Obituary of FLOOD, James Francis

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Noted as one of his most dramatic feats, he accomplished his final disappearing act, Wednesday evening. Abracadabra-alakazam! at the age of 80. Fondly remembered for his life of magic, music, compassion & community involvement.
He is survived by loving wife & magician's assistant, Dolores Flood (nee Boissonneau) in their 60th year of marriage; his spirit carried on by his wife & children Bernie (spouse Louise Mann, children Vanessa, Hillary), Theresa (spouse Robert Miller, children Danielle, Ashley, Mike), Dennis (spouse Susan Buck, children Jaqueline, Blake), Rita (partner Ted), & the late Charlie Flood. Known to audiences by his stage names, The Great Zucchini, Bob Loblaw, The Mad Hatter Of Fraserville, or from his former baseball days, as Fearless Flood Pitcher Extraordinaire. He may be remembered for, The 402 Preservation Barnyard Banjo Band, his extensive involvement throughout the community, performing magic acts & musical entertainment; in particular for seniors, special needs groups & children, bringing smiles to many faces--a show for the ages. He was a gentleman farmer-the very definition of a man out standing in his field, purveyor of Christmas trees at the Flood Family Fun Farm & Fraserville Observatory, avid musician and singer, host of many social events such as the annual legion picnic, and always lending a hand to people in need. Special thank you to his niece Claudia Vsetula (nee Flood) for her help & support to the family, as well as the staff at PRHC. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to ALS research. Please join us and share in the re-telling of one of the greatest stories ever told.

Service Information

The wake will take place Tuesday, June 16th, 6-9pm at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 28 King St W Millbrook ON. Funeral Wednesday, June 17th at 11am also at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. The Celebration of James' Life will continue following the service at the Millbrook Legion, Branch 402.


Doris, our heartfelt condolences on your loss. Jim will be missed so very much.

Phil and Cheryl Unger

Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Jim

Junemarie, Jennifer and Victor

So sorry to hear about the loss of my Uncle Jim. My thoughts go out to Aunt Delores and my cousins and their families. He will be missed but I'm sure that whenever you hear a banjo play you will think of him.

Wynne Elliott

Our family has fond memories of big Jim and his fun antics and playing Santa Claus on Rochman Blvd. Our sincere condolences to Dolores and family.

Audrey Millar &Laurie , Lynda Leroux & Terri Lynn

To a great guy who touch us all in a very big way. His whit and unflagging attempts at humor were his hallmark and his charm! Not to mention a great tenor banjo player. We loved him dearly. Cheers my friend. Hope to see you on the other side.

Greg & Jackie Brown

To all of the Floods So sorry to hear of your loss. Uncle Jimmy will be missed by many. our deepest condolences Fran Drew and Mike Guenther

Fran Drew

Greg & Jackie Brown

Sincere condolences to aunt Dolores, and cousins Bernie, Theresa, Dennis, Rita and your families on the loss of your Husband, Father and Grandfather. Just read the wonderful Obituary of uncle Jimmy's life and legacy. A man for all seasons!

Cathy and Ike Eichhorn

Wynne Elliott


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Hi, just to be clear, the film is in the can . This last round of fundraising it to help clear up the last $4k of out-standing costs. Cleaning up these last bills will allow Maria to focus colltepemy on the task of getting this wonderful film into the hands (eyes) of the public. more updates to come!