OBITUARY

John Michael Flint

October 21, 1944August 7, 2013
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John M. Flint, 68, of Williamsburg, passed away on August 7, 2013. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Sherri L. Flint. He was born in Leeds, England and grew up in Christchurch, New Zealand. He lived in the U.S., Ohio, and Virginia for 35 years. He was an international traveler for work and enjoyment. He also loved sailing, motor boating, and being on the water. John is survived by his spouse, Barbara Flint; sons, Michael Flint (Nikki), Shane Flint (Chele), Sean Flint (Brittany), and Andy Flint (Carli); grandchildren, Nicole (Andrew), Nathaniel, Jackson, Madeleine, Mackenzie and Lily; siblings, Brenda Chapman of Auckland, NZ, and Peter Flint, Eastbourne, Eng. A celebration of life will be held on October 21, 2013. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA, 23188.

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  • Celebration of Life Monday, October 21, 2013
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John Michael Flint

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Cathy and Jim Condon

October 18, 2013

We were very fortunate to have met John early on our Looper boat trip. We traveled 9 months together and never tired of his company. John was the greatest story teller, sharing tales of his childhood and his sons. We learned more about US history from John then we ever did in our history classes. We were amazed by the scope of his knowledge of world history as well. However, the greatest attribute was John's love of life, his love of Barb, the love for his sons and their families and the love for his friends. We felt very fortunate to be called his friends and family. Whenever we remember our boat trip and our Route 66 trip all of the wonderful times with John and Barb become living memories that we will cherish forever.

Barbara Franklin

October 8, 2013

We met John & Barbara while traveling the Great Loop on our boats which included a 22 hour crossing of the Gulf of Mexico. We all kissed the ground after a very rough crossing and then went to breakfast together after being up all night. John loved boating and traveling and was a dear to know. We celebrated completing The Loop together In Ft. Myers, FL.
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Ian Chapman

August 23, 2013

Thank you Uncle John for the many great memories.
Memories of family holidays, inviting us on his company's annual picnics and flights in small aircraft over Canterbury New Zealand are just a few.
One particular flight with Uncle John stands out.
A cross country flight was taking longer than intended. It became obvious we would not make it home to Christchurch before daylight ended.
John prepared to land at a small grass airfield. A car on the airfield was flashing its headlights - I imagined this was in case we had not seen the airfield.
As we circled over the airfield, other cars with headlights on to act as landing lights were forming a line at the side of the airfield.
John landed the plane safely with a little daylight to spare. The driver of the car that had been flashing the headlights introduced himself as a pilot and owner of the local hotel. He gave us accommodation for the night and hospitality in the bar.
What a great time for an adoring young nephew who didn't mind the least being late for school the following day!

Much love to Barbara and all the Flint family. Our thoughts are with you.

Ian Chapman

Fiona Chapman Herbert

August 16, 2013

I have great memories of Uncle John, and have him to thank for many experiences ...
From early childhood, flying over Christchurch with Uncle John as the pilot, to being his co-driver on road trips in the U.S.
...North Carolina. Cape Canaveral- NASA to Niagara Falls
....I can remember being told by Uncle John that I was the better driver, not as heavy footed as he was!.. Looking back I realise he just wanted me to drive so he could put his seat back and have zzzzzzz's !!!
Thanks for the great times Uncle John.
Barb, Mike, Shane, Sean and Andy,our thoughts are with you.
Forever in our hearts

Sonja Merritt

August 16, 2013

ANdy and Sean I am so sorry for your loss!!Your dad was such a wonderful man and still remember him from when we were younger! My mom speaks highly of him and sends her condolences as well. Prayers to you guys!

Alison Farrelly

August 13, 2013

I have so many wonderful memories of my fun Uncle John throughout my childhood. He had a wonderful laugh, very infectious. He would tease me incessantly and as I grew up I began to return the favour. We had many great times and I will miss hearing about his next big adventure. With much love to Barb and the Flint family. XXX

Mark Flint

August 12, 2013

John took my brothers and I on our first ever flight. We flew from White Waltham airfield in England in a Piper Cherokee 140 and flew around the local area. We absolutely loved it and I still enjoy flying today.
I also remember telling John about Wombles. The Wombles of Wimbledon Common were very big in the '70s and John heard about them when he was working in Libya. We sent him a drawing of a Womble and he said that he put it in the back window of his car with "This is what a Womble looks like", and then drove around so that the Libyans would know what one looked like too.
So if you ever meet a Libyan who knows what a Womble looks like, you can probably thank John for educating them.
Barb, Mike, Shane, Sean and Andy. I am so very sorry for your loss. We all have great memories of John and as long as we have them he will always be with us.

August 11, 2013

Barb, we send our love and sympathy in your loss of John - our thoughts and prayers for your comfort and peace go out to you and John's family. Meredith & Tom Houghton, Louisville KY

Sara Hayes

August 10, 2013

So incredibly sorry for your loss. Andy & Sean-you and your family will be in my thoughts & prayers.

rodney piggott

August 10, 2013

im really sorry for the family sean and andy and wife I give all my blessing