Des Sullivan

Des Sullivan May 24, 1947-May 26, 2020

Passed away peacefully at the age of 73. Loving father of Trish Sullivan-Crew (and B.J Crew), and “Poppa” to Emma and Katie Crew. Des will also be fondly remembered by his extended family Debbie, Derek (Nadia), Julie (Rick), Adam (Kristy), Laura (Josh), and all of their children. Predeceased by infant daughter Katie Starr (1976). Des will be missed by his best friend Brian Grant.

Predeceased by his parents John Sullivan (1951) and Bernice Lewis (2018), and his brother Jimmy, sister Barbara. Survived by his Brother Tim Sullivan (Yvette), Sister Kathy Laramie (Rick-2015), and Mary (Albert) and John as well as several nieces and nephews.

Des was a resident of Amherstburg in his younger years and attended General Amherst Highschool. He had fond memories of his time as a driver with the Amherstburg, Anderdon and Malden (AAMA) Ambulance in Amherstburg. Des was a Union Gas retiree, and enjoyed his monthly lunches with the group. He was also an avid golfer for many years and spent many hours at the Links of Kent/Indian Creek Golf course. Later in life, he enjoyed coming out to the farm, and watching his grand daughters activities, he was a proud Poppa and was sure to tell his girls that every chance he got.

Special thanks to some very special angels in Dads life including his neighbors Kelci and Aug that helped him out tremendously. Words cannot express how thankful I am for his best friend Brian who never left Dads side and was there to look out for him, as well as Brenda. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Thank you to the PSW’s at Bayshore for keeping Dad comfortable and well cared for these last couple of months.

Donations to the Hospice of Chatham Kent, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Celebration of Life-
Friends and family are welcomed to join us in a celebration of Des Sullivan’s life on Sunday June 28th, 2020. Per Des’ request, this will be an informal outdoor Irish Wake open house. Stop by 16525 County Road 42 at Des’ daughter and son in law’s farm between 1pm-4pm. No more than 50 guests at a time per covid-19 protocol. Come have a toast to Desi and share in your happy memories and stories of him. All are welcome”

25 Comments on “Des Sullivan”

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Des and I went to school together. He was a very nice man. I hope all the good memories you have will sustain you during this sad time

  2. I worked for a few years with Des at Union Gas. He was always kind to me and glad to stop and chat for a moment. He is always appreciated and will be missed.

  3. So sorry for your loss.. Des always had a kind word to say and I enjoyed laughing with him and seeing him at our monthly lunches. He will be missed.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear of Desi’s passing. My deepest sympathy to all of the Sullivan family.

  5. Sincere sympathies to Des family! I worked with Des at Union Gas in Windsor for many years!

  6. So sorry to hear of Des’ passing. He has been though so much the last couple of years, and is finally out of pain. I worked with him at Union Gas for many years, golfed with him every week at the Links. Will miss his laugh and his smile so much. Rest In Peace my friend

  7. So sorry Trish and family..I have had the honor of your dad’s friendship for the past 5 or 6 years. Both of us being bullheaded Irish folks…I will miss your dad. my friend and my verbal sparring partner.

  8. Trish, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Please know you are in my thoughts at this difficult time.

  9. What a shock. We were in high school together for a couple years and then we started our careers at Union Gas the same year, eventually in the same department. Our social circles crossed a great deal as well. My deepest condolences to the entire family.

  10. Trish, B.J., Emma and Katie,
    My deepest sympathy on your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult time.

  11. Larry and I are so so sorry about Des’s passing. All our love and prayers to all the family .

  12. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great friend for so many years. We laughed, drank a little beer and enjoyed the company of our circle of friends golfing. He will be greatly missed.

  13. I am so sorry to hear that you lost this precious person, your dad. My heart and deepest thoughts are with you and your family. My deepest condolence.

  14. Trish, so sorry to learn of your dad’s passing via a friend who lives in Windsor. You may or may not remember me, you were a little girl when we were neighbours on Holly Crescent. I remember your dad cooking steaks on the bbq and his boat that sat mostly in the driveway. He was a good neighbour. Lots of memories from that time. My sympathies to you and your family.

  15. I lost touch with Des after leaving the Burg. Many fond memories of our time together on ambulance service. Too bad remembering now. God bless Des R.I.P. and too the family my condolences

  16. I am heartbroken to hear of the loss of Des. He was such and incredibly kind man who holds a special place in my heart. I will fondly remember our visits at the Vet clinic, and how his face lit up when I brought his hospital survival bag. I run the hike for hospice every year and will dedicate my run to him this year.

    All my strength and love goes out to his family and friends.

    Truly the world is a little darker having lost him.

  17. So sorry to hear of his passing…my condolences to Kathy and all the family. May he Rest In Peace.

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