Ethel Maud Sullivan (nee Dawe)

June 12, 1925 to April 29, 2021

Obituary

Passed peacefully away at the age of 95, surrounded by her loving family on April 29, 2021 Ethel Sullivan of Pouch Cove. Ethel was born on June 12, 1925 to John Dawe and Alice Dawe (Morgan) at Port de Grave. She was predeceased by her husband Gerald Sullivan who she married on Dec. 27, 1949 in Pouch Cove, her daughter Dorothy, and son Wilfred. She was also predeceased by her brothers Claude Dawe, Samuel Dawe, and Wilfred Dawe, and her sisters Gladys Dawe, Molly Dawe, and Emily Scott. She will be greatly missed by her loving children Eugene Sullivan (Beverley), Claude Sullivan (Dorothy), and Ida Engram (Rick); eight grandchildren Pamela Sullivan, Michelle Mills (Shawn), Ashley Sullivan, Jaclyn Sullivan, Sarah Locke (David), Katie Sullivan (Richard), Adam Engram (Emily), and Megan Engram (Kyle); eight great-grandchildren Ryan (Sarah), Luke, Cole, Devan (Heidie), Mathew (Heidi), Ava, Emily, and Ella; and a large circle of nieces, nephews and special friends.

Ethel was the matriarch of our family who came to Pouch Cove as a teacher and spent most of her working life operating Sullivan’s Store. She was affectionately known as Mrs. Ethel and could always be counted on for her hospitality and sense of humour. A teacher to the end, she spent some of her last hours on the palliative care ward teaching the nursing staff how to play auction and having a laugh.

Special thanks to the dedicated doctors and nurses of the Miller Centre Palliative Care Unit, Nurse Practitioner Trena Snook, family physician Dr. Scott, and her care giver Amanda Noseworthy who provided loving care for her “Buttercup”.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Sunday, May 2nd from 10-2, and 4-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held from All Saints Anglican Church, Pouch Cove on Monday, May 3rd at 2 p.m. Cremation and interment to follow. Due to Covid-19 regulations funeral attendance is limited, however public is welcome to attend by calling or emailing coordinator Beverly Ryan 697-5956 or beaver9327@gmail.com.  The funeral service will be livestreamed from All Saints Anglican Church for those unable to attend at www.streamingservices.ca.  Flowers gratefully accepted, or donations in her memory may be made to All Saints Anglican Church, Pouch Cove or to a charity of your choice.   

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Ida, Claude, Eugene & members of the Sullivan family
Frank and I want to express our condolences on the loss of your Mom. You were so lucky to have her for so many years. May she rest peacefully now. God Bless

Ida:
I always enjoyed visiting your mother. She was sweet, gentle, cheerful, highly intelligent, broadminded, and cute. It was a peaceful and relaxing experience just to be around her. She had genuine class. In every way a model of Christian femininity, Ethel Sullivan radiated grace — indeed, I always left her presence with a very real awareness that I had been blessed.

To Ida and family,
My sympathy to you on the death of your Mother. How lucky you were to have had her a loving part of your lives for so many years!
Libby Quigley

Sending our sincere condolences to the family

Dear Claude, Eugene, Ida and families,
thinking of you all at this sad time. Your Mom was such a wonferful person, who spread love and joy wherever she went. It’s been a long time since I was down there, but I still remember her smile, and laughter, and how happy she made others feel. She is with your Dad and my Mom now, and I bet they are dancing a jig. Long distance love and hugs to all of you and your families. Rest in peace Auntie Ethel.

Eugene, Claude, Ida and families. Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. May you all find peace and comfort in the precious memories that you have and treasure them always. Mrs. Ethel was always such a pleasant lady and I remember her kindness when I would go to her shop in Pouch Cove many years ago.. May her gentle soul Rest In Peace.. Thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. as you say goodbye. Helen and John Cantwell ❤️

Ida and family,
I was very sad to read oboist your mother’s passing this weekend. and I send my sincere sympathies. Although I had never met your mom I felt I knew of the wonderful person she was through our conversations and ones with Jean.
I know this must be a difficult time for you but I hope in time you will come to cherish the many happy moments you had with her.
Thinking of you
Lynn Crosbie

Ida and family,
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Your mom was a lovely lady. We had a lot of laughs with your mom during my many sleepovers at your place, when we were growing up! Treasure your memories

My deepest condolences 🙏🏼🙏🏼

Deepest condolences to all the Family on the passing of Mrs. Ethel. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Linda & Leo Reddy

Claude, Dorothy and Family,

It is with great sadness we hear of your mom’s passing. Your mom was such an incredibly energetic and positive person and she lived a long and fulfilling life. No matter how old we are, it is never easy to lose a loved one. Remembering your wonderful mom and the many stories you have told us about her. Cherish those memories! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Gordon Jin & Rebecca Law

Claude, Dorothy & Family,

Sending you our sincere condolences on your Mom’s passing. We are thinking about you during this sad time.

