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Earl William Flynn

January 26, 1942 ~ April 28, 2022 (age 80)


It is with great sorrow and much love that we announce the passing of Earl Flynn on Thursday April 28/22 at the age of 80 years.
Earl is survived by his wife Zoria, of 36 years and daughter Karen and grandchildren Crystal and Benji, son Robert and stepson Steve and puppy dog Chester. Also survived by all his siblings, Anne McCoy (Gerry), Helena Lussier (Rene), Rosalie McPherson (Joe), Cecil Flynn Jr. (Peggy), Philip Flynn (Charlene), Scotty Flynn (Kathy) and Clayton Flynn (Jerri) and numerous nieces and nephews. Also, one great niece and nine great nephews.
Earl was predeceased by his parents and niece Michelle and his favourite pup Rascal.
Earl was born to Cecil Francis and Mary Elizabeth Flynn in Windsor Nova Scotia. Earl was the second oldest of eight children. He grew up in Wentworth N.S. as well as in Brooklyn, N.S. Earl always had a love for music as his father played just about any instrument either at home or at dances. As a result, Earl picked up and played guitar and sang as well. As a young teenager Earl moved out to the "Wild West." (He was disappointed that he did not see cowboys and the like when he got off the train.) He worked with several companies and then enrolled in NAIT and became a licensed mechanic. He later moved to Surrey BC where he owned and operated "Earls Newton Texaco" on the King George Highway. He also formed a band of his own with whom he played every chance he got. Earl eventually moved back to Alberta. Hinton became his home for the rest of his life. He was employed at Larry Bourne Auto, Chinook Pontiac and Buick and the Weldwoods Forest Resources Division. He retired in 2006. In earlier years Earl had a passion for hunting, fishing, golfing, sledding, motorcycles and who could ever forget his old cars! It was with great pride and joy when he drove one of his vehicles in the Canada Day Parade. Besides his family left to mourn are his friends and coffee buddies.
There will be a "Wake N Jam" at the Venue at the Athabasca Valley Inn and Suites on Thursday, May 12 from 2.00 pm until 7.00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to either the Alberta Cancer Society or the Diabetes Foundation or your local SPCA. Cremation has taken place.
We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Sorenson and all the nurses and staff who cared for Earl during his time in the hospital. We would also like to thank Foothills Memorial Chapel for their kindness and compassion during this difficult time.

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