April 14, 1940 – November 14, 2021
In Loving Memory
It is with cherished memories and broken hearts we mourn the loss of a husband, father, papa and brother. Allen Maurice Flint went to be with his Lord on November 14, 2021. Allen was predeceased by his parents Harold and Olive Flint, brother Harold and brother in laws’ John Tweedy, Jack Macaulay and Peter Hildebrand.
Allen was born in McLellan Alberta and was the 2nd child of Harold and Olive Flint. Allen grew up in Union Bay with his 3 siblings Harold, Beryl and Pat and spent many years exploring and adventuring the rivers, forests, and oceans of the Comox Valley. Allen had a full life and a very happy childhood. Allen first came to know the Lord at his mother’s side when he was 4 years old. Allen went to school in Union Bay and later to High School at Courtenay High, he accelerated in his education and graduated at the age of 16.
In 1953 he met Jean Tweedy, through his closest friend John Tweedy, Jeannie’s twin brother. Dad was smitten. Dad, Mom and John were inseparable growing up. Allen and Jean were married in 1959 in Nanaimo, BC and began their new life together.
Dad was active in youth groups, the church and volunteering. Growing up his home church was Union Bay United, later in Iife he became a regular preacher at the little Union Bay Church. Allen was an active member of Elim Gospel Chapel and an elder at the church for many years. He loved the Lord.
Allen’s other passions were cars and motorcycles. He served his mechanic’s apprenticeship under Cyril Burns at Central Garage in Courtenay. Allen went on to work for many places through his career but the best memories we have is the garage at the bottom of Ryan Road, Allen’s 66 a Pacific 66 station. His kids, their friends, the grandpas (Harold Flint Sr. & Jack Tweedy) and Jeannie all worked at the family business. When Dad moved his business out to the farm, a new era began. His love of BMW motorcycles became more than a hobby and he set up a small repair shop servicing vintage BMW motorcycles. The motorcycle shop was soon a gathering place for tailgate coffee and cookie chats (thanks Jeannie) solving the world’s problems or helping a friend in need with wise counsel. Allen was an encourager and a wonderful confidante.
Many people remember Allen and his “Einstein” hair, his warm smile and wonderful laugh. Allen always found time for the “one”. He was generous with his time, kind with his words, a loving and devoted father and husband. He was a loyal friend, a man of integrity, faith and principle. He was everything to us!
Allen is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jeannie. His daughter Dianne Hawkins (Jordan (Elise) Caitlyn), his son Edward Flint, his wife Rose (Ashley Snow (Jonathon), Ryan, Celyn), three great grand children (Kathryn, Colten, Felicity) and “extra” grandson Joshua Harding. He also leaves to mourn his sisters’ Beryl Macaulay, Patricia Hildebrand and sister in law Lynda Flint as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Allen, Dad, Papa
– you will be forever missed – We love you.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26Obituary
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