Obituary of John Patrick Flynn
It is with broken hearts that our family shares that John passed away in his 75th year on Saturday, May 29, 2021, after a two year battle with cancer, which he fought courageously right to the end.
He was a father with a heart of gold and is forever loved by Andrea Flynn and Sarah Flynn (Zane Bilyk) and will be greatly missed by their mother, Lynda Flynn and her extended family. He was a proud and loving Grandpa to Hunter Flynn Bilyk. He will be remembered by his brother Jeff (Judy) Flynn, his niece and nephew, Heather and Michael (Amanda), extended family members and by his greatest friends of 50+ years, Rick (the late Diana), Stu, Lorna and Whiff. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. He was predeceased by his parents Betty and Cecil Flynn, and by his brother George (Carol) Flynn.
John dedicated more than 35 years working for the City of St. Catharines as The Development Coordinator and he was a member of OACETT- Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technology. His career afforded him the opportunity to help and meet so many people, which made him a much loved and respected member of the community. When John retired in 2004 it allowed him more time to help others. He was a jack of all trades; he could fix, repair, build or “McGuyver” anything if he couldn’t get parts. He would never say no if you called him for help.
Travelling to warm climates for holidays with his family or with friends was something that he loved to do. We have many wonderful memories of vacations with him over the years. He also enjoyed fishing trips up north with his buddies, golfing, playing cards, cheering on the Jays or reading a good book. He was the kind of dad that would spend his day off work driving a van full of teenagers to an out of town concert and spend the day sitting in the van waiting until the fun was over to take them home and he did this on many occasions. John also loved spending time with family and friends. Whether it was for a coffee, a meal or a special celebration he loved spending time with people that were important to him.
John’s legacy that he leaves with us is to always be kind and help people. There is no favour too big, and it is important to care for each other. We will dearly miss him, his love and his support. He will be remembered and loved forever.
Our family would like to express our thanks and appreciation to the ParaMed nurses, Melissa 1 & Melissa 2, the LHIN care co-ordinator Stacy, EMS responders Joseph and Logan, EMS palliative care team Lisa and Brianne, for their kindness and compassion in their care of our dad. Because of their support, our father was able to pass away peacefully in his own home surrounded by love with his family by his side.
Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). A private goodbye was held for his family and cremation has taken place. A celebration of John’s life will take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be given to the Juravinski Cancer Centre, Canadian Cancer Society, or to Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold. Online condolences may be shared on John’s tribute page found at EssentialsNiagara.com.
There are no upcoming public services scheduled or the service has occurred in the past.
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