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Kane-Jerrett Funeral Homes

6191 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON

OBITUARY

Nigel Denis Sullivan

December 25, 1968September 2, 2019

Nigel Denis Sullivan was born on December 25, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario and passed away on September 2, 2019 in Concord, Ontario.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Cremation

Memories

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Bryan McKee

September 12, 2019

Nigel & I were the best of friends, he was the best man at my wedding; looks like he stood up for a lot of people's weddings....I think that just shows how highly he was thought of by all.. we met in 87 @ Seneca college - same class, we immediately hit-it off and our time together/adventures were priceless. Halloween, Oktoberfest, New years parties were plentiful, some memories were forgotten until the many friends we seen at his visitation and funeral. I would follow him around Toronto to watch his performances with his bandmates; Jay jays, Opera House, Rockn' Roll Heaven, even the pub at Seneca ., I forgot the elmo performance until pictures this week.
What a guitarist, he loved to perform, be it on stage or out with his friends....this last week has been hard, but you will live on forever in our hearts Nigel, you will never be forgotten and will be missed more than you will ever know. Peace brother
Love Bryan

Phil Tasci

September 11, 2019

When I heard the news of your passing I felt like a part of me had died with you - the shock was profound.
I’ve been flooded with memories ever since. I remember...

Jamming at my house on Maplehurst
And the epic Halloween party where we performed... you me Fern and Dice

I remember Silent Moment, JJs on lakeshore, winning Battle of the bands and recording at Pyramid.

I remember camping in Algonquin and all the adventures we had at the cottage.

I remember your creativity, your friendship, how you were there for me on my wedding day. I will miss you Nige, I already do.

We’ll jam again someday in that great big gig in the sky.

Rest In Peace Brother.

Darryl Bradley

September 11, 2019

Today is one of the saddest days in my life....Today we lay to rest my life long brother and best friend.... Every Great story starts with, " there was this time that Nigel and I..... and there was hundreds of stories . My life will never be the same with out Nigel in it. I have cried at least twenty times since his departure . In the back of my mind I thought when we both retired we could get on our bikes and pedal to a great Adventure ( like we used to call them) and resume our beloved Adventures ..... A great friend a great artist and musician has now gone to the great unknown......I am crying right now.......May we meet again my brother...Love Darryl

Rick MacLeod

September 11, 2019

I knew Nigel from another lifetime ago. Although only fortunate enough to know him a short time, he left a long lasting impression. I was a fresh wobbly student fumbling my way through my first university work placement. It didn’t matter how busy he was, Nigel always had time for questions or a chat or simply a break outside in the sun. He had a way of making everyone including a green student feel welcomed in and out of work. I will forever be grateful for this and circumstances allowing me to meet such a genuinely kind, caring and giving soul. My condolences to all who had this amazing human taken far too early. Rest In Peace old friend.

Anne Sullivan

September 11, 2019

I met Nigel very shortly after I met my husband Mike. We were fast friends. Nigel always had the warmest smile. He loved adventures, the out doors and most of all to make people laugh and enjoy life! To my children, Uncle Nigel meant fun,games and laughter. Nigel always had his guitar with him and very much enjoyed teaching my children. I will miss the joy in my family's voices when Nigel was around.
My husband Mike will forever, have a broken heart, now that you are gone. Nigel. ..I just hope we can start to put the peices back together. I hope Mike can forgive himself, for not saving you, his cherished baby brother! We'll all miss you, more than words can say.
Rest in peace Uncle Nigel
Rest in peace my friend, my brother .
Gone, but not forgotten

Annette Johnson

September 11, 2019

I wipe the tears as I read all the beautiful tributes , because Nigel was all of that and so much more, such a kind, talented, loving , adventurous, soul with an infectious personality and an incredible sense of humour.
Thank you Nigel for all the incredible memories. I often think about when we would drive to the cottage, and if Nigel seen a turtle crossing the road, he would always pull over, get out, pick it up and bring it safely to the other side of the road, just an example of the kind soul that he was. I am truly blessed and honoured to have had you in my life. You’ve always had a piece of my heart, and always will, may your beautiful soul be at rest and at peace.
Love you always

Domenic Grossi

September 10, 2019

I've known Nigel since 1988 at Seneca College. He was loved by all. From 1999-2012 we were like brothers. Our shared love for music and the outdoors bonded us. He was a beautiful soul. Kind and caring. I will always remember his child-like exuberance. It was contagious. Hanging around with Nige made you feel young. R.I.P my friend. I will always remember you and your spirit

Laura Quintero

September 10, 2019

Dear Dr. Sullivan, please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your son. I am thinking of you and your family and sharing your sorrow.
Sincerely,
Laura Quintero (UTIAS) and family

Adam Rayfield

September 9, 2019

I was a young punk in a new hood. Nigel was one of the first people I met. We became friends talking about music and enjoying being out and about causing trouble.
When he started playing guitar I was amazed at how quickly he picked it up. Building his first amp and carrying on about one day being bigger than one of our heroes Randy Rhoads.
A mans legacy famous or not is the memories he leaves behind. Nigel’s legacy is massive!
Everyone who knew him knew the musician and the man.
He grew up and became a brilliant AutoCAD designer while continuing to play and record his music.
The last talk I had with him was long and touching. We had both been chewed up and spit on by life but together we found a reason to laugh and talk about old times.
I promised I would come up and see him. Sadly it didn’t happen.
I will miss the man. I will always remember the legacy, the music and my friend.
R.I.P. my good friend.
Gone way to early.
I hope wherever you are they have a guitar you can play and an audience that will listen and enjoy.
I will miss you man.

Gerry and Sue ODwyer

September 9, 2019

Nigel will be fondly remembered at the lake where he was always willing to lend a hand. He helped us figure out how to build our huge dock on the side of a hill and then afterward, how to lower it down into the lake. We always enjoyed his company and will miss hearing the guitars, singing and laughter from his deck in the evenings.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY