Sullivan, Mervin John

SULLIVAN, Mervin John

1933 - 2021

SULLIVAN, Mervin John –

In Loving memory of Mervin Sullivan who passed away at Blanche River Health – Kirkland Lake Site on Tuesday November 9, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.

Mervin was predeceased by his parents John and Elizabeth (née English) Sullivan and his sister Claire Conrad.

Merv was born and raised in Kirkland Lake and has spent most of his lifetime here. He is very devoted to his hometown. Merv truly loved the north and everything about our community, especially the people who live here. 

Merv was a proud business owner of Teck Insurance for 40 years. His dedication and loyalty to his hometown was apparent by his many hours on the ice coaching minor hockey, and years sitting on the Hospital Foundation Committee and Hospital Board. In addition Merv also dedicated 40 years to the Volunteer Firefighters. During this time Merv and Jenny made many lifelong friends. When you hear his name you can’t help but think of the spoons! Along side his brother in law Glenn they entertained at countless events and he became known as the Spoonman. He even had the opportunity to play with the cast of Riverdance in Toronto! Mervs greatest joy was his family. He was genuinely kind to everyone he met and his recognizable laugh put a smile on everyone’s face. He will be missed by many. 

He will be forever missed by his beloved wife of 60 years, Jenny (née Jarvi); their loving children John (Janice) Sullivan, Diane (Bruce) Dudgeon, Myles Sullivan (Melissa Anwatin); their grandchildren Keegan, Liam, Colin, Leah, Jada, Jema, Brenna, Shanna, Zach and their precious great grandchild Iris. Mervin is also survived by his sister Ann O’Grady and his brother-in-law Glenn Conrad as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended families.

The Sullivan family will welcome friends at French Family Funeral Home (111 Burnside Drive, Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3L1) on Friday, November 12, 2021 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Name of Jesus Parish on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. We will be Facebook live from TimiskamingFC facebook page starting at 10:45 a.m. for those who cannot be in attendance physically.

The French Family Funeral Home requires that all patrons must provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and identification prior to entering our establishment.

In keeping with Merv’s simplicity, we ask that you wear comfortable clothes, no suits please.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Blanche River Health Foundation – Kirkland Lake Site (145 Government Road East, Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3P4) or to Holy Name of Jesus Parish (39 Kirkland Street, Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 2G3).

The family would like to thank all hospital staff for their care and compassion shown towards Mervin during his stay. Your acts of kindness will forever be remembered. A very special thanks to Betty Smallwood, Sherry, Chloe, Sandy and Jacob for their constant attention and the many hours of care provided to Mervin. Thank you to the wonderful dialysis team who gave Mervin their utmost loving care, you were like family to him.

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Sullivan family

My deepest sympathy to all for your loss

Gina Ross, November 10, 2021

The Sullivan Family

We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Merv. We are sending our most sincere and deepest condolences to you all during this difficult time. Merv was such a kind man and will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Rest Easy

Lynn, Lee and Tammy O’Reilly, November 10, 2021

Sullivan Family

Sincere condolences to the family.

Tracey and Andre Daoust, November 10, 2021

The Sullivan Family

Sending our condolences to Merv’s family. Mr Sullivan was a true gentlemen with a kind heart! Thinking of you all, hold tight to great memories.

Gerry, Angela, Gianna & Jarrett Angelicchio, November 10, 2021

Sullivan Family

Sorry to hear of Merv’s passing he was a great Man

Grant Geddes, November 10, 2021

Sullivan Family

I am so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you. I wish you peace and comfort as you grieve.

Jen Ivanov, November 10, 2021

To the Sullivan Family.

So sorry for your loss. Mer was a very nice person. Deepest sympathys.

Judy Mills and family , November 10, 2021

The Sullivan family

Deepest sympathies on the loss of a true gentleman. Loved listening to his stories. Treasure all your wonderful memories.

Gail & Philip Davis, November 10, 2021

Mrs.Sullivan, John, Diane, Myles and families

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Mr. Sullivan was a kind and caring man. He will be missed many people.

Donna Crema & Ronny Wilson, November 10, 2021

John Sullivan and family

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during these very difficult times.

Lise Fraser, November 10, 2021

Jenny Sullivan and Family

Our deepest sympathy to the Family. Merv was a great boss and wonderful person. He is now at Rest and will be missed by all who knew him.

Colleen & Richard Callin, November 10, 2021

John Sullivan and family

So sorry to hear about your Dad sending our condolences to you and your family

Peter and Sue Mclean , November 10, 2021

The Sullivan family

My deepest sympathy to the family for your loss.

Lynne & Craig Todd, November 10, 2021

To The Sullivan Family

So sorry to hear of Merv's passing , he was such a special person, I loved having a little chat with him. Please accept our condolences.
RIP my friend. You will be missed.

Sid and Yvonne Menard , November 10, 2021

Jenny, John, Diane, Myles and families

My deepest sympathy in Mervs passing. He was a wonderful man. I treasure our years volunteering together on the Santa Claus Express. May all the wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.

Kathleen Dudgeon, November 10, 2021

Sullivan Family

Deepest condolences to the family. Merv was a wonderful family man. God bless .

Stan Skalecki & Family, November 10, 2021

John, Diane and Family

My condolences and deepest sympathies for your loss

Kathleen Doonan, November 10, 2021

The Sullivan Family,

Our sincere condolences to the family, may all the wonderful memories of your husband/father help you through this sad time.

Jim McLean & Family, November 10, 2021

Sullivan Family

An exceptional man. Rest peacefully Mr Sullivan

Jo Crouse, November 10, 2021

Sullivan family

So sorry to hear of Merv’s passing
Our deepest condolences
You are in out thoughts and prayers at this difficult time

Jean snowdon, November 10, 2021

Jinny and family

with deepest regret we hear of Merv's passing..Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time sincerely Barbara Lingenfelter Moore Marion Lingenfelter and Milne Rennie xxx

Barbara Moore, November 10, 2021

The Sullivan Family

We are very sorry for your loss. Condolences to you all! Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

John, Patti & Mike Rozich, November 10, 2021

The Entire Sullivan Family

Aww words cannot express our sadness with this news.
Merv was one of a kind, always a smile and so kind to all.
Our family has know him and Jenny and his children for many years!
Many friends and family were waiting for him at heavens gates.
Our deepest condolences to you all and may he RIP.
They are having an Irish Party in heaven tonight,
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal!
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all xx

John and Cathy Wendorf(Connolly) and fsmily, November 10, 2021

Sullivan family

So very sorry to hear of merv's passing a very good friend to me since i first met him in 1973 a true gentleman my sincere condolences to mrs. Sullivan .

Terry lacarte, November 10, 2021

Sullivan Family

I wish to extend my deepest condolences to Merv's Family at this very difficult time. May He Rest in Peace

Linda Belanger, November 10, 2021

Sullivan Family

Hugs to the family and RIP Merv.

Marty , November 10, 2021

The Sullivan Family

Sending our deepest sympathies to the Sullivan Family...Merv was one special guy....and will be missed by all who knew and loved him....so very sorry for your loss....Don't forget your SPOONS....

Rick & Judy Gervais , November 10, 2021

Sullivan families

Sending love and prayers to everyone. Mervin was a true pillar of the Kirkland Lake community. Always there and ready to help. Rest In Peace kind man; you will be missed.

Joan Lemire, November 10, 2021

Sullivan family

Our deepest condolences to Jenny, John, Diane and Myles

Margaret and Shannon Whelan, November 10, 2021

The family

Sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you all.

Darren Phillips , November 10, 2021

John and family

Deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father! Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time!!

Andy and Judy McKnight, November 10, 2021

To Mr. Sullivan’s Family & Friends

My sympathy and prayers to all.

Sincerely,
Christine Perron-Hainer

Christine Hainer , November 10, 2021

Sullivan Family

I am so sorry for your loss, and my thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Raj Basra , November 10, 2021

All the Sullivan families

So very sorry to hear of Merv's passing. He will be missed by many including his dialysis family. You are in our thoughts & prayers at this very difficult time.

Al & Raymonde Fong, November 10, 2021

John and the Sullivan family

Sorry to hear of your loss. Merv was a great man, always had a smile and a kind word.

Terry and Debbie Hebert, November 10, 2021

Sullivan family

Condolences sad news very nice man

jase, November 10, 2021

The family of Merv Sullivan

So sorry to learn of Merv's passing, our sincerre condolance to his family. He will be missed by all of us. RIP Merv. Gloria and Willie Semple

gloria semple, November 10, 2021

the sullivan family

my sympathy goes to the family myles joh dianne he was a good man so caring i remember when i was young so caring he will be missed

francine charbonneau, November 10, 2021

The Sullivan family

I am so sorry to hear of Merv's passing. My family lived just a couple of houses away from your family on McKelvie Ave and I remember him as being a very nice and friendly man. My sincere condolences to all of you on your loss.

