web_sullivan thomasTom Sullivan of Windsor and Tilden Lake died on January 23, 2014, seven months after the death of his beloved wife of 67 years, Joan. He is survived by his son, Richard and daughter Jo-Anne of Vancouver and Chatham respectively and by his grandchildren, Damien, Deirdre and Ryan. He is sadly missed as well by his adoptive son, John Castellan and family and by adoptive daughter, Carol Perron. He was the last of eight siblings and was predeceased by brothers Len, Arnold, Gerald, Rick and Sam and sisters Jenny and Abbie. He was also predeceased by his eldest daughter Ruth and his grand-daughter Tricia. Born in the unincorporated village of 104 in Colchester County near Cobalt Ontario, Mr. Sullivan moved to Windsor in 1954 and worked in the Windsor Salt mine for 30 years. He and Joan were active proponents of the historic preservation of Old Sandwich and he was a contributor to the University of Windsor where Richard and Jo-Anne achieved their first degrees. In retirement at Tilden Lake Ontario for 25 years, Tom and Joan built their Shangri-La, creating a lakeside home and garden where their naturalist inclinations flourished. Together they were active in community life, participating in everything from the volunteer fire department to the road board and a number of fund raising activities, most notably for the Canadian Cancer Society. If you so desire, donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. A private family service was held and cremation has taken place. A memorial for Tom and Joan will follow next summer in Tilden Lake. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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