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Born: Jan 13, 1924

Date of Passing: Nov 26, 2013

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JOHN DAVIDSON FLINTOFT Born January 13, 1924 in Montreal, died on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 in Winnipeg. Predeceased by his wife Anne, his sister Grace, and brothers James and Christopher. He is survived by his children and grandchildren: Nancy Flintoft (John McWilliams), Shanly, Stephanie and Matthew Meronek; Diana Flintoft Knechtel (Tim Knechtel), Virginia, Sara and John; Sally Flintoft; John Flintoft (Andrea Mulherin Flintoft), Hugh and Anne. During the Second World War John was a member of R.C.A.F. 440 Squadron. He was shot down in February 1945 over occupied Holland, successfully evading capture thanks to the courage and resourcefulness of the Dutch resistance. A graduate of McGill Engineering, John spent his entire career with Canadian Pacific Railway. In keeping with his wishes there will be no service. Instead, whenever you see a CP train go by, think of him as his great joy in life was to sit by the tracks with a picnic and watch his beloved trains. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, donations in his memory may be made to L'Arche Winnipeg, 111 Regent Ave. E., Winnipeg, MB R2C 0C1, Thank you to everyone who helped him on his journey.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 30, 2013

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Was his investment advisor in Montreal for a few years in the 80's and early 90's until his move to Kingston. A true gentleman. - Posted by: Patrick Phelan () on: Jan 05, 2015

  • Sally and family.. I was sad to read of John's death… He was a favourite cousin of my Mum… Nancy Felicia Howitt Ward .. I too remember happy times with John and Sally when they visited Guelph.. All good thoughts to each of you .. love Pam - Posted by: Pamela Rennie (cousin) on: Dec 28, 2013

  • Dear John, Sally, Nancy and Diana. I was very sorry recently to hear about "Big John". From Winnipeg to Montreal and back to Winnipeg, your Dad was a true gentleman, a great friend to our family and always a larger than life presence in the Scott household. He will be missed. - Posted by: Andrew Scott (Family Friend) on: Dec 14, 2013

  • May your dad, grandfather, travel peacefully to meet his wife Anne and other family members. May you find solace in the memories. - Posted by: Gini Lauder (went to BH with Nancy) on: Dec 06, 2013

  • Dear Nancy, I did not know your Dad, but the fact he raised such a wonderful daughter is a great tribute to him. I am sorry for your loss. Cherish the wonderful memories. - Posted by: Lorraine Parks (Friend) on: Dec 02, 2013

  • I first talked with John when he lived in Kingston many years ago. He was friendly, polite and helpful with my family tree questions. I've also contacted Sally & Diana by email. Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of a great man. - Posted by: Ivy Mohrhardt (nee Moore) (3rd cousin 1 X removed) on: Dec 01, 2013

  • To all the Flintoft Children: Though it has been years since I have seen you, I just want to send you my heart felt condolences for the loss of your father. He sounds like he was a remarkable man.... - Posted by: Sidney Macaw () on: Nov 30, 2013

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