Sullivan,  Royce Howard

Sullivan, Royce Howard

Male 1927 - 2005  (78 years)

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  • Name Sullivan, Royce Howard  [1, 2
    Born 10 Mar 1927  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Twin of Raymond
    Gender Male 
    Physical Description 6 Feet, 0 Inches Tall, Blue Eyes, Medium Build, Dark Hair, but lighter as a child. 
    Find A Grave Memorial 13885683 
    Died 6 Oct 2005  Pickering, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: Alzheimer's 
    Grave Reference 11 Oct 2005  [4
    Field of Honour, Lot 1825, Space A1 
    Buried 11 Oct 2005  Ajax, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens, 1757 Church Street North
    Research Done or Questions Oct 2016 
    www.sandisullivan.com 
    Occupation Car Salesman  [4
    Military Service World War ll, Canadian Expeditionary Force  [4
    Person ID I4  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | William Burgess Descendant, Charlemagne I Descendant, The History John Greene of Quidnessett, The Hyde History, The History of Alexander V Laughlen, The History of Samuel Martin, Norman's of Felthorpe, Norfolk, Mary and David Thomson Descendant, William The Conqueror Descendent
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Sullivan, James II,   b. 25 Sep 1877, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1949, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Harman, Annie,   b. 21 Nov 1887, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1967, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 14 Oct 1906  Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8
    Witness George Benjamin Robinson and Louis Gelloly 
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Burgess, Betty Evelyn Joan,   b. 21 Jun 1931, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 2013, Beaverton, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1961  Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Minister Donald F. Collins 
    Witness Carole Ann Allen and Robert Allan 
    Children 
    +1. Sullivan  [natural]
     2. Sullivan, Royce James  [natural]
    +3. Sullivan, Steven Michael  [natural]
    +4. Sullivan, Sandra Lee
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Mar 1927 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jun 1961 - Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Alzheimer's - 6 Oct 2005 - Pickering, Durham, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Oct 2005 - Ajax, Durham, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Sullivan, Royce Colour.jpg
    Sullivan, Royce Colour.jpg
    Sullivan, Royce Howard and Steve Florida 1970
    Sullivan, Royce Howard and Steve Florida 1970
    Sullivan, Royce James Guy
    Sullivan, Royce James Guy
    Sullivan, Royce Howard in Florida 1970
    Sullivan, Royce Howard in Florida 1970
    Sullivan, Royce and Ray with Louie Armstrong.jpg
    Sullivan, Royce and Ray with Louie Armstrong.jpg
    Burgess Sullivan, Betty and the gang 1967 from the Golf Club
    Burgess Sullivan, Betty and the gang 1967 from the Golf Club
    Sullivan, Royce, Betty Burgess with Sandi Sullivan first picture.jpg
    Sullivan, Royce, Betty Burgess with Sandi Sullivan first picture.jpg
    Sullivan, Royce Howard 5.jpg
    Sullivan, Royce Howard 5.jpg
    Sullivan, Ellen Nell and Annie Louise Nancy Royce and Raymond
    Sullivan, Ellen Nell and Annie Louise Nancy Royce and Raymond
    Sullivan, Royce Howard and Betty Burgess and Sandi first picture June 5 60
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    Sullivan, Royce Howard and Betty Burgess in 1970s
    Sullivan, Royce Howard and Betty Burgess in 1970s
    Sullivan, Royce Howard and Betty Burgess
    Sullivan, Royce Howard and Betty Burgess
    Sullivan, Royce Howard and Patti 1956
    Sullivan, Royce Howard and Patti 1956
    Sullivan, Royce Howard and Ray (2)
    Sullivan, Royce Howard and Ray (2)
    Sullivan, Royce Howard and Sandi 1964
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    Sullivan, Royce Howard and Sandi at the Falls
    Sullivan, Royce Howard and Sandi at the Falls
    Sullivan, Royce Howard gulf
    Sullivan, Royce Howard gulf
    Sullivan, Royce Howard Ray and Alf Jones
    Sullivan, Royce Howard Ray and Alf Jones
    Sullivan, Royce Howard with Betty Burgess
    Sullivan, Royce Howard with Betty Burgess
    Sullivan, Royce Howard with Sandi 1960
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    Sullivan, Royce Howard, Norman and Ray
    Sullivan, Royce Howard, Norman and Ray
    Sullivan, Raymond Murray in Hosptal
    Sullivan, Raymond Murray in Hosptal
    Sullivan, Royce Howard, Raymond Murray and Alf Jones
    Sullivan, Royce Howard, Raymond Murray and Alf Jones
    Sullivan, Royce Howard with Gun
    Sullivan, Royce Howard with Gun
    Sullivan, Ellen Nellie Royce Howard and Raymond
    Sullivan, Ellen Nellie Royce Howard and Raymond
    Harman, Annie Sullivan with daughter Nancy Royce and Raymond Sullivan
    Harman, Annie Sullivan with daughter Nancy Royce and Raymond Sullivan
    Sullivan, Royce Howard with Robinson, Phoebe, Beatrice Vi and James inLondon 1944
    Sullivan, Royce Howard with Robinson, Phoebe, Beatrice Vi and James inLondon 1944
    Sullivan, James Annie Harman Allie Nell Royce and Raymond Sullivan about 1932
    Sullivan, James Annie Harman Allie Nell Royce and Raymond Sullivan about 1932
    Sullivan, James Annie Harman with James Royce Doreen and Norman Sullivan
    Sullivan, James Annie Harman with James Royce Doreen and Norman Sullivan
    Sullivan, Royce Howard Head Shot
    Sullivan, Royce Howard Head Shot

    Family Crest
    Sullivan Family Crest
    Sullivan Family Crest

  • Notes 
    • Thank you for coming today, I will try to get through this as best I can. My Dad was a Husband, Father, Grandfather, great Grandfather, Veteran, a 2-time hole-in-one scratch golfer, and many other things.

