Obituary of Eveline Isabelle Flint
Eveline Flint (nee Jackson) passed away on July 21st , 2022 at her home in Kingston, Ontario. Born in Terrace B.C., she studied at UBC and worked as a journalist for a short time before moving to London, England, marrying her husband Ted Flint (1943-2003), and having their only son. The family made Kingston their permanent home in 1968. After spending 12 years working at Queen’s University in the Personnel Department Eveline embarked on a long career as a Financial Advisor. She assisted many friends, former colleagues and other clients in preparing for, and enjoying their retirement.
Eveline’s passion was community engagement. She loved to write, using her journalism background to create event promotions, newsletters and information pieces for the organizations that she held dear. While at Queen’s, Eveline was founding president of the University Staff Association and a member of the first two Principal’s Committees on the Status of Women. She was on the selection committee for the first Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, an organizer for the 1985 Courage to Dream Conference (which planted the seed for the creation of the community foundation) and a board member of The Ban Righ Foundation for Continuing Education for Women.
Among her community activities, Eveline was past president of The Kingston Arthritis Society, Medic Alert Chair for Kingston Life Underwriters, and a member of the Grand Theatre Summer Festival Advisory Committee for several years. Eveline was the last president of The Martello Tower Society, and led the reorganization into The Community Foundation of Greater Kingston. She was an Honorary Life Member of the Board of the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area.
She is survived by her son Claude Flint, of Pickering, and her three grandchildren, Connor, Wyatt and Sydney Flint, who were the absolute love of her life in her final years. Their energy and love brought many simple moments of contentment and joy to her every time she saw them. She was a fierce ally and advocate for her family, friends and community organizations, and will be sorely missed.
At Eveline’s request there will be no public funeral or visitation, she will be laid to rest alongside Ted at Cataraqui Cemetery, with family present. She was extremely dedicated to the Community Foundation for over a quarter of a century, so her family is requesting that any remembrance be directed there. A family fund has been established, and a memorial portal has been set up at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/74088