The business had two single, visible hand gas pumps. He also sold
automobile accessories and tires. Tire repair and gasoline delivery were important aspects
of the business. Although during the early years gas was delivered in barrels, Imperial
Oil later installed huge reservoirs and a warehouse which improved business. Additionally,
Armand hauled cattle and hogs to Edmonton and brought back coal on the return trip. He
also ran the J.J. Case Agency for 10 years.
Armand moved to St. Paul, Alberta selling the Agency in 1971 after
having run it for 31 years. Shortly thereafter, he started a new business called Martin's
Car Sales which he owned and operated with his son Marcel for a number of years.
In 1963, Armand bought a huge piece of land at St. Vincent Lake
which he developed into Horseshoe Bay. It became an official summer village in 1985. He
was appointed its first mayor. It was to be his home for several years until 1997 when he
moved to a home in St. Paul. The only public park in Horseshoe Bay bears his name in
Through the years, Armand and Marguerite have raised 6 children (Richard,
Marcel, Anita, Raymond, Denis and Jeanne) and have many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.