Mary Ellen Sullivan

15 January, 193720 February, 2021
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It is with broken hearts that we the family of Mary Ellen Sullivan announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother on Feb. 20, 2021. Born in Sydney on January 15, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Phyllis and William Murphy of Sydney. She was also a member of St. Andrew’s United Church, Sydney and a member of the church choir for many years, which she truly enjoyed. In later years mom was a member of United Heritage Church and sang in the choir there also. She is survived by her six children, daughters Debbie (Brian) Costigan of Sydney, Phyllis MacDonald (Eddie Brace) Sydney, Patricia Smits, Sydney, Carol (Shane Doyle) Moncton, NB, sons Dougie Sullivan, Sydney, John (Dee Dee) Sydney. She was very proud grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Mom is also survived by 2 sisters Emelie MacVicar and Lillian Redmond both of Sydney and Donna Landry who held a special place in her heart and was like a daughter. Mom was predeceased by the love of her life Kareem ‘Creamie’ Sullivan as well as her son William Sullivan in infancy, granddaughters Angela Marie Smits and Jennifer Marie and daughter-in-law Karen Sullivan. Visitation will be held at TW Curry Parkview Chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 with COVID restrictions in effect. A private family service will follow. For those wishing to attend the service virtually it will be livestreamed via TW Curry’s Facebook page on Thursday, Feb. 25 starting at 2:00pm. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting


  • Debbie Costigan (Brian), Daughter
  • Phyllis MacDonald (Eddie Brace), Daughter
  • Patricia Smits, Daughter
  • Carol (Shane Doyle), Daughter
  • Dougie Sullivan, Son
  • John (Dee Dee), Son
  • Emelie MacVicar, Sister
  • Lillian Redmond, Sister
  • Donna Landry, Daughter of the Heart
  • Kareem ‘Creamie’ Sullivan, Husband (deceased)
  • Phyllis & William Murphy, Parents (deceased)
  • William Sullivan, Infant Son (deceased)
  • Angela Marie Smits, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Jennifer Marie, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Karen Sullivan, Daughter-in-law (deceased)
  • Mary wasa very proud grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, 24 February , 2021

  • Chapel Service

    Thursday, 25 February , 2021



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Maureen Lynch

26 February 2021

My deepest condolences Patricia & your family on the passing of your mother, Mary. Forever in your heart! ❤️🥲

Clifford & Lorraine Murphy

26 February 2021

Our sincere condolences to the Sullivan family on Mary's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. RIP.

Jody Murphy

25 February 2021

Thoughts and prayers to all the family. Mary was a great lady who will be missed. Rest in peace my beautiful cousin. Give my mom and dad a hug for me 💕

Joan Haley

25 February 2021

The members of the United Heritage Choir would like to express our condolences to your family on the death of your mother. She was a lovely lady and will be missed and remembered fondly by all who knew her.

Wendy Rumbles

24 February 2021

Mary was a wonderful friend as well as a great Mom and Grandmother. During her lifetime she touched many people with her kindness, generosity and caring personality. She will be missed greatly.
Our sympathy goes out to the family and extended family.
Our lives will is so sad without Mary.

Our sincerest sympathies from Sadie Walsh and family.

Rodney & Donna Colbourne

24 February 2021

To Sullivan Family,
We were very sad to hear of Mary’s passing. For many years your mom and dad were wonderful across the street neighbours and after that tenants in one of our rental units. We have many fond memories of your mom and her kindness towards my children. The kids always looked forward to Halloween because Mary always made them special candy apples and the door was always open so Grant could come over for a visit to chat with Kareem. She loved her family dearly and would always tell me stories about how everyone was doing. She was very proud of you all. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this most difficult time.
Deepest Sympathies,
The Colbournes, Rodney, Donna, Darren, Kaitlin, Grant and Michael

Leo And Wendy (Murphy) Getto

24 February 2021

The Sullivan Family....So Sorry To Hear Of Mary's Passing. Thinking Of You All At This Difficult Time....Prayers and Peace Are Being Sent Out To You All.....God Bless!!!!!

Rose Flood

24 February 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. My sincere condolences to all the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Bertha MacLeod

24 February 2021

Dear Sullivan family. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Edwin and Bertha MacLeod.

Wayne Murphy

23 February 2021

I am very sorry to hear about the passing of my cousin Mary. my thoughts and prayers are with you all. God BLess.

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