Rita (Robazza) Swanson, November 10, 2021

The Sullivan Family

So sorry for your great loss. Mr. Sullivan was a very kind man with a warm smile and a twinkle in his eye. I will remember him fondly.

Shelly (Culhane) Daley, November 10, 2021

Jenny, John, Diane and Myles

I was so sorry to hear of Mervin's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. My sincere condolences to all of you. May Mervin RIP.

Ines Robazza, November 10, 2021

The Sullivan Family

My deepest sympathies to the family so sorry for your loss

Richard Chene and Chantale Bedard , November 10, 2021

Jenny, John & Janice, Diane and Myles and families

So sorry to hear of Merv's passing. Such an infectious laugh - always a great conversationalist. He will be missed by all the Killaloe Sullivans.
Hugs to all.

Kathy and Kevin OConnor & Family, November 10, 2021

Jenny,John,Myles and Diane

Our deepest condolences ,the loss of one of the sweetest men I came to know as Uncle Merv.May you find comfort in knowing that so many share your sorrow. I know a few who will be happy to see him,Jim ,Moe and Helgi will have a place all ready for him. May God bless you all,comfort you and guide you through this difficult time.
Love always,Robin,Pierre and Kelsey

Robin Whela-Desjardins, November 10, 2021

To the Sullivan Family

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time. Merv was a truly wonderful Man, Husband, Father and Friend who will never be forgotten for all the joy and care that he brought to the world. He was an amazing listener…always making time to sit and chat. He would light up a room with his laughter and stories. In my mind I still picture him playing the spoons with the cast of Riverdance with a huge smile on his face. A true Legend who will live on in all our hearts for years to come.
“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sunshine warm upon your face. May the rains fall upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.” Rest In Peace Merv.

Renate and Pierre Belanger, November 10, 2021

The Dudgeon and Sullivan families

Condolences to Diane, Bruce, Jada and Jema and the entire Sullivan family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. RIP Merv.

Cori Clement and Brian Stratford., November 10, 2021

Dear Jenny, John, Diane, Myles and families

So very sorry for your loss. Merv was a wonderful man with a good heart. Mom and Dad thought very fondly of both you and Merv, Jenny. So many wonderful times shared through the KL Volunteer Fire Brigade. May Merv Rest In Peace. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cathy Meagher, November 10, 2021

John

Ken and I were saddened to hear of your fathers passing. He was one of a kind, that was for sure. No one loved a belly laugh more than he did. He had an infectious laugh, that we will always remember.
I will always have fond memories of when I worked for him. He was a great mentor.
Ken has great memories of the many fishing trips in the Montreal River, where many stories were shared and laughs by all.
RIP Merv, you will be greatly missed. You were loved by many.

Thought and prayers to you John (Janice), Jenny, Diane and Myles.

Ken and Cheryl Wojtus

Cheryl and Ken Wojtus, November 11, 2021

The Sullivan Family

I am very sorry to hear of Mervs passing he was my hockey coach in the 60s when I played for Holy Name midgets and later juveniles. Merv was a motivator and a great mentor, we all had good time playing for him and he lead us to a few championships along the way. Later in life he became my insurance agent and was always a straight up guy with everything he did, as well as being a great community minded person. I will have good memories of Merv and sincerely offer my deepest condolences to the Sullivan family. He will be missed.

Brian Coghlan, November 11, 2021

John and family

We are deeply saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Louise and Bill McCurdy, November 11, 2021

The Sullivan Family

Words can not express the sadness we feel of the passing of Merv. He was such a wonderful, kind, caring person. Family and friends can live on to the wonderful memories he shared with each individual. Please accept our deepest condolences and prayers during this sad time❤

Ron and Tina

Tina Rozich, November 11, 2021

The Sullivan Family

Merv was a true gentleman and I will miss our chats when we would cross paths. My sincere condolences to Mrs Sullivan, John, and the family.

Peter Georgeoff, November 11, 2021

Myles Sullivan and the family

On behalf of the Northwestern Ontario Steelworkers Area Council and its executive officers please accept our condolences regarding the passing of Mr. Sullivan father & grandfather. The area council will be making a donation in Mr. Sullivan's memory.
In addition, I wanted offer my personal condolence to Myles and his family in this time of grieving and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Take Care.

