Barry Sullivan
In Loving Memory of

John "Barry" Sullivan

1946 - 2020

Obituary of John "Barry" Sullivan

Sullivan, John “Barry”

Passed away surrounded by family at his home on April 23, 2020, at the age of 73. Remembered by his wife of 51 years, Denise, their children, John J.B. Sullivan Jr. (Dianna) and Brad (Eileen) and grandchildren Chantal and Alisha. Loving brother to Joe Sullivan, Vivian, O’Brian (Joyce) and brother-in-law to Nicole (Kyle) Smith and Roger (Jean) Robert. Barry will be missed by many nieces and nephews and his dog, Carlos. Reunited with his predeceased parents, 6 sisters, 4 brothers, and his dog, Bud.

Barry was born and raised in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. Some of his favourite pastimes included cars and playing hockey, of which a few of his nephews followed in his footsteps. He frequently attended antique car shows and enjoyed rides in his Monte Carlo. Barry worked for Dana for 30 years and was a proud member of the Eganville Legion. After his retirement, Barry and Denise moved to Westmeath, on the Ottawa River, where he enjoyed spending time with his neighbours. He will be remembered for exclaiming “Thanks for coming” whenever it came time to leave and will be known as a happy go-lucky man that always loved to joke.

Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133) has been entrusted with arrangements. A celebration of life will be held in Eganville at a later date. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and online condolences can be left at

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Glenna & Dave Mossman
3 years ago

To Denise, Joe, Vivian and their Families we convey our heartfelt thoughts and prayers with Barry’s passing.

In loving memory ...
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Susan& Dave Fynn
3 years ago

So sad to hear that Barry has passed away. We will miss his dry sense of humour and the little smirk that would lite up his face.

Dave & Susan Fynn

Anne-Marie Giguère (Robert)
3 years ago

Chère Denise et familles,

Mes sincères condoléances spécialement à toi Denise et aux enfants. Il n’est jamais facile de laisser partir un être cher et je suis de tout cœur avec vous en pensée pour traverser ce moment.

Cousine Anne-Marie Giguère (Robert) xx

Matt O'Brien
3 years ago

Dear Denise and family…It is with a heavy heart that I post a heartfelt condolence to you all…I know just how difficult the loss of a loved family member is to deal with…May your many , memories of special family times with Barry help your hearts heal… Trust me that only time will help heal your broken hearts but those great memories live forever…
My very best, cousin Matt

Aly & Dustin McKeiver
3 years ago

Deepest condolences Denise, JB, Dianna, Brad, Eileen, Chantel, Alisha and all our family members.
Your in our thoughts
Love : Aly & Dustin

John and Wendy Manwaring
3 years ago

John, Brad and families you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

Sue Cupola
3 years ago

My deepest condolences to you

Don & Sandra Gibson
3 years ago

Our deepest condolence, Aunt Denise, JB ,Dianna, Brad, Eileen , Chantal and Alisha. Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
Love Sandra and Don

Richard & Helene NADON
3 years ago

Dear Denise, J.B. and Brad. Sending you our condolences at this time of Barry’s death. We have good memories of him while we lived in Niagara Falls and Welland. We will miss his cheerful smile. Sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Edwars Foresi
3 years ago

Denise, our deepest sympathies to you and your family
Ed and Heather Foresi

Armand Plourde
3 years ago

Sympathies profondes to Vivian. We are site you n’y thé Spirit

Med and Linda
3 years ago

Linda and I are sending our deepest condolences to Aunt Denise, John (JB) Brad and their respective families. Uncle Barry and I were quite close as we worked together for almost 20 years. You will be sadly missed. Rest In Peace.

Nickie n Kyle Smith
3 years ago

Dear Denise JB and Brad my deepest condolences We will miss his funny personality and his great smile. Love Nickie and Kyle and Taffy


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