ARCHDIOCESE OF CANBERRA RELEASE: Archdiocesan priest Fr Ron Flack, who was a heart transplant recipient about 20 years ago, has died in Clare Holland House, Canberra.Fr Flack, who was 74, died just six months short of his golden jubilee as a priest.
Between 1968 and 1975, Fr Flack was secretary to Archbishop Thomas Cahill. He also served in Young, Waramanga, the Cathedral, Curtin, Bungendore and Braidwood parishes.
The funeral Mass for Fr Flack, with Bishop Pat Power presiding, will be celebrated at 10.30am on Wednesday in St Christopher’s Cathedral. A Vigil Mass with North Woden parish priest Fr Tony Frey presiding will be celebrated at 7.30pm on Tuesday in St John Vianney’s Church, Waramanga.
Fr Flack, who struggled with ill health for a number of years, is survived by his older sister Mary; siblings Joan, Colin, Bernie and Paul predeceased him. Mary is the mother of Fr Frey. He is also survived by his former housekeeper and best friend Frances Smyth.