Michael John Sullivan

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mike Sullivan from esophageal cancer on April 29th surrounded by his family at Victoria Hospice.  He fought his illness with dignity and grace, but no treatment could slow down the cancer’s rapid progression. Mike’s will to live and desire to spend time with friends and family were unwavering.

Michael John Sullivan was born in Victoria, BC on September 22, 1954 to Gerald John Sullivan and Winifred Ilace Roskelley.  He was predeceased by his brother Matthew, and will be profoundly missed by his loving son, Adam (Erin), and grandchildren James and Olivia. Mike will also be missed by his brother, Steve (Deb) and their son Chris (Iva) and family, sister Maureen (Harry), former wife Tina and family, many cousins and other relatives and friends from all walks of life.

Mike was an outstanding father, brother, son and friend, and his love for animals and compassion for others was evident throughout his life.  Mike’s proudest role, however, was that of Grandpa. He was such a big part of his grandkids’ lives and was always there to support and cherish them. He never missed a soccer game or school concert, and his only regret was that he wouldn’t be there to see them grow up.

Adam and Mike made the most of the four months since his diagnosis, from ski trips to Mt. Washington to fires on the beach in Tofino (including after the polar bear swim this past New Year’s Day!). Mike completed some bucket list items racing his new 2019 Mustang GT around town, and enjoyed many meaningful and important conversations before he slipped away peacefully surrounded by love.

While words cannot describe how much Mike will be missed, we take comfort in knowing that all that needed to be said was said, and that he is resting now.  He is joining relatives and friends who have passed before him, and we know he will also be surrounded by cats, dogs, fish, birds and other creatures that he lovingly adopted.

A service will be held at the chapel at Royal Oak Burial Park on Monday May 13 at 1:30pm, followed by a reception at the Howard Johnson on Elk Lake Drive.

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  1. Maureen
    We love you and you are in our hearts. It’s hard to lose those we’ve been so close to. Just know that you are not alone. Remember Michael and he will live on through you and your family. Love to you all!!
    💝💗 Don & Barbie

  2. Sharon Liddicoat

    I will forever be saddened by your loss💔

  3. Jerry & Dyanne Laplante

    Maureen. So sorry to hear about your Dad. Our deepest condolances to you and your family.

  4. Shari Fairfield Griffis

    Sad to see this Notice today. I remember Mike very fondly from many many years ago when he was a good friend of my late brother Ross. My deepest sympathy to all Mike’s family & loved ones. RIP Mike ❤️🙏

  5. Jen and Cliff

    So sorry 😥❤

  6. Jackie and Dave

    Adam , Erin , Tina and family ,

    Our deepest condolences to you all., Thinking of you
    xo

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