Reg Flanagan, Jr. passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 at Beach Grove Home four days short of his 79th birthday. He is survived by his wife, Eileen (Grant), his son, David (Kate Bisson) and his daughters, Maureen (Rob LeClair) and Mary Beth (Brent Byrnes). He was loving and proud Gappy to Jack and Lily Flanagan, Phoebe and Sylvie LeClair, and Taylor, Noah and Riley Byrnes.Reg is also survived by his sister, Beverly Doyle (Jack deceased), brother Darrell Flanagan, sister-in-law, Shirley Flanagan, brother-in-law, Mike Conway, as well as many members of the extended Flanagan, Gillis and Grant families. Uncle Junie or Uncle Reggie will be remembered fondly by many nieces and nephews.He was predeceased by his parents, Reg Sr. and Isabelle (Gillis) Flanagan, sister, Darlene Conway and brother, Alfred Flanagan.Reg was born and raised in Charlottetown and as a younger man enjoyed great success in sports, especially fast ball and bowling where he competed locally and nationally. His greatest thrill, however, was watching his own children and grandchildren participate in their activities. He was also renowned as a dog trainer and raised four well behaved German Shepherds Rinty, Rocky, Baron, and Dolphie.Reg made many long-lasting friendships through sports, his neighbourhood in Parkdale, and his working life. He worked at Northumberland Consultants as a surveyor and then began a long career in police work, first with the Security Department at SDU and UPEI and later with the City of Charlottetown Police Department. During his time with the police force, Reg earned the reputation as a fierce, but fair police officer. Over the years he garnered a great deal of respect as someone you would be lucky to have in your corner during a crisis. As serious as he could be, he was always up for a good time and was the life of any party he attended.Reg’s last few years were marred by the onset of dementia which took away many of his freedoms and pastimes. He became a resident of Beach Grove in July 2019 and spent the summer there happily taking part in many activities and leading the singing and dancing. Autumn was not so kind, however, and he spent some time at Hillsborough Hospital before returning to Beach Grove in February. We would like to thank the staffs of Beach Grove -Meadow, Hillsborough, Unit 5 and Brecken House Day Program for their caring, professional, and kind attention to Reg.Resting at Hennessey-Cutcliffe-Charlottetown Funeral Home. Due to current restrictions, Funeral Services will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations can be made on-line or directly to the OT Activity Worker Program on Meadow at Beach Grove Home , 200 Beach Grove Rd., Charlottetown PEI C1E 1L3, 902-368-6750On-line condolences may be made at www.islandowned.ca.
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