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Carl Flintoff

FLINTOFF,Carl Cooper (Born-July 12th, 1928; Died-June 15th, 2019) Carl always described himself as “on the mend”; however, he died peacefully on June 15, 2019 at St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Elliot Lake after a brief hospitalization with family around him. His wit is renowned but we continue to be touched and amazed at how many people have said “your Dad was so good to me” …. “your Dad always had time for me”. Carl was born on July 12, 1928 in Orono, Ontario to Hazel Annetta Cooper and Glen Lonsdale Flintoff. His father was a successful owner of a hardware store in Oshawa until he became ill. He died on March 5, 1936 when Carl was 7 years old. Carl was pre-deceased by his older sister, Margaret Connolly. He is greatly missed by his younger sister, Shirley Branton, of Windsor and her children. Shirley lovingly remembers how her big brother, Carl, from age 11 always looked out for her when their widowed mother, ever resourceful, went to work in a munitions factory in Pickering during World War II. Carl married the love of his life, Jacqueline (Clarke) Flintoff, on Feb.9, 1952. He first whistled at her from the steps of the bank in her hometown of Bowmanville as she walked by with her sisters. They were married for 50 years until Jacquie died on April 4, 2002. Dad’s loving care to our mother during her illness is forever in our hearts. When she couldn’t walk anymore, he waltzed her on top of his feet to wherever she needed to go. Her loving memory was great solace for him especially in the past couple of years and now Dad has rejoined his dance partner. Carl was a founding father of Elliot Lake. He arrived in the summer of 1957 after his brother-in-law, Clifford LaPrairie, invited Carl to join him in business … and other adventures. Carl retired in 1995 and was recognized for his 37 years in business in Elliot Lake. He said that going through the tough times with the town taught him to appreciate the good times even more. Carl loved playing and watching all sports, especially when his children and grandchildren were involved. He played on the Orono Orphans Hockey Team when they won the Ontario Junior Championship in 1949. This resulted in his induction into the Clarington Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. He played for the Elliot Lake Oldtimers and then as a hockey veteran, he coached. For the past 25 years, Carl enjoyed organizing the biggest golf tournament in northern Ontario. “The Flint” is still going strong with the annual tournament always held on the Canada Day weekend. Carl was overseeing and checking the details for the upcoming tournament right up until his last day. Carl will be greatly missed by his six children and their spouses: Margaret Mary Flintoff (Peter Henderson) of Ottawa; Veronica Fyck (Terry) and Michael Flintoff (Judy) of Burlington; Charles Flintoff (Lisa) and Billy Flintoff (Doreen) of Elliot Lake; and Cecilia Richardson (John) of Waterdown. Carl and Jacquie have 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren… with 3 more on the way: Bennett Henderson (Kaila) and son Cooper; Jacqueline Henderson (Greg) and son Peter; Graeme Henderson (Rachel) and children Maeve and Fenwick; Frazier Fyck and children Jaxon and Kylie; Mackenzie Fyck (Laura) and son Maddox; Carl Flintoff (Brigitte) and children Maxandre, Zackaël and Adélie; Malcolm Flintoff (Renée) and son Miles; Denver Toole (Ryan) and sons Thomas and Oliver; Michael Flintoff; Heather Flintoff; Charlie Flintoff (Bettina); Farrell Flintoff (Céline) and daughter Abigail; Spenser Flintoff (Miia); Mandy Poole; Laura, Renee and Jack Richardson. Carl also enjoyed and loved his many in-laws. He will be missed by Colleen Clarke, Maria Clarke, Patricia Barber, Bill and Joan Clarke, Clifford LaPrairie and Donna Clarke. Carl was pre-deceased by Jacquie’s sister Nonie LaPrairie and her husband Carl LaPrairie, and his brother-in-law, Gerry Clarke. Carl loved and was loved by many nieces and nephews – the LaPrairies, the Clarkes, the Wimpennys, the Barbers. Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 1pm to 3pm and 6pm to 8pm at the Hampton Inn Maple Room in Elliot Lake. Funeral mass will be celebrated by Rev. Anthony Man-Son-Hing at Saint Bernadette Catholic Church, 45 Spruce Ave., Elliot Lake on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 11am. If you wish, contributions in memory of Carl can be made to the St. Joseph’s General Hospital Foundation www.sjhfound.com via the CanadaHelps.org link and directed to the CT Scanner Fund (70 Spine Road, Elliot Lake, ON P5A 1X2). The family would like to thank the North East LHIN Home and Community Care staff for their compassionate care in recent months. We would also like to extend deepest appreciation to: Carl’s long-time family physician, Dr. Barry Wannan; the following caring physicians, Dr. Stirling, Dr. Long, Dr. Prescott, Dr. deBortoli; and the stellar nursing staff of St. Joseph’s General Hospital. We quote Carl for the final words: “I had a great run…. Enough said”.13339023
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Posted by Roger Lafreniere (Freind for my life time in Elliot lake) On Monday, June 24, 2019
Carl You help build the foundation of Elliot Lake and you are on of the reason the city still exist.I always ask how you were doing and you did the same.Take this statement with you I will miss you.
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Posted by Anthony Sarich (Friend) On Thursday, June 20, 2019
Carl was the only man I know that whenever I would meet him would bring a SMILE to my face.His somewhat sleepy but intense way of looking at you was endearing.His Dry-Wit was second to none.God bless you Carl, you are a True Elliot-Laker. From an old friend as you always called "The Big Bird".aka, Tony & Rosemary Sarich.
Posted by gary croteau (friend) On Thursday, June 20, 2019
Over numerous years as a Elliot Laker I enjoyed

overtimer hockey and golf with Carl. But I remember

him as a supporter while I was in business and most

of all as a Kiwanian. Once a week we shared

companionship and raised money for the community.

He never waived in his support for causes for young

people in the community. To his wonderful family

our deepest condolences. He did have a great run

and enough said. Gary and Pat Croteau

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