Garry Allen Flint
5 October, 1934 – 8 April, 2021
Garry died at home cradled by his wife, Jane. He leaves behind his wife (Jane Wakefield-Flint), first wife (Sandra Linn), sister (Carol Koepler), daughters (Dana Flint, Susan Flint, and Jennifer Ko), son (Matthew Wakefield), daughter-in-law (Lin Bao), son-in-law (Nick Ko), grandsons (Brennan and Markus Ko), and grand-pups (Cuddles and Peanut). Garry will be best remembered as a psychologist dedicated to the treatment of trauma survivors and the author of four books. His family, however, also remember him as a man of deep, unfailing love, faith, and hope, a singer and musician, a potter, and a fixer upper. Garry was a fifth generation Californian who moved to Canada in 1994. He received his doctoral degree from Indiana University in 1968. Garry was a member of the Kalamalka Toastmasters, the Vernon Timbertones barbershop singers, and All Saints Anglican Church choir. Garry also had an incredible sense of humour. When asked about death, he would say, “I’m dying to find out what’s it like” and now he knows. Garry will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to All Saints Anglican Church, Vernon, BC. Livestream funeral will be May 1 at 2:00 pm and information can be found at www.allsaintsvernon.org.
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26 April 2021
Garry was a unique and special friend to me. He often guided and
goaded me on my life’s journey. I felt honoured to work with him on
his books, though he was often very fussy about the small details, but
I learned from that too. Though I will miss him I am not sad. As he
often said, he shared his wisdom with me, and I feel it, I feel him
all the time, a gentle knowledge that is now mine. His gift to me and
many others. With love and a few tears I wish him well on his way.
Jo C Willems
26 April 2021
My heartfelt condolences to Jane and all the family at this time of Garry's passing. May the love you shared and the love of God and community be a blessing to you now. Garry was a blessing in our lives. In 2008 we discovered him on Google. It was the beginning of a 13 year journey. Garry was our Earth Angel. His brilliant, compassionate work supported my late husband Marcel through his cancer journey and me to heal trauma, grief while moving into a new life.
My gratitude overflows for all the healing support which blossomed into mentoring so Garry's work could blend with mine to a lasting friendship.
I am remembering Garry as a great man, brilliant mind, and huge caring heart and soul who touched so many lives. THANKYOU GARRY!!!
It's no wonder God needs you now. Still so much work to be done. You will be greatly missed.
16 April 2021
Garry's contribution to the field of Psychology as the founder of the Process Healing method will be forever recognized as one of the most revolutionary approach that has changed the trajectory of mental and emotional healing on this planet. I was honored to be mentored by Garry in the last eight years and had the delight to share his wisdom through the MAP Coaching institute by training therapists, coaches and healers from all over the world. Garry's lifework will live forever and will keep alleviating pain and suffering in people's lives from Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the US, Canada and many other countries around the world. I have this beautiful memory visiting Garry in Kelowna, spending hours over lunch in deep and passionate discussions as well as enjoying a quiet moment where we sat by the lake shore watching in silence the beautiful lake and mountains around us.
15 April 2021
Thank you Dr Flint for your work! It gives me a wonderful tool to help people with a real chance to recover from their broken stories.
Your legacy is in good hands with the MAP Coaching Institute spreading it across the world. Honored to be a part of the adventure.
May you rest peacefully, and may your family and your friends be comforted. Annie
13 April 2021
Being brilliant never prevented Garry Flint from fun. I remember years ago at a psychological conference in Orlando, Garry, Jane and I were the first car in the water-log ride at the Magic Kingdom.
We needed Garry, over six feet tall, to sit in the front seat with us so we would get a really good splash. He obliged--repeatedly for three soaking rides! to our cajoling chorus of "let's do it again."
Whenever you called his home he was so glad to hear from you, and, for some reason, he was nearly always eating sardines and would allocute as to their nutritious benefit. He asked your opinion about everything , from the latest book he was publishing to world events. He would always inform you if his beloved Jane was at work, or out for coffee and when she would be home. He loved her so and was a manmade GPS for her whereabouts.
My husband Henry and I would see Garry and Jane at a yearly trauma conference. One year, my husband had knee surgery and was feeling vulnerable in a wheelchair. I remember Garry stepped right up and said " I will push Henry, and we're going right now into the bar to have a glass of Scotch, don't follow us!" Hilarious. Garry spoke clearly. If you were his friend, he ended every conversation with "I love you." Whatta guy. Requiem et pacem, friend. Hen and I love you too. Eileen Schrader
13 April 2021
Dear Jane and family. Our condolences on the passing of Garry.
God will bless you with many ongoing fun and loving memories.
Ann MacNeill and Don Pelling