Jim & Dera

Eugene, Claude, Ida and Families. So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. I have fond memories of her since my childhood., both at school and in Sullivan’s store, and later at the SilverThreads. She maintained a pleasant personality and beautiful smile throughout her life. Be assured that my thoughts and prayers are with you all as you say goodbye to this beautiful lady.

Ida, Claude and family.
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a lovely person. Treasure the memories.
Sincere condolences.

Claude and Dorothy,

We are sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.

Kerry and Philip

Claude, Ida and family, our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all..

Randy and Patsy Baldwin

Claude, Dorothy and family, our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of your Mom. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Elizabeth and Bill Thistle

Dear Ida& family,
Thinking of you at this time of such great loss.

Claude and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Blessings Barbara Ellis

Claude, Eugene, Ida, and Families,
Thinking of you at this challenging time, saying good bye to your dear mother and friend. May it help you to know others are thinking of you at this time. I send you our deepest condolences.. on behalf of the Rotary Club of St. John’s Northwest and it members.

Eugene, Claude, Ida and families, so very sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Your mother and father were dear friends of our family. We shared many memories over the years. I fondly remember playing cards with my grandparents and your parents. She was a very special lady full of laughter and will be deeply missed. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Eugene, Claude, Ida and families,
So very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. May it comfort you all to know that I share in your sorrow at this time. With very deepest sympathy,
Edna{Newell} Davis Daughter of Jacob and Dora Newell

Sincerest condolences to the family, on the passing of your mom,. Thinking of you all at this very sad time.

Claude, Ida & the Sullivan family, our sincere sympathies on the loss of your mom. She was a wonderful lady and always had a smile for everyone who visited your store in Pouch Cove. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

Bev (Gruchy) & Darrell Ellis

Sincerest condolences on the passing of Mrs. Ethel. She was a special lady. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

Eugene, Claude and Ida my deepest sympathy.
Your Mom was a special lady and I have many fond memories of her and her lovely smile.
You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

I am so sorry to learn of Mrs. Ethel passing away!! I have lots of memories when I visited her store years ago!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this sad time! RIP Mrs. Ethel!! God Bless!! 💔💔🙏🏻🙏🏻💔💔

Claude and entire Sullivan Family, Our sincere condolences on the passing of Mrs. Ethel. What a wonderful lady who always had a smile when I visited the store many times as a young girl growing up in Pouch Cove. Mr. Gerald served on the first council in Pouch Cove with my dad Joe Burke. May your many precious memories carry you through this difficult time. Sincerely, Joanne and Errol Janes and the Burke Family.

Ida and family
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Thinking of you and sending prayers and hugs.
Hold tight to all your beautiful memories.
Hope to see you soon.
Ann Marie Collins

Eugene, Ida, Claude and families

Our deepest condolences on the. Passing of your mothe/grandmother & great grandmother.. she was a very Special lady always young at heart and up for a good time.. you guys have some wonderful memories to hold on to . Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Ida & family so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear Mother. Hold dearly all your loving memories. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Take care!

My sincere sympathy to family and friends on the passing of Mrs.Sulllivan a wonderful lady with a great sense of humour.Eternal rest grant unto her o Lord and may light perpetual shine upon her,

Sending lots if love and prayers to the Sullivan family at this very difficult time. Gordon, Heather, Emily and Rylan MacDonald xo

Eugen, Claude, Ida and all family members;
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. We shared many good times with Ethel, as she was a dear family friend. There was always laughter and enjoyment when she was near. She will be greatly missed. Our prayers and thought will be with you all as you say your final good-byes. God bless.
Fay and Lex Hudson

Eugene, Claude, Ida and family. It’s with a sad heart to hear of Ms. Ethel’s passing. She was a wonderful lady, always a smile on her face. I have such fond memories of her, and lots if laughs! Our deepest condolences to all the family, I know she will be dearly missed. Fly high with the Angel’s Ms. Ethel…God Bless🙏

My sincere condolences to Ida, Claude, Eugene and your Families on the death of your Mom, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and my life long friend of 73 years.
RIP Dear friend. Fly high with the angels until we meet again. 🙏🙏

Shirley Bragg
Pouch Cove

Sincere condolences, Claude and Dorothy, to you and your family at the loss of your loved one.
Linda Coles
& Ches Keats

To the Sullivan family

So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was one of the eldest citizens of Pouch Cove and a great supporter of the Heritage Society. Please accept our deepest sympathy as you remember her at this time.

