OBITUARY

Father Joseph A.E. Sullivan

December 14, 1955July 20, 2019

Reverend Joseph A. E. Sullivan, former pastor of St. Edmund's of Canterbury Parish, Beaconsfield, passed away at the age of 63 following a series of illnesses. Predeceased by his parents Patrick Leo SULLIVAN and Maureen SULLIVAN (nee Lunny). Sadly missed by his loving family: brother Patrick and Monique, sister Maureen and Dennis Kelly, sister Sheila and Ian Loudon, and brother John; as well as his nieces and nephews, Pamela, his grandniece Valerie, Adam and fiancée Amy Jones, Timothy, Owen, and Colleen, as well as loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Having been a faithful servant of God for over 36 years, Father Joe leaves behind fond memories in the hearts and minds of the many friends, colleagues and parishioners he had served in various parishes within the diocese of Montreal. The visits, phone calls and support everyone had shown throughout Father Joe's physical struggles these last four years were greatly appreciated. It provided him with encouragement and strength to face the many challenges before him. He was able to find a joy in life despite medical hardships. Vistation will take place on Thursday July 25, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and on Friday July 26, 2019 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, followed by a Funeral Service at Saint Edmund of Canterbury Church, 105 boul Beaconsfield, Beaconsfield, Quebec, H9W 3Z8, 514-695-7100.

Services

  • Visitation at Church Thursday, July 25, 2019
  • Visitation at Church Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, July 26, 2019

Memories

Father Joseph A.E. Sullivan

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Danièle Roch

August 1, 2019

I went to school with Fr. Joe and we were great friends. We saw each other in 2005 at a high school reunion and shared great memories. So sad... he was an awesome human being!

Dick Nieuwendyk

July 26, 2019

To the Sullivan family l send my deepest condoleances. To Fr. Joe - May you rest in the arms of our Lord, whom you have faithfully served for so many years. You will be missed, my prayers are with you.

John Power

July 26, 2019

Deepest condolences to the Sullivan family on the loss of their brother Father Joseph Sullivan, a deeply religious man from an early age in life, Father Joseph set out to make the world a better place through the teaching of God and the Catholic Church’s core values, Faith, Hope, Love and Charity.
Being a cousin of Father Joseph I grew up knowing him early in life, through family gatherings, school etc., some of my fondest memories are, Father Joe and I as young teenagers would attend the home openers of the Montreal Expo’s at Jarry Park in the early 70’s and when the Montreal Canadians won their last cup in 93 (I was visiting from Vancouver), Father Joe and I went down to Ste. Catherine’s street to watch the parade then off to Ben’s for a great smoked meat sandwich.
My last visit with Father Joe was at his bedside in December of 2017, even though his health had been failing for years, his demeanor was one of peace, content and concern of others. Father Joseph will be sadly missed by all whom knew him, and fondly remembered. You are at peace now my cousin. I am most certain you had a nexus pass right through the gates of Heaven and are sitting with the angels waiting to be called upon to join their group.
Rest in Peace,
Your cousin John

John Power

July 26, 2019

Deepest condolences to the Sullivan family on the loss of their brother Father Joseph Sullivan, a deeply religious man from an early age in life, Father Joseph set out to make the world a better place through the teaching of God and the Catholic Church’s core values, Faith, Hope, Love and Charity.
Being a cousin of Father Joseph I grew up knowing him early in life, through family gatherings, school etc., some of my fondest memories are, Father Joe and I as young teenagers would attend the home openers of the Montreal Expo’s at Jarry Park in the early 70’s and when the Montreal Canadians won their last cup in 93 (I was visiting from Vancouver), Father Joe and I went down to Ste. Catherine’s street to watch the parade then off to Ben’s for a great smoked meat sandwich.
My last visit with Father Joe was at his bedside in December of 2017, even though his health had been failing for years, his demeanor was one of peace, content and concern of others. Father Joseph will be sadly missed by all whom knew him, and fondly remembered. You are at peace now my cousin. I am most certain you had a nexus pass right through the gates of Heaven and are sitting with the angels waiting to be called upon to join their group.
Rest in Peace,
Your cousin John

Sheila Keating McCormack

July 25, 2019

Father Joe was a warm and witty human being. As a curate and later pastor ,he had no favorites but treated everyone with the same respect .He showed appreciation for everyone's contribution in the parish. Rarely did he have a negative thought to say about anyone who had crossed his path. He was a loyal and true friend.
Sheldon and I enjoyed our many times dining out with Father Joe ,and later when he took sick and we moved to Burlington, Ontario, we looked forward to chatting on the phone on Friday afternoons , when Sheldon would finish work early.We last saw Father Joe during the long week end in May. H was looking forward to getting out with his new wheel chair. Although he suffered greatly and certainly was ready for God's call, it was nonetheless difficult to hear of his passing. We miss him but know he is still looking out for his friends and family.
My sympathies to his family and in particular to Sheila, my former student at Resurrection of Our Lord, in Lachine.

Moira Dann

July 25, 2019

Dear Maureen, Dennis and Sullivan family,
Deepest sympathy and much love from Abbie and Linda Dann, Moira Dann and Sam Bufalini. Bon courage.

Catherine Wilkins

July 23, 2019

My husband and I have wonderful memories of Father Joe. He married us in 2011, and we are forever grateful. He was a fun-loving person who had a great personality. Rest in peace, Father Joe. We'll never forget you!

Colin Cunningham

July 23, 2019

My family grew up next to the Sullivans and I have such fond memories of the times when Joe was around. So sorry to hear this, condolences from the Cunningham family.

Eric Pellin

July 23, 2019

Our family sends our condolences to the family of Father Sullivan. His strength and love serve as an inspiration for everyone who knew him, as he was an exceptional human being. He will be missed forever. God is so proud of him.

The Pellin Family

Mathias woronchak

July 23, 2019

Fr. Joe would drop by to visit and we would go grab a bite at Dilallo's - he loved their hamburgers! We would chat - always wonderful conversations. Great memories of a wonderful man and priest. You will be missed. Rest in peace my dear friend.

FROM THE FAMILY