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J. Jerome Sullivan


J. Jerome Sullivan

Jerome's funeral Mass can be viewed by following this link:

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of J.  Jerome Sullivan.

Jerome, age 72, of Antigonish passed away on November 14, 2020, surrounded by his family at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.

Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late William and Ada (Kavanagh) Sullivan.

Jerome received his BBA from St. Francis Xavier University in 1971 and dedicated a forty-five year career to serving the Sisters of St. Martha’s at Bethany. On November 20, 1971, he married Deborah Jewers.

Jerome was a dedicated and loving husband and father. He was a cheerful person who made friends everywhere he went. He had many lifelong friends and enjoyed the many occasions that brought them together. He loved golf, card night with the guys, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the outdoors. Jerome had an unmatched joy for life and laughter and was a true "people person". His favourite place to be was at his seaside cottage, gardening and enjoying the beach. He is deeply missed by his family and friends.  

He is survived by his wife,  Debbie; children, Kimberly Sullivan, Dartmouth; Wendy Sullivan-Kwantes (Dr. Peter), Toronto; Jill (Geoff) Rayner, Toronto;  Erin Sullivan (Marco Mastroianni), Toronto; Mark (Candace) Sullivan, Whitecourt, Alberta; and dog, Lucy; eight grandchildren, Ava Kwantes, Arie Kwantes, Owen Rayner, Alexandra Rayner, Natalie Sullivan, Jocelyn Sullivan, Clara Sullivan, and Ellie  Sullivan; siblings, Myrna Goodfellow, Betty Foster, Donna  Brown, Marlene Sullivan, David Sullivan, Bruce Sullivan; and many nephews and nieces. 

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his sister Janice, and an infant brother Michael. 

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 26 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish.  Social distancing protocols must be followed, and masks are mandatory. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, November 27 in St. Ninian Cathedral, at 1:00pm, Reverend Donald MacGillivray presiding.  The service will be recorded and available on the funeral home’s website later in the day.

Burial in the parish cemetery.

In Memoriam, donations to Cathy’s Place or St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation appreciated. Online condolences and full COVID-19 protocols:


All visitors are advised to bring a mask when attending a visitation at our funeral home.  There are markings on the floor which indicate six-foot distances as well as markings that indicate 6 feet from the family.  It is important that you respect those markings, and physical contact with the family is to be avoided at all times.  The province's social distancing guidelines can be found here.

At the direction of the Province of Nova Scotia, we will not be handling Mass or donation money, though cards can be made available for you.  You will be asked to provide your name and phone number for the purposes of tracing should a case of COVID-19 be reported.

Anyone who is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or who could be considered high-risk of contracting the coronavirus should avoid attending the visitation and funeral.  The list of COVID-19 symptoms can be found here.

We thank you for your understanding in these difficult times.


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Service Date
Friday, November 27, 2020
Service Time
Service Location
St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, NS

Thursday, November 26, 2020
Visitation Time
2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm
Visitation Location
C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, NS

Requested Charity
Cathy's Place or St. Martha's Regional Hospital Foundation