OBITUARY

George Flann

9 July, 193319 August, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of George Ellis Flann announce his passing on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at the Campbellton Regional Hospital after two years of failing health. Born in Atholville, NB on July 9, 1933, he was the son of the late William and Isabel (Young) Flann.

As a teenager George was an accomplished softball and fastball pitcher and basketball player for the Campbellton Reds. Into his fifties, he was still pitching softball in recreation leagues. He was a Flight Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force, 349 Squadron and taught Air Cadets during many of his summer vacations. Later in life, he spent most of the winter months curling and his summers gardening, fishing or with family and friends on the Restigouche River in the canoe he helped build. He also enjoyed harness racing and spent many hours over the years “at the barn” when Campbellton had a racetrack or in Fredericton. He had a passion for sports and watched just about any sport on TV and was a Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Cardinals fan. He was a lifelong employee of Fraser Papers, retiring at 58 as a Mill Superintendent and then took up wood turning to keep him busy during the winter. He did beautiful work with a very smooth fine finish. There was no shortage of people wanting his bird’s-eye maple bowls and they can be found all over the world. All whom loved him dearly will never forget his outgoing personality and the fun he had playing little jokes, teasing or sneaking up behind you, as he always enjoyed a good laugh. And a good game of cards…there were many evenings spent playing cribbage, Auction 45s or 500s with family and friends. Geordie will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 67 years, Eleanor and his children, Wayne (Julianne) from Whistler, BC, Brenda Monk (John) from Liverpool, NY, and Cindy from Fredericton, NB. He will also be fondly remembered by his six grandchildren, Evan, Rhiannon, Cody, Shira, Trevor, and Ryan, sister-in-law Joan Flann, his nieces and nephews, and other beloved friends and relatives. He was predeceased by his brother William (Billy) Jr. and his six sister-in-laws.

There will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held at the Campbellton Rural Cemetery at a later date.

The family would like to thank the nurses from Extra Mural for their care over the last couple of years and all the medical staff of the various units at the Campbellton Regional Hospital.

For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the NB Kidney Foundation or the Alzheimer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Maher’s Funeral Home, Campbellton. (506) 789-1699 or toll free (855) 404-1699 email: maher.fh@nb.aibn.com

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Gerald (Jerry) Babin

4 September 2021

Our deepest sympathy to his wife, Eleanor and to all the family. I have great memories of George. Courage to all of you. RIP. Thoughts and prayers will be with you during this time.
Sincerely, Gerald (Jerry) and family.

Richard " Dick" Tingley

29 August 2021

Learning of Gerges recent passing brought back a flood of memories of softball at Riverside Park. One in particular stands out. At a provincial softball tournament in Moncton in the the late 1950's he was the team's leader and the inspiration that took the Riverside Park AllStars to the Championship Game.
He was an accomplished athlete and a gentleman.
Sincere sympathy. May happy memories provide comfor that this trying time.
Dick Tingley

Stephen and Edna Lloyd

28 August 2021

Hi Cindy: Stephen and I were sad to see that your father had passed. Hugs to you and your family. And yes, we have one of your father's bird's eye maple bowls which we cherish. Take care.

Stephen and Edna Lloyd

Gordon & Mona Harris

27 August 2021

Eleanor,
Gordie and I send our love and prayers that the memories of Geordie bring you and your family peace and comfort at this time.
Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Hollis Hoar

24 August 2021

Enjoyed many mornings having coffee at the pelican may you RIP

Tom Wright

24 August 2021

A great guy from a great family!
RIP George you made your mark as a great community-minded person.
My sincere condolences to the Flann family.

Dalton London

24 August 2021

Dear Cindy,
Sheila joins me in sending you our sincere condolences on the death of your father.
Warm regards
Dalton

Roger &Nancy Duguay

23 August 2021

I am so saddened to hear the news of the loss of your husband & Dad, please accept our deepest condolences to all family and loved ones

Jacques & Louise (Picard) Caissie

23 August 2021

Eleanor & family,
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult period of time. Our sincere condolences. May he Rest In Peace .

Brian Brooks

23 August 2021

Our condolences to Geordie's family. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Brian & Jeannine Brooks

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