Herbert Daniher, November 11, 2021

To the Sullivan Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest In Peace Merv.

Colleen & Don Guertin, November 11, 2021

The Sullivan Families

Kaye and I send you our deepest sympathies to the family, Merv was a wonderful guy, a great volunteer and family man, we have had the pleasure of celebrating many events with the Sullivan clan! We are thinking of you all during this difficult time

Kaye and Lynn Stabryla , November 11, 2021

John and family

So sorry for your loss, John. Always enjoyed your dad’s spirit.

Cathie Horne , November 11, 2021

Mike Sullivan and family

Wishing you comfort during this difficult time, and my deepest sympathies go to you and your family

Qui Trieu, November 11, 2021

Sullivan family

My deepest sympathy to you all! The sadness you are feeling must be so overwhelming. Merv was a unforgettable man with a huge loving heart that will never be forgotten ❤

Kim Buchanan , November 11, 2021

Jenny and Family

My deepest sympathy for the loss of Mervin.
He was a special person, so full of life.
Wish Mom and I could be with you during this difficult time.
Thoughts and prayers for all of you.
Love
Karen Aubin

Karen Aubin, November 11, 2021

Jenny and family

So sorry for your loss. May Merv RIP

Bill and Dianne Edge

dianne m edge, November 11, 2021

Myles Sullivan and Family

Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. We sincerely hope peace finds you during this difficult time.

John Manfre, USW Local 8328 (Welded Tube), November 11, 2021

Mrs. Sullivan, Diane, John and families

We are so very sorry for the loss of a wonderful, kind man. He always had the biggest smile and Abbey loved his hugs! You are all in our hearts and prayers. He is breathing easy now and I’m sure he’s in heaven catching up with friends and family gone before him. Mom and Dad always spoke fondly of him and I’m sure they welcomed him with open arms. Thinking of you all at this most difficult time.

With love, Paul, Marjorie Christopher and Abbey

Paul and Marjorie Harvey, November 11, 2021

All of the family

My condolences are with you all ❤️❤️❤️
Peggy Aulenback

Peggy Aulenback, November 11, 2021

Sullivan Family

My prayers are sent to the family on the loss of a great man.
I have wonderful memories of Merv, especially of him entertaining and visiting at TPR.

Mary Potter, November 11, 2021

Jenny & family

I am so sorry to hear of Merv’s passing. I hadn’t seen Merv for quite some time but certainly remember him from the years I lived in Kirkland Lake. He was a fine gentleman.

Beverly Wakefield (Bryndza), November 11, 2021

Jenny & family

I am so sorry to hear of Merv’s passing. I hadn’t seen Merv for quite some time but certainly remember him from the years I lived in Kirkland Lake. He was a fine gentleman.

Beverly Wakefield (Bryndza), November 11, 2021

Jenny and families

So sorry to hear of Mervins passing, have great memories of his jovial manner and kindness. My deepest condolences to you all.

Gail Wren, November 11, 2021

John and Family

We are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. We will always remember his infectious laughter and his outgoing personality. Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. Rest In Peace Merv.

Butch Wojtus & Elaine Belanger, November 11, 2021

Jenny, John, Diane, Myles and, families:

I knew Merv my entire life. Memories that come to mind are him sitting in our kitchen discussing insurance matters with my mother, taking part in the Irish Club concerts in the late 60s and early 70s, chatting with him at the office or in the street, laughing together, him with that Irish twinkle in his eye. Merv was a kind and gentle man - a great man. I will always remember him.

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." Have courage my friends as you say goodbye to a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and, friend. May he Rest In Peace. Laurie

Laurie Bassett, November 11, 2021

Myles and family

Dear Myles and family,

Thinking of you and sending my heartfelt sorrow and condolences. I sincerely hope peace finds you during this difficult time.
Hugs and prayers,
Sylvia

Sylvia Boyce, November 11, 2021

The Sullivan family

My deepest sympathy to the Sullivan family

Claudette and Stan Mason, November 11, 2021

Jenny, John, Diane, Myles

Sincere thoughts go out to you and Family. Merv gave his smile freely to everyone he met. A true gentleman who loved his Family fiercely. He will be missed.

Linda Wilson, November 11, 2021

John, Jan & Family

We were very saddened to hear of your dad and grandfather's passing. Treasure the special memories you have of him. Sending our deepest condolences & love your way.