      I will start off with a story my Uncle Alf told me a few times in fact. Dad’s family lived on Coxwell Avenue in Toronto and from what I can gather the house was always full. Dad had 3 brothers and 3 sisters spanning a 20-year age difference. One day my Nana sent my Uncle Alf to get my Dad. Don't know what he did, but it seemed to me that my Uncle Alf was always glad to get him. As my uncle was chasing him down Coxwell Avenue to get his hands around his neck, my Dad slipped on the side walk and fell. When my Dad was scrambling to get to his feet he was also grabbing his comb out of his back pocket and started to run and comb his hair at the same time. I can just see my Uncle Alf as my Dad ran away with good hair. My uncle couldn't kill him that day as he couldn't stop laughing. Dad's hair saved the day.

      My Dad could run but he could not climb. When my brother Steve was about 10 years old he climbed a tree at the mini bike trails at Don Mills and the 401. Once Steve climbed out to a branch over the Don River he froze and couldn't move. I think my brother Guy ran home and got my Dad. Dad ran over and climbed the tree to get Steve out but as he climbed to the same branch over the River Dad froze. We had to call the fire department to get both of them down. The next day I remember that my Dad wasn't too happy on hearing the radio announcing every hour on the hour that the Manager of Park Manor Motors was and tree again

      My Dad (Sully to everyone) was a very social man with many friends. He had a gang of them, Mike Harrington, Harold Shoniker, Dick Duff (Duffy) Dan O'Leary, Dan Morrissey, Glen Whitbread, Pete Tucker, Jerry and Waldo Vince, Mel Taylor and, The big Kahuna (don't know if I ever knew what Kahua's real name was). And many more the best way to describe them that I can think of is that they were the Rat Pack (the dirty dozen) with Golf Clubs instead of microphones. When my Father went into business for himself with a partner Jimmy Izard, they started a used car dealership by the name of Compact Cars. Every year they would have a golf tournament at Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club where they were members. Every year my Dad would give away a used car for closest to the hole and every year I would sit on the ninth hole with a tape measure. And every year and every time I had to measure the closest to hole of one of his friends they would try to bribe me. Every one of them. Was it a test??? I remember they always had a 20-dollar bill in their hands as they walked up to see what the tape measure said. I always turned it down. What they didn't know was that the person who won the car every year always gave me a $50!!!!!! They were a funny bunch to say the least.

      My Dad had a few talents, one of which (I wish I had) was being an expert at crosswords puzzles, he was a Master. He always had a crossword on the go. One day in 1997, I was at work Dan was taking one of his few breaks and doing a crossword. Dan got stuck on a word and for the life of me I don't know why Dan would ask me. I can't spell and he knows that. But he did ask. I can remember what the word was, but it was a 9 letter word for something. I laughed at the thought that he would ask me but if there is one talent I do have is the ability of recognizing what talent various people have and knowing who to call and even though my Dad was in the early stages of Alzheimer. I called him. I asked him the crossword puzzle question and he said... hmmmm I will think about it and call you back30 seconds later he called with the answer. I thanked him and went into Dan office. My Dad says that answer is and he was right. I was so proud of him. Remembering the little things in life get you through the big ones.

      Goodbye Dad.

      Eulogy by Sandi Sullivan, October 11, 2005
      Death Notice The Toronto Star, October 8, 2005

      SULLIVAN, Royce

      SULLIVAN, Royce Howard - At the age of 78, the Second World War Veteran passed away, on October 6, 2005, in Pickering, after a lengthy illness. Son to James Sullivan and Annie Harman, brother to James, Annie "Nancy", Ellen "Nell", Doreen, Norman, and twin Raymond. Will be sadly missed by Betty, Wife of 49 years; children Patti, Guy, Steve, and Sandi; and grandchildren Casey, his Wife Ivana, their son Owen (great-grandchild), Melodie, Wade, and Steve. A private memorial will be held at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 905-428-8488. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (613-992-3224).

      Pallbearers Guy Sullivan, Steve Sullivan, Casey Sullivan, Wade Andrus, Hon. Dan McTeague, MP, and Mayor Dave Ryan, Pickering

  • Sources 
    1. [S425] This person gave details on themselves.

    2. [S1235] DNA.

    3. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.

    4. [S391] Sandi Sullivan, (Name: www.SandiSullivan.com;).

    5. [S178] GRO England and Wales.

    6. [S538] 1911 England Census, taken April 2 1911, Class: RG14; Piece: 1972.

    7. [S1007] England, Birth, Death and Marriage Records Archived, London Metropolitan Archives, Christ Church, Southwark, Register of marriages, P92 CTC, Item 049.

    8. [S538] 1911 England Census, taken April 2 1911, Class: RG14; Piece: 1972.
      Record for James Sullivan