Francine Marie Flynn

Please Note: A recording of the mass for Francine will available to view for those unable to attend in person. The recording will be posted on this tribute page by mid-afternoon Friday, please scroll to the bottom of this page to see the video link. 

Flynn, Francine (Donkers)


Peacefully passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021 at her residence in Listowel, two days before her 56th birthday.


The world lost a beautiful soul. We are deeply saddened by the loss of Francine. A devoted mother to Nicholas, Jacob, and Blake. Fiancé to the love of her life, Gord Cummings and friend to his daughters Heather, Kelly, and Heidi. Loving oma to Sydney and Carter Flynn. Daughter of Annie (Klunder) and the late Henry Donkers (2016). Cherished sister of Jim (Marilyn), Mary (Willard) Ropp, Theresa (the late Dave) Burns, Mike (Svetlana), Ann (John) Tracey, Stephanie Donkers-Schmalz, Christine (Rob) Annis, and John (Sarah). Remembered by her nieces, nephews, and their families and her many close friends.


Francine was a fun and vivacious spirit and we will forever be inspired by her courage. She loved her garden full of flowers and her house full of nice things. She cherished time spent with her boys, her fiancé, and her large family. Until we meet again.


Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira. A memorial mass will take place on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 11 a.m. at St. Teresa of Avila RC Church, 19 Flamingo Dr., Elmira. To register your attendance for the visitation and/or funeral mass, please call the funeral home at 519-669-2207. Masks are mandatory, and physical distancing will be in effect.


Memorial donations to Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated, and can be made through the funeral home.


To donate direct, please send cheques or donate online to the charity of your choice. Call us at the funeral home, 519-669-2207 and we will place a card to the family (as always, we still accept cash or cheque at the funeral home)
Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation
1 King Street West, Suite 702
Hamilton, ON L8P 1A4
Mailing Address:
Box 739, LCD 1, Hamilton, ON L8N 3M8
P: 905-522-3863