorothy), Victor (Eileen), Norman (Connie) and son-in-law Lex Hetherington.

Philip is survived by his wife Isabelle, son Ray (Susan), daughter Debbie Hetherington, grandchildren Ann (Wendell) Collen, Kerry (Jeremy) Pilkey, Philip Armbruster, Aimee Hetherington, Erin Hetherington (Spencer Myers). Also great-grandchildren Abby and Laramie Collen. He is also survived by his sister Aileen Alexander, and many nieces and nephews and friends.

Rest In Peace.


Funeral Service
August 30, 2021

2:00 PM
Rossburn Ag Rec Centre
70 Cloverdale Avenue
Rossburn, MB R0J V0


St. John's Cemetery

Grenfell, SK S0G 2B0

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