Reverend John Ross Sullivan
Sullivan, Reverend John Ross, CD. Cdn Army Ret’d, Bible Hill, passed away Monday, July 2, 2018 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in West Earltown, NS, he was the youngest son of the late Alonzo Clarence and Kate Louise (Johnston) Sullivan. John served in the Canadian Army from 1952-1979 retiring with the rank of Sgt. John’s overseas service included Korea 1953-1954, Germany 1955-1957, Egypt 1965. In Canada, he served at Camp Borden, ON, Wainwright, AB, Halifax, NS, Ottawa, ON, Trenton, ON, Alert NWT and Gagetown, NB. When preparing for civilian life, he attended Queen’s University, St. Thomas University and finished his Bachelor of Theology studies at Acadia University College, Wolfville, NS. John was ordained to the Christian Ministry in 1982. He served in the Oromocto Baptist Church as Assistant Pastor, Upper Gagetown U.B.C., Hampstead Pastorate, North Brookfield Pastorate, Tancook Baptist Church. After retiring he served in several churches as Intern Pastor.
John is survived by his wife Nina Lorraine (Timmons/Hanes) Sullivan; sons John Edward and David Wesley; daughter Violet Irene Beattie; grandchildren Andrew, Jessica and Alexandra Beattie; great-granddaughter Jacqueline Beattie; 1 step-grandson; sister Mable Murray; step-son Brian Hanes (Gilda); several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his first wife Joan M. I. (Hanes) Sullivan; sons, Frederick Alonzo, Douglas Ronald; step-son James Hanes; brothers, Clarence Alonzo, Lloyd Douglas, Alvin Edgar.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro where visitation will take place on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and where the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 26, Truro, will conduct a Legion Tribute Service, Wednesday at 7 pm. Funeral service will take place on Thursday, July 5th at 11 am in Immanuel Baptist Church, 295 Young Street, Truro. Reverend Kaj Binderup will officiate with a reception to follow. Family burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville, NS. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of choice. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing John’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com