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George Edward Fligg

February 13, 1933November 17, 2021
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Passed away, on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at the age of 88.

Predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary (nee Capstick). He is survived by his children: John Fligg, Donna Gleasure (Richard) and Carol Spezza (George). His grandchildren: Elizabeth van der Merwe (Reinaert), Shauna Gleasure (Josh), Jennifer Spezza (Brandon), Michael Spezza (Stephanie), Cassandra Spezza (Liam) and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family. George was born in North Bay, ON to Albert Fligg and Lillian Davis (nee Ward). George was the middle child of five and the last to pass on. He is predeceased by his sister Eileen Kiely, Rosemary Danes, Charles Fligg and Robin Davis. He loved the outdoors and being raised during the war, it was this ability which greatly supported his family’s food supply. George had two careers. Initially, he worked for National Cash Register and travelled throughout northern Ontario repairing business machines, primarily cash registers. After he and Mom married, they settled in Toronto and he worked for Sweda Business Machines. It was during this time he attended the University of Toronto where he completed his degree becoming a Teacher. He was a dedicated teacher, teaching Mathematics at King City Secondary for more than 20 years. After his retirement, he and Mom travelled and enjoyed time with their family. Their dream trip was to Hawaii and Dad often talked about how much they enjoyed this trip. Dad loved music and we often enjoyed his love of the Hawaiian music. He and Mom visited across Canada often visiting Donna in the West and Mom’s family in the East. They visited Mexico, Cartagena and several of the U.S. States. Sadly, with Mom’s passing Dad was left to travel on his own. He still continued to travel across the country and enjoyed several camping trips with Donna, Richard and their girls to Wells Gray Park in B.C. Here, he hiked his favourite hike to Trophy Mountain and spoke of it often. There were many hikes in those 10 years including hiking through the Newfoundland Mountains and even visiting Gros Morne. George was always there for his family and friends. He and Carol often skated with the children and he celebrated many Christmas concerts, plays, graduations and other family events. In 2007, Dad suffered a debilitating stroke and started his life in care. John, Carol and Donna were always there for him and made sure he was as comfortable as possible. Carol was even able to take Dad to a concert and John was able to take him to BC in 2011 to see Donna’s new home. But, these last 14 years were difficult and his health continued to decline. He was always a fighter and even survived Covid when he came down with it in December 2020. On November 17th, 2021 his fight finally ended and he went to be with his beloved Mary. Special thanks to the staff of Silverthorn Nursing home for their devoted care.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

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  • Burial

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

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Pierre-Frederic Tutundjian

November 28, 2021

Although I never met Mr Fligg, I heard of him at length over the years by my friend John. He seems to have been a wonderful man and was lucky to have had a great family who surrounded him with love. My condolences to all of you.

Stephanie Hawryluk

November 24, 2021

Mr. Fligg is my aunt's father. I have fond memories being welcomed into his and his wife's home being treated like one of the family despite being related through marriage. He was always so kind and had a smile on his face. I remember what an outdoorsman he was, and when I was younger I was in such awe that he hunted and fished as no one in my immediate circle knew anything about it.

My heartfelt condolences to his family. He will be greatly missed. Much love to you all.

Tom Ellison

November 22, 2021

I feel fortunate to have been a teaching colleague of George's for many years at King City S.S. Everyone who had contact with him, student, teacher or parent, came away with the feeling that they had just met one of the nicest people they had ever come in contact with.

My wife's and my thoughts go out to George's family.

Elsie Jenkins (Etches)

November 22, 2021

The Fligg and Etches kids grew up together in North Bay, all of us were part of both families. George was such a kind person, wonderful and respectful friend. Our friendship endured over the years. My heart goes out to George’s family and friends. I know he will be missed. I feel truly blessed to have George as a friend.

Elsie

John Schewe

November 22, 2021

John,Donna-Marie and Carol:- At this time, finding the correct words to describe how deeply saddened I am, to hear of your dad's passing, seems impossible. Know my thoughts and prayers are with your family!,

Rob and Antonietta Martini

November 22, 2021

Our deepest condolences for the loss of your wonderful father. Please find strength and peace during this time. We love you all . God Bless❤️

Erin O'Grady-Bimm

November 22, 2021

Dear Fligg,

Our deepest condolences.
We remember the visits from your parents and wonderful stories of all the adventures.
God bless.
Helen O'Grady, Marly Lou O'Grady, Claire O'Grady, Erin and Carl Bimm

STEPHEN HAWRYLUK

November 22, 2021

I knew George as my sister-in-law's father. He was a kind, generous man who loved his family and was always ready to help in any way that he could. He will be missed greatly and will always be remembered fondly.
May he now find peace with his wife Mary, whom he loved so dearly.

Sal Bozzo

November 21, 2021

Donna-Marie, John and Carol........
Saddened to hear of your dad's passing

Mr Fligg, may you rest in peace. You were a great neighbour at Whitbread Cres where we both once lived. I remember fondly the times when you were readying your camper for the big trip to the east coast. Now, you made your final journey into paradise where you are reunited with your predeceased wife, Mary.

To your family, we convey our heartfelt sincere sympathy. Cherish the memories while you are experiencing this grieving time. Stay strong and God bless you all.

Sal & Rita Bozzo

Gianna and Jacky FERNANDES

November 20, 2021

The sunset is the end of a day and shows the passage of time.
The awesome beauty of the setting sun is also the wonders of the mystery of life and afterlife itself.
Look for the feather that was left behind as you walk, remember the joyful times you had with Your Angel Dad, he is by your side with each step you take he will watch and guide you .
And all the times when you feel sad
He will be your strength and help you through the toughest of days.
As the sun sets watch the light fading and admire the wonders and the beauty of the moon, your soul will expand to the universe for guidance of the new dawn to bring you strength in the days to come.
Your Angels are with you in each breath you take.
To you Carol and your family we send our most heartfelt Condolences and May your Dad together with your Mom Rest In Eternal Peace 🕯🙏🕯

Gianna Fernandes

FROM THE FAMILY