April 18, 1926 – St. Catherines, Ontario
September 3, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta
Jim Sullivan of Calgary passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 at the age of 92 years.
Jim grew up and attended school in St. Catherines. In December 1944, he joined the Canadian Army. Jim served with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals until 1946, whereupon he went into Civil Engineering, graduating from the University of Toronto in 1952. Jim moved to Calgary in 1952 and started his career with Gulf Oil, where he held several positions, most notably in drilling. Eventually his career brought him to Unocal (Chevron). Jim was in charge of drilling operations in Canada until his retirement in 1986. He was a lifetime member of APEGA. Jim was active in many sports but his true love was with rowing, as he was an accomplished world class rower. Joan and Jim enjoyed golfing and skiing together. He was a member of the Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club since 1957. Jim was also a member of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, an international gastronomic society. He and Joan loved to travel and enjoyed many nice trips around the world together. He was proud to have assisted with transportation issues during the 1988 Olympics.
Jim will be remembered fondly for his Irish humour and love of life.
Jim is survived by his step-son, Greg and his wife Diane of Vernon, BC; sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Jim Minards and nieces, Joey York, her husband Bruce and Susie Giganti, all of St. Catherines, ON.
Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife Joan Sullivan.
At Jim’s request, no Funeral Services will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Jim supported the Calgary Zoo, CPO, Heritage Park and the Kidney Foundation to name a few. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Jim’s honour may be made to any of these organizations that Jim supported.
In living memory of Jim Sullivan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.
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