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August 19, 2003
Mayor offers condolences to family Of Dennis Flynn (revised)
  
Toronto - Mayor Mel Lastman today offered his condolences to the family and
friends of former Metro Chairman Dennis Flynn, who passed away this morning at
the age of 79.

"Dennis was a remarkable man and a remarkable politician," said Lastman. "On
behalf of Toronto City Council and the 2.5 million people of this great city, I
want to assure the Flynn family that his contributions - to his community, his
province and his country - will not be forgotten."

Flynn, a decorated Second World War veteran who served both as Mayor and
Councillor for Etobicoke, also sat on the Toronto Police Services Board and
received the Order of Ontario in 2001. An Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the
Toronto Scottish Regiment, Flynn was in Petawawa observing Canadian Army
Reserve exercises at the time of his death.

Beginning tomorrow, the City of Toronto will make books of condolences
available for public signing in the Rotunda of City Hall and the Etobicoke
Civic Centre. City flags will be flown at half-mast until sunset on the day of
the funeral and a moment of silence will be observed at September's Council
meeting in Flynn's memory.

For more information please contact: Leona Barrington, Mayor's
Office, 416-395-6472



 

 

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