Marjorie Jean Sullivan RN
SULLIVAN, Marjorie Jean - With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Marjorie Jean (Toze) Sullivan on Sunday, March 22 2020, in Milford Haven Home for Special Care. Born in Tillsonburg, Ontario, August 21, 1930 to the late Susan (Theobald) and Harry Toze. Marjorie worked alongside her parents and sister as hired hands on a variety of farms. This is where she developed her love for the outdoors and the care of many types of farm animals. This work allowed her to follow her dream to attend Brantford General Hospital School of Nursing becoming a RN.
It was while nursing at the hospital, she met the love of her life John William and they married on September 25, 1954. They moved from Brantford, ON to Manchester, NS in 1963, with 5 children continued their family adding an additional 3 children. They raised their 8 children on the family farm teaching them many life skills, including how to worked together, developing great sense of pride in a job well done and a strong work ethic. Marjorie put great love, passion and dedication into everything she did, from raising and feeding her family, to her career as a compassionate nurse. Marjorie had a tenacity to finish what she started.
Marjorie returned to nursing in October of 1969 at Guysborough Memorial Hospital. During nursing cuts of 1994, Marjorie's compassion for putting others first, shined through, as she retired earlier to save a younger nurses' job. Marjorie was predeceased by her sisters Lilian, Barbara, daughter, Barbara Jean in infancy and husband John. Marjorie is survived by children: Frederick, Douglas, Alice, Robert, Susan, Eric, Brian, and Myra, plus 15 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Guysborough Memorial Hospital Foundation. Church services and a celebration of Marjorie’s life will take place at a later date.
Arrangements are under the care of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com