Obituary for Sister Clare "Sister Victorine" Sullivan CSJ
Sister Clare Sullivan
(Sister Victorine) CSJ
The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada, Pembroke Neighbourhood, sadly announce the death of our dear Sister Clare in our Health Care Centre on Saturday, March 3, 2018.Sister Clare was born in Chapeau, QC, August 28, 1930, the daughter of Victor and Teresa (Burke),the oldest in a family of seven children, three boys and four girls. She was predeceased by her parents, her sister Helen and her brother Paul. She entered the Congregation on September 8, 1947. Left to grieve her loss are her sisters in the Congregation as well as her sisters Rita, Margaret, her brothers George and Desmond, and her many nieces and nephews.She attended Laval University and graduated with a degree in French studies. Sister was a well respected French teacher in the following places, Deep River, Des Joachims, QC, Barry’s Bay, Renfrew, Whitney, Campbell’s Bay, QC, Pembroke, Bancroft and Tweed. After her 34 years of teaching, her ministry took her west to Regina, SK where she worked as a member of the Pastoral Care team at Santa Maria Seniors’ residence for a period of two years. Returning to the Motherhouse for two years, Sister Clare took up residence in Petawawa in 1994. Settling into Parish activity, Sister was involved in a number of ministries: catechetical instruction, membership in the CWL, helping in the RCIA program as a resource person and the children’s liturgy. Visitation at St. Joseph's Motherhouse, 1127 Pembroke Street West, Pembroke on Tuesday, March 6th after 3:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 6th. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday March 7th at 10:30 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel. Interment at St. Columba's Cemetery, Pembroke. Arrangements in care of the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, Pembroke.