Dennis Allen Flint, 66 of Courtenay, BC, passed away peacefully on March 9 2013 surrounded by family following a long struggle with heart disease.
Denny is survived by his devoted wife of 44 years Heather, children Jenna Ledingham-Reid (Gordon) of Courtenay, Julia Nicole Gilbert (Jason) of Abbotsford BC, Cpl. Nathan Flint of CFB Petawawa, and Katie Flint of Courtenay, grandchildren Tyler, Madeline, Hannah, Kennedy, Clarissa, Zoe, Hayden and Gabriel.
Predeceased by his parents Victor and Ethel Flint (Freeborn) of Victoria and daughter Megan (1971).
In 1986 after a career teaching high school music, he joined the ranks of the RCMP. Posted initially to Surrey BC, Denny demonstrated a gift for working with young people and quickly developed a reputation for integrity. His passion for the job earned him respect in Surrey, Whalley, Hornby Island, Mount Washington, Comox Valley and eventually the North Island Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU).
Cheerful, enthusiastic and generous, Denny was deeply involved with the communities he lived in. A believer in ‘giving back’, Denny served as a volunteer Firefighter and Paramedic (Gold River), Auxiliary Police (Nelson, BC), Search and Rescue (Comox), and was active on the boards of Y.A.N.A. and the L’Arche Society.
Service will be held at Comox United Church 1:30pm Saturday 16 2013. No flowers please. Donations to L’Arche Comox Valley, 1736 England Ave. Courtenay BC V9N 2P6.