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Giffen-Mack Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

4115 Lawrence Ave East, West Hill, ON

OBITUARY

Michael James Windram Flynn

December 19, 1951January 13, 2020

FLYNN, Michael James Windram

December 19, 1951 - January 13, 2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Michael from complications of a ruptured aneurysm, on January 13, 2020, at the age of 68. Michael died at Scarborough General Hospital with wife, Lisa, and brother, Patrick, at his side. Predeceased by his parents, Nancy and James. Much loved by Lisa, Patrick (Gillian), Joan and Bill, Maureen (Ron), Bill (Giselle), Sara (Sang). Proud Uncle of Jeremy, Kathleen, Andrew, Ally, Jacqulyne, Jules, Evan, and Ella. Great uncle to Aidan, MacKenzie Jane, and Teddy.

Michael immigrated to Toronto with his family from Great Britain in May of 1953, and worked for almost 40 years at the Bank of Nova Scotia. He retired four years ago from his post as Unit Leader of the Special Account Centre to indulge his love of sailing, toy collecting and to spend time with his beloved Golden Retriever Maggie, who will miss him terribly.

Larger than life in stature as well and personality, Michael will be greatly missed by friends from his banking days, fellow toy collectors and all sailors, including members of Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club. Michael spent many happy days at ABYC racing boats, including Spectra, Starwatch KC1, and Bad Whiskey, with Patrick and a wonderful crew. His fitness plan in the off-season saw him performing “work party duties as assigned” at the club, where his contributions will be missed.

The family wish to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Scarborough Health Network General Hospital for their care and attention, in particular Doctors Ray Guo, Sydney Wong, Neil Orzech and ICU nurse, Julie Rupert.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the charity of your choice.

Services for Michael will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the Giffen-Mack Funeral Home, 4115 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario. Visitation to take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a celebration of Michael’s life to follow at 1 p.m.

Services

25 January

Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Giffen-Mack Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

4115 Lawrence Ave East
West Hill, ON M1E2S2

25 January

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Giffen-Mack Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

4115 Lawrence Ave East
West Hill, ON M1E2S2

25 January

Reception To Follow

Giffen-Mack Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

4115 Lawrence Avenue East
West Hill, ON M1E 2S2

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Jason Spetter

January 22, 2020

Dear Lisa,

I am deeply saddened to hear of Mike's passing. In addition to being a pleasure to work with, Mike was a kind soul. I have great memories of spending time with him in Montreal and Muskoka. He will be missed.

Warmly,
Jason

Robert Kearns

January 20, 2020

Dear Lisa, I was very saddened indeed to learn the tragic news that Michael had passed so suddenly. This must be a terrible blow for you.

I enjoyed a twenty six year friendship with Mike in the pursuit of our mutual interest and hobby of collecting Dinky Toys.

Mike was always a great source of advice and guidance to a novice collector like myself. He was a man of honour and integrity. He had a sparkling sense of humour and a wonderful sense of fun. I shall miss him very much.


I offer you my sincerest sympathies and deepest condolences.

Robert Kearns

Judith Lewis

January 20, 2020

It was with great sadness I learned of Michael's passing from Lisa. He was a fine man. My deepest sympathies to his family. Judith

Paul De Nuzzo

January 20, 2020

Lisa,

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Mike's passing. Far, far too young to pass. My interactions with Mike over 30 years at the Bank ranging from the time as Branch Manager, Audit and SAC were always professional and respectful. He was a good man who always meant well for all parties concerned.

My sincerest and deepest condolences.

Paul

Sylvia Yim

January 20, 2020

Dear Lisa, I am very sorry about your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Lyla & Grant Smith

January 20, 2020

Lisa, we were deeply saddened to hear about Mike's passing. Please know we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

Ray Knight

January 19, 2020

Dear Lisa,

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a fine man, well respected and I remember him as a “go to” guy when we worked together back in the 90s. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ray

Anna Tung

January 17, 2020

Lisa,

My condolences to you and your family. I am saddened by the news of Michael's passing. May you find comfort in the loving memories of his life. I am thinking of you.

Anna

Jeffrey Hughan

January 17, 2020

Lisa,

We are saddened by Michael’s passing, far too young. Our deepest condolences. I only got to know Michael over the past few years, but I know he was well respected by colleagues within the bank and he was an all around great guy. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts are with you.

Jeff

Shirley McCabe

January 16, 2020

Remembering a great coworker at Cedarbrae Plaza many years ago...driving his Saab...my sincere condolences to the family...far too young to pass...