Posted: October 6th, 2016


July 8, 1936 – October 3, 2016

ANNA MARIE SULLIVAN (nee Campbell), beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, October 3, 2016 at the age of 80 years.

Anna Marie was predeceased by her husband of 40 years Eugene Sullivan, and is lovingly remembered by her children and grandchildren: Agnes (Kirk) Livingston (Khason, Carter, Ethan) and Jacinta (Ian) (Aidan, Gabriel, Blake) Miller of Lethbridge; Mary Sullivan of Sherwood Park; Desmond (Karen) (Conor, Madeleine, Siobhan) Sullivan of Calgary. Anna Marie is also survived by her siblings Ernest (Virginia) Campbell and Charles (Eva) Campbell of Ontario and Helena (Norman) Arsenault of P.E.I. She was predeceased by her sister Agnes Myrtle Campbell, brother Francis Campbell and parents, James and Hannah (Duffy) Campbell.

Anna Marie was born July 8th, 1936 in Westmoreland, Prince Edward Island. She spent her early years growing up on the family farm, attended Prince of Wales College and later obtained her teaching certificate. After teaching in P.E.I. from 1956-1960, the desire to pursue her teaching career pushed her west to Alberta where she began working in a rural school in Cluny, Alberta. It was at this time Anna Marie met her future husband Eugene, also from Prince Edward Island.

Eugene and Anna Marie married on December 30, 1961 in Carstairs, Alberta. They relocated to Calgary shortly thereafter to start their family and their construction companies, Eugene Sullivan Building Ltd. and Starlight Enterprises. Working as a team, Anna Marie and Eugene continued their life path with moves to Lethbridge and then Phoenix, Arizona. The lure of family and friends brought them back to Lethbridge in 1981, where they resided for the remainder of their married life.

Anna Marie’s strong faith, compassion and selflessness touched many lives. She was a sincere advocate of community, charity and volunteerism, engaging both time and resources in the Terry Fox Run, Al-Anon, Meals on Wheels, the Catholic Women’s League, the John Howard Society and Cancer Centers for many years. We will truly miss the loving influence she had in all of our lives.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 7:00 P.M., with Deacon Ray Wagner, officiant.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 2:00 P.M., with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

A Reception will follow at COUNTRY KITCHEN CATERING – 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Terry Fox Foundation, attn. Ms. Rhonda Risebrough, Provincial Director, Suite D10, 6115 – 3 Street S.E., Calgary, AB, T2H 2L2.

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  1. john mallette says:

    I am saddened and my eyes are filled with tears. I just thought I would look up the person who helped me the most when I was in Lethbridge, going through the toughest part of my life. I worked for Anna Marie at her house, before she moved to her condo. She was so much more than just an employer. I shared with her my alcohol problem, and she shared about her late husbands battles as well. I will never forget her kind words, and she always said John, you can do it, you can stay sober. She lent me money, and even gave me christmas presents, I was alone in Lethbridge. I didn’t deserve such an unselfish, loving friend as Anna Marie. When I relapsed, I just couldn’t face her, and for that I will be forever sorry. Because of my alcoholism, I never got a chance to make ammends to her. I would very much like to go to her grave site to do that. To whom it may concern, Anna Marie lent me money that I never payed back, could you send me an address so I could do that please? I think it was a couple hundred dollars. I am sober now 3 years, and part of my recovery is to make ammends/ restitution for past debts. I am very sorry for your loss, she was a beautiful person, and I will always have her in my heart.

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