Dr. John L. O’Sullivan passed away suddenly Sept. 20, 2000 in Prince Edward Island doing what he enjoyed, boating and fishing.
His parents, Eileen and Florance, his sisters, Sheelagh, Adrienne, and Anne, and his daughter, Clare, predeceased him.
He was born in Cwm, Wales on March 24, 1932. Received his education at Harrow, Cambridge, and Westminster Medical School in England. His experience was gathered in the three years he spent in Uganda before coming to Emo.
He served the people of Emo and surrounding area for almost 37 years since arriving that cold Jan. 4 morning in 1964. Despite the cold winters, he grew fond of this area and the people. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and boating.
He was looking forward to his retirement, and bringing his sailboat to Belize and warmer climate for the winter months.
He is survived by his wife Gerd; ex-wife Betty, of Vancouver; daughters, Deirdre of London, Anne (Ben) of Vancouver; sons, James (Sandra) of Emo, Timothy (Laurie) of Kinmount, Ont., and Mark (Kim) of England; grandchildren, Danielle, Sarah, Tara, Maia, Johannes, Beatrice, and Francesca; sisters, Patricia of Ireland, Diana (John) of England, and Margaret of Invemere, B.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
“I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And the grey mist on the sea’s face and a grey dawn breaking.”
John Masefield
In memoriam donations may be made to Riverside Foundation for the Emo Hospital.