Eleanor Mary Flint

April 23, 1913 – November 13, 2011

Predeceased by Tom, her husband of 65 years in 1998, son Peter in 1938 and great grandson Brian in 2003. She leaves her son Gerry (Fran) Flint, grandchildren Susan (Bruce) Walders, Chris(Nicola) Flint, Great grandchildren Lynda (LeeRoy), Michelle (Dan), Brock and Shane, her Great great grandsons Pierce, Mason and Dustin, along with several nieces and nephews and close friends. Her love, generosity, care and concern for all of us will be cherished always. Eleanor was born in Cobridge Staffs, England, the eldest of four children. She earned entrance to Cambridge University while attending Brown Hills School for girls where she excelled in English literature. She had a remarkable memory and recognized all acquaintances, and with genuine interest enquired after their well being and that of their families. The Flint family, along with Tom’s brother Joe and his family emigrated to Sidney in 1948. Tom and Eleanor purchased Beacon Motors, which later became Flint Motors Ltd. Three generations of the family operated the business from 1948 to 1991. She was the stabilizing influence pertaining to the financial end of the business. Her motto was “look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves”. Eleanor was active in the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Anns, Save the Children and was founding secretary of the SPAC. Following their retirement she and Tom enjoyed many winters in California where family and friends were always warmly welcomed. Our grateful thanks to Dr. Kennedy and the attentive, caring staff in the South ward and extended care of SPH. The Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation and Save the Children Fund were her favourite charities and in lieu of flowers, donations to one of these or the charity of your choice would be a welcome tribute to her memory. A memorial tea will be held at Capital City Yacht Club, Blue Heron Road Sidney, BC in January and will be announced at a later date.


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