Dennis & Shawna McGrath, November 11, 2021

Merv Sullivan's Family

So sorry to hear of Merv's passing, he always had a chat when we would meet him and he did so much for Kirkland Lake. Jenny and family you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lila Charette, November 11, 2021

Jenny and Family

So sorry to hear of Merv’s passing. My sincere sympathy to Jenny and all the family. Merv was a special person. Alway had a smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

June Simpson, November 11, 2021

The Sullivan Family

My deepest sympathy on your profound loss! Merry was a very special part of our town and he will be missed by many of us. His dedication to improving the community will long be remembered!
Cherish your fond memories!
Sincerely,
Joan Butt

Joan Butt, November 11, 2021

The Sullivan Family

So sorry to hear of the loss of Merv. Always a great ambassador for the Town of Kirkland Lake who graciously gave back to our community, volunteer extraordinaire, a true Kirkland Laker. May he R I P. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Pat, Lorraine & Family

Pat & Lorraine Kiely, November 11, 2021

Jenny and Family

Our sincere sympathies in your loss. Mervin will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time and praying for strength for all of you.

Claude and Anne Bougie , November 11, 2021

All the Sullivan Family

So saddened to hear of Merv passing. The neighbour hood will not be the same. He always took the time to have a conversation and it was always a pleasure. Sorry for your loss.

Colleen Fagan, November 11, 2021

The Sullivan Family.

Sending my deepest Condolences to
each one of you. He had a beautiful soul and
was a truly gentleman.
May you find comfort in knowing I do care
and you are all in my prayers!
Rest In Peace Mr. Merv!

Aline Pittui, November 11, 2021

JENNY and FAMILY

So very sorry to hear of MERV's passing. He was a true gentleman who always had such a beautiful smile whenever he met you and took the time to stop and talk. He will be missed by all who know him. God bless you and the family at such a sad time.
Sincerely: Nick and Theresa Sangiuliano

Nick and Theresa Sangiuliano, November 11, 2021

my sympathy goes to jenny and family he was a good mN HE WILL BE MISSED

MY SYMPATHY TO ALL THE FAMILY HE WILL BE MISSED

francine charbonneau, November 11, 2021

All of the family

So many memories growing up on Duncan with all of you. Your Dad would always say he knew when I was home for a visit as he would see me watching out the living room window. ❤️
You will be missed.
Seeing much love and heartfelt condolences.
Mike and Judy

Mike and Judy Robichaud, November 11, 2021

The Sullivan Family

We are so sorry to hear of Merv's passing. Our deepest condolences and sympathy to you all during this very difficult time. Merv was certainly a special man and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of him. RIP Merv!

Rob & Cathy Anderson, November 11, 2021

The Sullivan Family

Our most sincere condoléances for your great loss.
What a nice person Merv was. Always a good word and a smile.
He was one of a kind!
Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Gordon and Mireille Krupa , November 11, 2021

John and the Sullivan family

Deepest sympathies and prayers at this time of sorrow. Merv was one of a kind and an exceptionally true gentleman.

Andy Attwater, November 11, 2021

Jenny, John, Diane, Myles and families

We were very sorry to hear of Merv’s passing.

Doris Uhrayn and family, November 11, 2021

John Sullivan and family

Deepest sympathy from The Fredericks family.
I met Merv through his insurance brokerage in 1985 and it surely seems that ever since then we only met socially rather than for business. Great memories and he will be missed.

Tony Fredericks , November 11, 2021

The Sullivan Family

We were so sad to learn about Mervin's passing. Mervin was my first cousin (my mother and Mervin's mother were sisters).
We have so many good memories of Mervin and Jenny when they visited the Wrens in Hyndford. I still remember his great laugh and all the fun we had. We will miss Mervin in the Wren family so much.

Irene (Wren) & Paul Kumli, November 11, 2021

The Sullivan family

So sorry for your loss. Merv was such a nice man, enjoy those memories.

Hélène and Don Studholme , November 11, 2021

Jenny, John, Diane, Myles and families.

Extending our deepest condolences to the Sullivan families on the passing of Merv. Our hearts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Steve Fry and Kathy Evans, November 11, 2021

Myles and Family

My heart and prayers are going out to you and your family

Ron Thomas , November 12, 2021

The Sullivan Family

We moved away 21 yrs ago but still remember how friendly and warm he was to all who had the honour to meet him. A very special man indeed. Deepest condolences

Erin & Jean Guy Belzile

Erin Belzile, November 12, 2021

Myles

Myles, sorry for the loss of your dad, he sounds like an awesome person. Please accept my condolences. May the love of family and friends comfort you during this difficult time.
God bless you and your family. May his soul rest in eternal peace!

