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TRIBUTE: Jacob  Alexander FLICKINGER (1991-2024)

TRIBUTE: Jacob  Alexander FLICKINGER (1991-2024)

Jacob Alexander FLICKINGER 

1991-2024

Jacob Alexander Flickinger died April 1, 2024, at age 33 in Gaza while delivering humanitarian food aid with World Central Kitchen (WCK). He was killed along with six other WCK teammates who made the ultimate sacrifice in their mission to bring aid, hope and comfort to the most vulnerable.

Jacob was a native of St. Georges, Quebec and a proud Canadian Armed Forces veteran who served in Afghanistan. He was a loving son to his mother, Sylvia Labrecque, and father, John Alexander Flickinger. He was a devoted companion to his life partner, Sandy Leclerc; a proud, loving father to his baby son, Jasper; and very close to his stepfather, Stephen Leclerc. He is survived by an extended family of many aunts, uncles and cousins from Quebec and Florida as well as many loving friends from all over the world.

Jacob died doing what he loved while serving others in need. He was a fearless warrior who didn’t hesitate to run toward danger to help others. He loved his work with WCK as it married his military skills with his desire to serve as well as his adventurous spirit and love of travel and learning about other people and cultures. He valued his friendships deeply and was a loyal, trusted friend to many. He had an adventurous spirit and loved hunting, rock climbing, rappelling, hiking, camping and more. As a skilled military vet, he enjoyed using his knowledge and training to help others achieve their best selves or “peak performance,” as he would put it. He worked as a personal trainer, life coach, mentor, survival guide and more. 

He was especially interested in working with and serving military veterans.

Jacob valued family above all and had only recently started a family of his own with Sandy, whom he loved and cared for deeply. They had many plans, hopes and dreams together that will live on through Ms. Leclerc; their son, Jasper; and his mother and father.

The funeral service, which took place on April 19 at Église de Saint-Georges, was preceded by a procession from the local funeral home to the church. 

In lieu of flowers, if you feel so moved, you may express your sympathy by contributing to Jacob’s Go Fund Me campaign for his family (https://gofund.me/bf043f2d).

Mayor Bruno Marchand speaks at the Québec Capitale Climat launch at the Musée de la Civilisation on April 11. (Photo by Ruby Pratka)

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On April 13, about 200 people showed up for the march to preserve the Boisé des Châtels from developers. They came with their colourful signs, some reading, “Save our forest,” “I love my urban forest” and “Do not kill the beauty of the world.” (Photo by Cassandra Kerwin)

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This photo was taken at Spencer Wood (now Bois de Coulonge), then the official residence of the lieutenant governor of Quebec. FDR and Governor General Lord Tweedsmuir are seated in the car. Beside it are Lieutenant Governor Esioff-Léon Patenaude and his wife and grandchild. The president’s son James Roosevelt is the tall man at the back left. (Photo from the W.B. Edwards archive)

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