Wayne & Victoria Pennell

The Sullivan Family
Our deepest condolences to the family, Mrs. Ethel will be greatly missed. A wonderful lady you could always have a chat with. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time.

To all of the family:
Our sincere condolences on your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Engene,Claude Ida and Famalies. Our Sincere Condolences on the passing of your Mom, Mrs Ethel, Thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this difficult Time, God Bless

Your mom was a beautiful women inside and out. I cannot think of her without smiling. What a gift she had to light up a room and make everyone smile. I feel very fortunate to have known and cared for her, and I admire the love and care your famiily provided. She enjoyed a full life and she was lucky to have you all. May you find peace, comfort and laughter in your many wonderful memories.

Sending best thoughts and condolences to all.

Claude and Dorothy and all the Sullivan family, we are very sorry to hear this news. We always enjoyed visiting her at her home and enjoyed seeing her at your family gatherings. We will remember Mrs Ethel as someone who always made us feel welcome, told great stories, and made us laugh. She loved you all very deeply. You are all in our hearts and thoughts at this time.
Myrtis and Wilson Guy

Claude, Dorothy and family
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your beautiful mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Jackie and Glen Reid

So sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs. Sullivan was always so pleasant and welcoming. My deepest condolences to all who loved her. May she rest in God’s Sweet Peace.

Eugene, Claude, Ida & families:

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one. Mrs Ethel was a lovely lady with a lovely smile. May she rest in peace.

Deepest sympathy to the family at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

To all the Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Hold dear all your beautiful memories, they will see you through in the days to come.

Sincerely,
John and Annette Shea

Ida & Rick and Family
We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. You have a lot of beautiful memories of your Mom to guide you thru the days ahead.

Sending our sincere condolences to all the family! Rest In Peace ! Love from Nova Scotia Linda & Wade Keith Country Harbour…

T.o Eugene, Claude ,Ida and families, we would like to extend our condolences on the loss of your mother.
We just watched “Three Weekends at Nan’s” again.
Certainly reminds one of how gracious your mom was, along with a sense of humour second to none.
She will certainly be missed, sympathy to all.

We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending sincere condolences to Family and Friends. RIP Mrs. Ethel.

So sorry for your great loss. Ethel gave us a lot of laughs when she visited NS. Our hearts go out to you all.

Love Keith & Marsha

Sending my sincere condolences to you all on the passing of Mrs. Ethel. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

So sorry for your loss …RIP Mrs Ethel 🙏she was such a beautiful lady with a beautiful smile.

Dear Ida, Rick and family. Deepest, deepest sympathy on the death of Mrs. Sullivan. I have fond memories of visiting her in her home, and my relationship with both of you and your children, Adam and Megan.
. You were all very special when I served in your parish. Love and blessings to you all. You will be in my prayers.

Mrs.Ethel was a beautiful lady may her gentle soul rest in peace

Ida, Eugene, Claude & Families,
Thinking of you all at this sad time. May God’s grace and your beautiful memories keep you strong in the days ahead. Heaven has gained another angel.

Condolences to Claude, Dorothy, and all of the Sullivan family. We will always remember Ethel’s warmth, hospitality, positive attitude, and beautiful smile. We’ll never forget one occasion in particular, many years ago, when she had us all over for an evening filled with music, laughter, and the best fried salmon we ever had. May she rest in peace.

Our Deepest Sympathy on the passing of your Mother/Grandmother! May your many memories, keep her close always!

Eugene ,Claude ,Ida and Familes.
Thinking of you all at this time. We have many memories of our chats with her in the store.

Eugene ,Claude , Ida & Families,
So sorry to hear of you mother’s/Grandmother’s passing.
A real lady always pleasant. Thinking of you all.

Claude and Family
My sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom
Treasure the great memories
May her Gentle Soul Rest in Peace

Ida, Rick & Family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I hope the loving and constant care
You gave your mom and all the beautiful memories you created for her will fill your heart with peace and comfort now.
She is at peace now in the arms of her heavenly Father.
God bless,
Sharon Skinner & Barry Constantine

Our love and sympathy go to the Sullivan family during this time. Mrs. Ethel will always have a smile on her face in our memories. She enjoyed a full and rewarding life, and will always be remembered..

Ida, Rick & family,
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I know it’s been a difficult time for you these last few months. Treasure your many happy memories together.