It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Brother Mike Flynn.
Brother Flynn made a huge impression on IBEW 213 during his 26 years of service as an Assistant Business Manager and Business Manager, and his many colleagues benefitted not only from his many years of experience but his contagious zest for life.
His guidance was integral in establishing IBEW 213 as the Local Union we know today, and it is with gratitude that we should reflect on the legendary times, stories and laughs he shared with each of us.
As many of you know, Brother Flynn had been battling brain cancer, and we were informed through his son Bill that he passed away peacefully in the early morning of Sunday, October 17, with his family at his closeby, at the age of 76. He leaves behind his wife Terri and two sons, Bill and Dan.
Mike Flynn became a member of IBEW 213 in 1964, working for Shaw Cable for 25 years before he joining the Business Office as an Assistant Business Manager in 1989. Upon the sudden passing of Rick Dowling in June 2010, Mike stepped up and was appointed Business Manager by the Executive Board. He managed our Local through one of our most challenging times before handing those reigns over to Adam Van Steinburg in 2014, and fully retiring in Oct 2015.
My condolences on this sad news.
IBEW 213 Business Manager (2010-14) Mike Flynn (R) seen here with young journey electrician (and current Assistant Business Manager) Mandeep Saggu from 2011.