Councillor Darrell Flynn mourned by Mayor and Council

July 6, 2016

SYDNEY, NS - Cape Breton Regional Municipality's Mayor and Councillors are mourning the passing of their colleague and friend, Darrell Flynn. Flynn was hospitalized on June 22 with complications related to pneumonia.

Flynn, 58, was the owner of Sydney’s Swiss Chalet restaurant. A successful businessman, Flynn decided to enter municipal politics to serve his community and won a by-election in District 10 on December 6, 2014. Prior to serving as a CBRM Councillor, he served with distinction as an elected member of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board.

"Our deepest sympathies go out to Darrell’s wife Eileen, children Emily Grace and Pat, and family," said Mayor Cecil Clarke. “We are deeply saddened by this sudden and tragic loss of such a good person, in the prime of his life, giving back to his community.”

Flags at City Hall and other municipal facilities have been lowered to half-mast.

"On behalf of Council and staff at the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, I extend our heartfelt condolences to Darrell’s family and friends," said Clarke. “His experience and leadership will be missed at the council table. I am proud to have served with him.”

In May, Flynn announced he would reoffer for his District 10 council seat and was actively attending meetings and events until his hospitalization.