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Phemia Sullivan

Funeral service for the late Josephine ‘Phemia’ Marie Sullivan was held June 23 in St. Francis Xavier University Chapel with Father John Barry officiating.
Mrs. Sullivan died June 18, 2018.
Readers at the funeral Mass were grandsons Carter
Funeral service for the late Josephine ‘Phemia’ Marie Sullivan was held June 23 in St. Francis Xavier University Chapel with Father John Barry officiating. Mrs. Sullivan died June 18, 2018. Readers at the funeral Mass were grandsons Carter Sullivan, Jack Mahody, granddaughter Lily Mahody and niece Lorena Brothers. Grandchildren Benjamin Mercer, Callum Mercer and Carys Sullivan presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Suzanne Keay. Altar servers were Hilus, Lily, Mhairi and Eilidh Keay. Music was provided by vocalist Elise Canning, violinist John Pellerin, organist Emery Van de Wiel and piper Brennan MacDonald. Pallbearers were grandchildren Liam Sullivan and Aidan Mercer. Born in 1941, she was a daughter of the late Joseph MacLean and Mary Ellen (MacLean) MacNeil. She was a devoted wife and mother, travelling with her children to hockey practices, highland dancing competitions and soccer games. She and her husband enjoyed retirement to its fullest, spending winters in Florida, where they built a home and made life-long friends. They travelled throughout the United States and Europe, with one of her most memorable moments, a Mediterranean cruise, where she visited the Vatican. Her home was open to all and she especially enjoyed Christmas Eve. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Alfie Sullivan; son, Ian (Maureen) Sullivan; two daughters, Jolene (Bill) Mahody, Jacklyn (Shawn) Mercer; eight grandchildren, Carter, Liam, Carys, Lily, Jack, Aidan, Benjamin, Callum; two brothers, Donnie MacLean, John ‘Buddy’ MacLean; sister, Ellen MacDonald. She was predeceased by stepfather, Norman MacNeil; two sisters, Kay Armstrong, Tootsie Fraser. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia. Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

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