Obituary of Ken Flynn
Ken Flynn was born January 6, 1932, the 5th son of John and Sadie Flynn. His brothers Ed, Bill, Mac and Ron shared chores and sports throughout the years. The family was complete when 4 years later Beryl arrived. Ken attended Fir Mountain school for all his educational years. He walked with the Greffard kids or rode his horse Dolly to school. He participated in track and field, and all other school sports. Upon completing school Ken spent time working off the farm at odd jobs, and his heart for farming brought him home in 1956. Love also bloomed when he met and romanced Sylvia Piche. They were married on January 14,1961. Their union brought a family of 3, Kim, Arlene and Shelley. They farmed from the start, working hard together, growing crops and raising cattle. He loved the farming end, spending hours watching his crop grow and checking grain heads, bringing them home near harvest. He collected the heads, thrashed them out, counted the kernels. Ken was helpful, volunteering for all cement basement pouring. He was good muscle at all his family brandings, for Ron, Bruce (sr.), Bob (sr.) and Merle Flynn. Ken coached the Fir Mountain Little league team, he was an Assistant leader in Wood Mountain 4-H club and for many years made the ice and was the caretaker of the Fir Mountain curling rink. Ken always had time to play catch, croquet, horse shoes, cards and board games with his children, grandchildren, his nieces and nephews. He had a special spot for all children. Ken’s sports interest started early with baseball, and the family curling team, and later continued with the Glentworth bowling league. His baseball days included local play, twilight and masters. He was seen playing catch with his grandson when he was 86. Ken and Sylvia enjoyed many hours of bridge and cribbage with their friends. The couple were spectators of their children’s and their grandchildren’s sports. Ken happily lived his years on the farm, until recent medical conditions required his move to the Mankota Prairie View Health Centre. Ken passed away on October 26, 2021, at the Prairie View Health Centre, at the age of 89 years. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Ken is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Sylvia Flynn (nee Piche); son Kim Flynn (Bonnie Loewen); daughter Arlene (Gordon) Wilson, grandson Keane Wilson, grandson Kale (Brandy) Wilson, great grandchildren Persephonee, Anastasia, Ryker and Izadora Wilson, grandson Kendal Wilson (Kaylee Lam), great grandchildren Kinsten and Kashton Wilson-Lam; daughter Shelley Flynn (Sean Woodford), granddaughter Christa Metz, grandson Cody Metz; brother Bill Flynn; sister-in-law Jean Piche; and many nieces, nephews, and their families. Predeceased by his parents John and Sarah (nee Greer) Flynn; brothers Ed (Irene) Flynn, Mac (Lillian) Flynn, Ron (Marilynn) Flynn; sister Beryl (John) Harden; sister-in-law Edith Flynn; father and mother-in-law Leger and Denise Piche; brother-in-law Paul Piche; and sister-in-law Theresa (Jim) Ramstead. Celebration of Life was held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 2:00 p.m., at the Fir Mountain Community Hall. Emcee was Arlene Wilson. Candle lighting by Ken’s grandchildren. Laying of wheat by his great grandchildren. Readers were Shelley Flynn, Keane Wilson and Kendal Wilson. Music by Jody Harden. Honourary pallbearers were Ken’s dear friends and neighbours throughout the years. Interment will take place at a later date at Mountain View Cemetery, Fir Mountain, SK. Memorial donations in memory of Ken to the Fir Mountain Community Hall, Box 116, Glentworth, SK S0H 1V0 were greatly appreciated. The service can be viewed and/or online condolences can be shared at www.pichehawkinsgrondinfuneralchapels.ca.