Elaine V

Elaine Vassell, November 12, 2021

Dear John, Diane, Myles and families

Deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. He will always be remembered as a true gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ron Rivard, November 12, 2021

Myles Sullivan & the entire family

On behalf of myself and USW Local 9042, please receive our sincere condolences on the passing of your dad. We are in solidarity with you at this difficult time. We pray that the Almighty God strengthens you as you mourn and celebrate your dad's life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and loved ones at this time.

Gurinder Ghuman, November 12, 2021

The Sullivan Family

He was a man's man and will be (soarly)missed.
He was the ultimate volunteer firefighter and i enjoyed our time together
Gary Allick

Barb E. Dickinson, November 12, 2021

The Sullivan Family

There is no truer testament of Merv's greatest accomplishment than the unbreakable bonds that he has formed with his loving family and friends. He is missed but never forgotten. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

The Teolis Family, November 12, 2021

Jenny & family

Jenny, John, Diane & family....very sorry to hear about Merv. Our sincerest condolences.

Charlene & Rick Owen, November 12, 2021

All the Sullivan Clan

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

My own interactions with Merv were summertime at Kesagami Wilderness Lodge, and in all of those interactions, the effervescent and effusive kindness of Merv shone through and bathed us as much as the sunshine in the heavens above us and I know that is where he currently resides and continues in that vein as before to shine.

He was also the only one who could out laugh Johnny and stop Johnny's laugh with a look....and while that (stopping) would occur from Johnny's side with reverence and love, it was (for those who know Johnny) nonetheless a remarkable feat. :)

Love

John and Claire Game

John Game, November 12, 2021

Jenny and Family

We were so sorry to hear of Merv's passing.
May your memories keep you strong during this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Love,
Kim and David Pallett and family

Kim Pallett, November 12, 2021

The Sullivan Family

We would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences. Merv will be missed by so many, but a true testament to how much he was loved. May memories, family and friends help you through this difficult time.
John and Karren (Webster) Klawitter

Karren Klawitter, November 12, 2021

The Sullivan Family

Merv always had time to chat to whoever came his way. A fine man with a big smile. Sorry.

Vivi & Don Mervyn, November 12, 2021

Jenny and the all Sullivan Family

MEMORY ETERNAL !

we very warmly remember Mervin

..and our prayers and thoughts are with you all

Henri Suojanen, November 12, 2021

Jenny, John, Diane, Myles and Families

We were so sorry to hear of Merv’s death. His passing is a great loss to his many friends and to the complete town of K.L. His generosity, many volunteer contributions and town involvement will be missed by so many!I will particularly remember our time together on the Hospital Bd. and his dedication to Health care in our community.
His positivity, enthusiasm and good nature is a loss to all.
Our condolences to the family and his many friends-Brian and Gale Hamilton

Brian and Gale Hamilton , November 12, 2021

THE SULLIVAN FAMILY

Our sincerest condolences to the Sullivan family. Merv enjoyed reminiscing about Kirkland Lake history with Bernie.

Bernie and Tanya Jaworsky

Bernie and Tanya Jaworsky, November 12, 2021

The Sullivan family,

We share in your loss along with so many others in our community. Merv’s smile, his warmth and his genuine interest and concern for others will not be forgotten. Many thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Paul and Dolores Lynch, November 12, 2021

The family

RIP Merv

Bob zidar, November 12, 2021

The Sullivan Family

Sending our deepest sympathies to the Sullivan Family. Although we are long time Teck Insurance customers, I new Merv mostly from our weekly chats at Holy Name. He truly was a friendly gentleman. RIP Merv.

Louise & Allen Lauzon, November 12, 2021

Sullivan Family

Condolences to the Sullivan Family so sorry about Merv’s passing.

Jack and Terri Royal, November 12, 2021

Dear Jenny, John, Diane, Myles & families, Ann & Glenn & families

Out heartfelt condolences to you all at this sad time. He was a wonderful, kind and caring man and will be dearly missed. We will never forget all the great times and his unforgettable laugh at the “Sullivan Reunions”. Big hugs and love to you all. May he Rest In Peace.

