James David "Jim" Sullivan
James David "Jim" Sullivan of Saint John, husband of Sonya L. (Groves) Sullivan, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at his parents’ home in Fredericton. Born at Saint John on January 6, 1968, he was a son of David and Carol (Seeley) Sullivan. Jim was employed as a Technical Support Analyst with Genesys Canada. He was a renowned curler, being Skip of the Jim Sullivan Rink which captured the 1987 New Brunswick and Canadian Junior Men’s Curling Championships, and the 1988 World Junior Men’s Curling Championship. In 1990, Jim and his team were the Silver Medalists at the Labatt Brier. Jim continued to be active in curling, being a member of Thistle St. Andrews Curling Club, and an Honourary Life Member of the Capital Winter Club in Fredericton. Jim and his team were inducted into the Fredericton Sports Wall of Fame in 1992, and into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. Jim enjoyed sailboat racing as a member of the Martinon Yacht Club. He also enjoyed golfing, basketball, and was an avid sports fan all his life.
Jim is survived by his wife, Sonya; his two daughters, Jordan Lyn and Jamie Brynn; his parents, David and Carol Sullivan of Fredericton; his siblings, Evan Sullivan (Cindy Wedge-Sullivan) of Belleville, ON, Brian Sullivan (Heather Dunham) of New Maryland, and Karen Duxbury (Neil) of Toronto, ON; his parents-in-law, David and Pauline Groves of Fredericton; his sister-in-law, Susan McDonald of Fredericton; his brother-in-law, Stephen Groves (Jacqueline Arnold) of Harvey Station; his nieces and nephews Caileigh Sullivan, David Dunham, Craig and Fiona Duxbury, Michelle Kendall, Katelyn McDonald, and Amanda and Corey Groves; his best friend, Paul Nason of Saint John; his aunts and uncles Dr. Herman Sullivan (Pat), Catherine Manning (John), and Charles Sullivan (Ruth) all of Saint John and David Seeley (Margie) of Windsor, NS; and many cousins.
Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424), with visiting on Wednesday and Thursday, November 16 and 17, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 12:00 Noon from the Church of St. Andrew and St. David, 164 Germain Street, Saint John. Interment will take place in Ocean View Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, remembrances to the Sotos Syndrome Support Association of Canada or the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated by the family.