Loving and cherished mother of Rachel Ruston (Sam Tamman). Dear sister of Terry Pettigrew (Tom Pettigrew) and Tim Flewelling, as well as loving Aunt to Derek Pettigrew (Susan) and Neil Pettigrew (Therese). She is predeceased by her parents, Sam and Kay Flewelling, as well as her brothers Neil, Ossie, and Charles Flewelling.
Lynn was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick and raised in the Village of Gagetown. She always believed in the power of education and therefore spent many years of her life attending different post-secondary institutions, including New Brunswick Community College (Administrative Professional Diploma), the University of New Brunswick (Bachelor of Science, Biology and Chemistry), Western University (Doctor of Dental Surgery, DDS), and the Atlantic School of Therapeutic Massage where she retrained as a Registered Massage Therapist. She instilled this belief in her daughter, Rachel, who earned her own degrees at Wilfrid Laurier University (Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Master of Education, Student Affairs) and pursued post-secondary education as a career.
Many of Lynn’s favourite memories were with patients and clients as both an owner and dentist at Applewood Dental Centre (Waterloo, ON), and as a massage therapist at Massage Addict (Fredericton, NB and Waterloo, ON) and The Waters Spa (Waterloo, ON). Both of her career paths were in the helping profession because she was guided by her empathy and compassion for others. She loved building relationships with her peers and clients, maintaining many of those friendships throughout her life.
Lynn retired in January 2021 from massage therapy, which allowed her to spend more time doing the things she loved such as, walking Sophie (the family dog) outside in nature, reading a book or five all at once, utilizing her creativity through macrame, quilting, or knitting, having a cold beer on a sunny patio, and sipping coffee on the front porch while listening to true crime stories. Most importantly, after her retirement, she was able to spend more time with friends and family, whether that was going for brunch at her favourite restaurant in St. Jacob’s, Jack’s; visiting loved ones across Canada in Quebec, New Brunswick, and British Columbia; or spending time chatting and laughing with her son-in-law, Sam, and the pride and joy of her life, her daughter, Rachel.
Weeks before Lynn passed away, she was able to celebrate the marriage of Rachel and Sam on October 12, 2022 – After living with Rachel and Sam in their home through most of the pandemic and the year following her diagnosis, this day was a highlight of her life and a day that will always be remembered by her daughter.
Cremation will take place. A Celebration of Life will be held by the family at a later date.
Donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Canada, the Lisaard House or your local Food Bank, in honour of Lynn’s constant generosity to those who needed help the most.
Messages may be left for the family at www.trictycremations.com or 519.772.1237. Please visit Lynn's obituary notice on Facebook.