Colleen (Mullin) & Peter Valliant, November 13, 2021

The Sullivan Family

So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lynn Sangiuliano Cronin, November 13, 2021

Merv Sullivan

Sorry Jenny to hear of Merv's passing. I deeply regret not being able to drive up there at this time. I have not been in Kirkland for quite some time and always planned to drop in on You & Merv for a visit; that is what happens when we procrastinate. Merv was such a great guy and a wonderful example to all family and friends. I remember play catch with him on Baron Street for long stretches of time. You and your family & friends are in my prayers. He and Kevin were always the highlight of family get togethers and will be missed by all, I am sure.

Love Bob Barker.

Bob Barker, November 13, 2021

SULLIVAN FAMILY

Sorry to hear....my sympathy,prayers, and condolences.

fred bukowski, November 13, 2021

Sullivan Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you today as we followed along Merv’s funeral mass!
He was such a kind man and we always enjoyed our daily visits to dialysis and interesting conversations in the hall way! Rest now in peace you certainly will be missed!

Diane Albert&Abby Charbonneau, November 14, 2021

The Sullivan family

Mr Sullivan was a big influence to me his kindness and caring always.
My mom says since I was 2 I knew him. John is a very good friend of mine like a brother almost. I remember hunting trips with Mr Sullivan funny and sharp and fun.
It a sad moment for me I feel deeply for Mrs Sullivan who is absolute sweetheart of a woman. I can’t imagine the grief after 60 years of marriage.
To John,Diane,and Myles I just want to say my deepest sympathy.

I’m sorry I couldn’t be with you. I’m not very well either.
My mom says her deepest sympathy to Jenny and family she also is ill.
My mom was telling me all the good times growing up with Mr Sullivan and a good friend of your mom.
She is very deeply saddened by your dad’s passing. She sends her deepest sympathy.

Your dad will be blessed by god for his giving kind nature to anyone crossed his path his dedication to community and family.

I hope you all move forward for admiration of great husband and father and grandfather and great grandfather.

God bless

Guy and Pat Carlson

Guy Carlson, November 14, 2021

Jenny, John, Diane and Myles

We are so sorry and our deepest condolences of the passing of Merv. He was such a wonderful man.

Shane and Kerry Whelan

Kerry Whelan , November 15, 2021

Jenny, John, Diane and Myles

We will always remember Mervin's visits to Killaloe... he was a real story teller and loved a good laugh! He will be missed by many; our sympathy.

Ann (Summers) and Jim Lepine, November 15, 2021

The Sullivan Family

My deepest condolences to Merv's family. He was a great guy and like all who knew him, I will miss his stories and the smiles he shared with us.

Rest Peacefully Merv,
Ellen

Ellen Watson, November 15, 2021

Sullivan Family

We want to send our deepest sympathy for the loss of Mervin. We knew him from Larder Lake for many years. Our thoughts are with the family during this very sad, difficult time.

Raymonde and Donat Bourgeois, November 15, 2021

Sullivan Family

We are so sorry to hear of Merv passing or deepest condolences to the Family.

Jean-Marc & Colleen, November 16, 2021

Sullivan Family

Our deepest sympathies to Jenny and family. We have fond memories of Mervin who was always so friendly to us, I remember him visiting my grandmother in Hyndford when we were very young and many other visits over the years including our trips to Kirkland Lake and having Mervin, Jenny and others to our wedding in Ottawa in 2000. May he rest in peace.

Kathleen Olson (daughter of Rita Wren) and Jean Lazure , November 16, 2021

Jenny

My deepest condolences to you and your family. Merv was an amazing man! I always enjoyed seeing him. He and Dad will be able to talk about all things fire and sport related.

Lisa (Carr) Fraser , November 17, 2021

The Sullivan Family

So sorry to hear Mr. Sullivan has passed. I have very fond memories of him from the volunteer firemen’s children’s Christmas parties. He was such a very dear man. My sympathies to the family.

Katherine Leppala (Allick), November 17, 2021

The Sullivan Family

Sympathies to the Sullivan Family. Merv was a family man, a community leader and a great Kirkland Laker who always took time to stop and chat. I'll always picture him playing the spoons accompanying Glenn Conrad on the piano. RIP Merv

Bill Glover & family, November 21, 2021

Jenny Sullivan and family

I just heard of merv passing and
Pleas accept our deepest condolences
He was a very nice person
And he will be missed

Dennis and Liz Johanson

Dennis Johanson , November 22, 2021

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