FLINTOFF, James "Brent"

Retired 30 year employee of General Motors

 On Thursday, September 2, 2021, my husband, Brent lost a long battle with complications from MS. Brent was an active member of our family, even as his body became less responsive to his wishes.  He was a loving and supportive husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and great uncle.  He will be remembered for his sense of humour and fun, the nicknames he gave, the things he built and put into the world, the recipes his family still uses at holidays, and the genuine connection he made with the people around him wherever he went.  He never missed a Bruins' game or an episode of NCIS, and he was always ready for a conversation over a bag of Cheetos.  He will be missed at Hillsdale Terraces, at family movie nights, and at the head of our table at holidays, but his kindness, laughter, and the hope he never truly lost for a cure will be with us always. Dearest loved husband of Shirley for 55 years.  Loving and supportive father of Stephen Flintoff (Deanna) and Larisa Barbour.  Poppa of Tasha, Jake, Deacon and Lily; Great-Poppa of Riley.  Brother of Dianne Fernandez (Aaron), Terry Flintoff, Glenda Baker (Josh Haunsberger).  Specials thanks to the personal support workers for their exceptional care.  Private arrangements entrusted to McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).  Donations in memory of Brent can be made to MS Society of Canada.  


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  • Sep 4, 2021

    Sue Felix
    My deepest condolences to you Shirley and your family.Brent was a great guy, I remenber when he came when I lost Carlos..it was very thoughtful of him.May your memories keep him alive and everclose to your heart.Take care..God bless.
  • Sep 4, 2021

    Don and Sandra Wright
    Sorry about your loss. Wish we had the right words just know we care. Ruth too.
  • Sep 6, 2021

    Donald Flintoff
    I've not seen Brent for quite awhile but I remember him as an avid hockey player in his youth. We lost touch as I went to university and moved to BC. He was a great family guy and a good husband to Shirley. He will be missed. He was always my older cousin. 
    Donald and Maggie Flintoff
    Richmond, BC
  • Sep 7, 2021

    Joan Taylor
    Dear Shirley, Larissa and family,
    I am sorry to read of Brent's passing.   Mom and I used to enjoy seeing him outside on sunny days in the Serenity Garden at the Terraces.   We had many chats about GM, Local 222, my father and the Rutherford clan .... lots of trips down memory lane.  It was always nice to see you, Larissa and her beautiful white dog coming for visits.
    I remember the meals you brought in when Brent first came to H.T.  It's always a difficult, busy transition and you always made time to stop and chat en route to the elevator.
    Take care and cherish the many wonderful memories you have of healthy years with Brent. 
  • Sep 13, 2021

    Janet Hosking
    Shirley and family, Sorry to hear of Brent's passing.  I hope your family's cherished memories will comfort you.  

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