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Reanice Mary Frances Sullivan

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Reanice Mary Frances Sullivan

August 1, 1932 - July 24, 2021

Reanice Sullivan … a lover of God and His Word, her family and those who crossed her path, was called home to be with her Saviour on the afternoon of Saturday, July 24th, 2021. Surrounded by her family at the Peterborough Regional Hospital, Reanice passed peacefully into heaven and is now rejoicing with Jesus and those family and friends who have gone on before. Fully healed, fully whole, fully loved. Reanice, who was affectionately referred to by many as ‘MéMé’, loved her family dearly and was known for her incredible hospitality; opening her door and offering a cup of coffee or a can of Pepsi and a piece of her famous fudge, sometime even to complete strangers. She loved being outdoors, feeding the birds … and squirrels, going for drives and indulging her sweet tooth. Reanice never wanted to miss out on whatever was happening and her presence always brought so much joy and laughter. She was truly a very loving and joy filled lady.

A loving Mother to Louise Newton (Ray) and Lynda Amyotte (Dominic); wonderful Grandmother to Richard LeBrun (Jessica), Michel LeBrun, Rebecca Amyotte, and Katherina Boshart (Jay) and adoring Great Grandmother to Clara (6), Geneva (4) and Elsie Boshart (3). Our Mom and MeMe is so deeply loved and missed.

Born in 1932 and raised on Calumet Island in Quebec, Reanice grew up with her three sisters and one brother (Olive, Shirley, Faye and Pat) and loved and cared for her family deeply. She was her daddy’s girl and even during her final years on this side of Heaven, her heart longed so very much to be reunited with her parents, Patrick Horace Sullivan and Francis Sullivan (nee Kensley), and her sisters Olive and Shirley, who had gone before.

We invite you to join us in person or via livestream on Saturday, August 7th, 2021 at 1pm for the Celebration of Life at Church on the Hill in Cobourg, Ontario. If you would attend in person, please notify us via email at or 905-376-9634 before August 2nd, 2021. Due to COVID restrictions, seating is limited and preregistration will be required. Family will be given first opportunity to register before main registration is opened on August 3rd. If you would like to attend via livestream, we welcome you to join us online on Saturday, August 7th at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either Lakeshore Pentecostal Camp or Alzheimer Society in Reanice’s honour. Thank you for joining us as we mourn, celebrate and remember a life well-lived. Reanice, Mom, MéMé is now at home in heaven with her Saviour and Lord, truly her greatest hope.

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Pat Warder - August 5, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. It is never easy saying good-bye, but the joy and peace it brings knowing where she is now must be something else. May the LORD comfort you all at this time.

Phil Dunkley - August 5, 2021

So sad to hear this. I used to do her hair, lovely lady . My condolences to her family and friends. She will be missed.

Cathy & Leonard Watson - August 3, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Lakeshore Pentecostal Camp

Don & Dorothie Raymer - August 3, 2021

Don and I extend our condolences . We rejoice in the hope of heaven with you. Praying for your family during these days of loss here but heaven’s gain.

Duane Kensley Hoffman and Richard Hoffman - August 2, 2021

Lynda, Louise, Rebecca, Faye, and all of Reanice's family & friends. I know we are all missing a shining light from our lives. Reanice carried the history of the Sullivan & Kensley families. Reanice was always so happy to see each person who was lucky enough to be family but as mentioned even strangers. Memories of Reanice were strong all my life from get together’s at home in the Ottawa Valley in Quebec. Imagine my joy to find out that Reanice had moved to Cobourg. The 1st. Time I went to visit & drove into the driveway a half a field from where she & Rebecca were sitting….I heard Reanice say…..I know it is a Kensley I am just trying to figure out which one…. Always smiling, laughing, greeting one & all. Loosing so many ….I keep focused on what a joyous, time in heaven with all those who are together again with Louis Kensley leading the band playing the fiddle. Reanice everyone was so lucky to have known & loved you. Thanks for your love & caring of a life well lived, you will always be loved & remembered.

Ann Tozak - August 2, 2021

My sincerest condolences to all the family. It was my pleasure getting to know all of you when Reanice lived at Legion Village. She had the biggest laugh and always made me smile.

Judy Elliott - August 2, 2021

I was saddened to hear of Reanice’s passing. She was always a joy at Legion Village, I had the privilege of being her hairdresser while she was there. Sending my condolences to her family.

Albert & Therese Dunbar - August 1, 2021

Dear Louise, Linda and Families. We are deeply saddened by the passing of your beloved Mother. Aunt Reanice was a Very Special Lady. She has left us with some great memories that we will cherish forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May She Rest In Peace.

MURRAY GRIFFIN - August 1, 2021

Dear Family. May God be your comfort and peace. Although I have known Reanice for many years she graced Legion Village with her shining light and happy disposition. When I told her friends in the new dining room I started with the lady who now resides in 144. So many have commented on the wonderful caring family. We are jealous in a good way. My fam is in the three corners of the world and they have promised to come to my funeral. The picture of Reanice says it all. Heaven will be laughing all the more when she tells them what her name rhymes with.

Inga Belge - August 1, 2021

Sincere condolences to Reanice's devoted much love there....and the love will remain.

Karen Eaton - July 31, 2021

I'd like to pretend that this isnt real and that its a bad dream, Renae you where without a doubt the funniest person I ever had the pleasure to care for, I was hoping to catch up with you one day and one day I shall. You will always hold a special place in my heart My condolences to your family Hey Renace thanks for sharing your werthers candy with me FYI I use to take the odd one without asking Love you Renace

Rick & Duane Kensley Hoffman - July 31, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Lakeshore Pentecostal Camp

Sister Faye & brother-in-law Lou - July 31, 2021

When we lose someone we love, we must learn not to live without them but to live with the love they left behind.

wendy - July 31, 2021

Dear Lynda, Dominic and family . Our hearts were saddened to hear of your Mother passing. Our heart rejoices with you knowing that she has gone on to be with her Heavenly Father She was such a kind friendly soul. Lynda and Dominic we admire how you took such good care of your Mom .Cherish all those good Memories and hold them close to your hearts. Blessing to you and your family at this time. Wendy and Rick