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JA Snow Funeral Home

339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS

OBITUARY

Faye Flinn

January 1, 1947January 6, 2020
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FLINN, Margaret Mary “Faye” (Baccardax)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Margaret Mary “Faye” Flinn (Nana). Faye passed peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Monday, January 6, 2020, after a nine-month battle with leukemia and just days after her 73rd birthday.

Faye grew up in River Bourgeois, Cape Breton, with her parents, the late Tobie and Cecilia Baccardax and her siblings Don (Jean), Sally, her late sister Joan, Lorne (Lenette) and Peter (Sherry). Her special childhood bonds with her cousins Earl and Judy continued throughout her life. Her Godmother, Margaret Pottie, still resides in St. Peters, Nova Scotia.

Faye graduated from Mount Saint Bernard Medical Secretary Program in 1965 and found a job at the Old Infirmary after moving to Halifax. In that same year, she met a young medical resident named Roger Flinn. The two were married in 1968 and lived in Greenwood until settling in Dartmouth, where they raised their two sons. Mum enjoyed golfing with her family and painting landscapes and portraits for family and friends. More than anything, Mum loved being a mother and Nana to her grandchildren.

Faye enjoyed many life-long friendships and appreciated the outpouring of support over the last year. She, along with the entire family, appreciated all the quality care provided by the hematology nurses and doctors whose dedication, skills and heart lightened her burden.

Faye is survived by her sons Craig (Jaqueline Ruck) and Jason (Caroline); grandchildren Jack, Charlie and Lily Flinn and Hudson Ruck.

Faye is predeceased by her loving husband of 47 years, Roger. They are reunited again in God’s everlasting peace. A memorial service will be held at 10 am Saturday, January 11, at JA Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax NS. Pastor John Wilton will preside over the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.

To view or place an online message of condolence or share how Faye touched your life, please visit www.jasnowfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Reception Saturday, January 11, 2020

Memories

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Shelagh Dodge

January 16, 2020

This is a memory I wanted to share with Craig & Jason, which
Shows what wonderful, kind & loving parents Faye & Roger were ❤️
I left a message last week , but wanted to share this sweet memory that I have told many people over the years - it made such an impression on my daughter & myself ❤️
My husband & I both still live on Guy st and when one of our daughters was ~ 8-9 yrs old she had a lemonade & beanie baby sale. Craig saw her stand & went home to get Jason (or vice versa, can't remember) who was sleeping ! He woke him up & told him he had to get up & go to the neighbors lemonade stand :)
They both came back, purchased some lemonade & bought a flamingo beanie baby , which they displayed in their car :)
I just remember the kindness extended to our daughter that day & taking time out for her little enterprise !!!
Thank you ! ❤️

Teresa Clarke teresa

January 14, 2020

I knew your mom through Kaie and Pat Flinn, and met her on several occasions. Her friendliness and sincerity will be greatly missed.

Hugs Teri
Ottawa, Ontario

JUDY & VERN SPICER

January 13, 2020

Craig & Family.

So very sorry to learn of your Moms' passing.
Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

Sincere condolences.

Shelagh & Peter Dodge

January 12, 2020

Peter & I wish to extend our deepest & heartfelt sympathy in your profound loss ❤️
We lived across the street from Faye & Roger on Guy st. in Dartmouth. I remember Faye's beautiful smile & very kind & generous spirit ! She always greeted you with warmth and was very hospitable. She was such a lovely lady and we were sad when they left the neighborhood.
May happy memories comfort you & bring you peace ❤️

Sue Beazley

January 11, 2020

Dear Craig, Jason & family,

I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. I remember her being such a warm and welcoming presence in the neighbourhood growing up. May your memories bring you comfort in the days and weeks ahead. I’m sorry I can’t pay my respects in person. Sending hugs from afar and thinking of you xo

Sue Beazley

Diane and David Balcom

January 11, 2020

We are very sorry to learn of Faye's passing. She was a dear lady who was very proud of her family and loved you very much. I worked with your dad at SMH and your mom and I had some wonderful conversations. She will be missed be all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish your memories.

rollie genge

January 10, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of you loss. Having talked to Faye in Dec,we were shocked to know she had been so unwell the past year
Our memories of your parents go back to Med School days
We had so many fun times here in Baddeck
Your Mom was a special and dear friend and will be very much missed
We will cherish forever our memories of Roger and Faye--a truly special couple
Rollie and Karolyn Genge

Laura MacLachlan

January 10, 2020

Jason, Caroline, Craig and family,

Geordie and I are thinking of you on the loss of your beautiful mom and sending our love to you all.

Faye was clearly a devoted mom and grandmother. I am sure she will be so missed - her spirit lives on in the love that you have for each other and your beautiful children ❤️

Hugs and love to you,
Laura and Geordie MacLachlan

Judy and ?Dwight Isenor

January 10, 2020

Thinking of our days at Oakfield playing with Faye and Roger.
Fond memories.

Judy and Dwight.

Laura Beazley

January 10, 2020

Craig, Jason and family,

Thinking of you and sending love and hugs. Very lovely tribute video. She’ll always be in your hearts...

Laura Beazley