College mourns loss of colleague, mentor and friend

May 2, 2020

Gerard Sullivan will be sadly missed by the entire St Patrick’s College community.

St Patrick’s College is today mourning the passing of our colleague and friend Gerard Sullivan at 9:30pm Friday evening after a courageous battle with cancer.

Gerard’s wife, Suzie, and his children, Ella and Lucinda, were with Gerard as he passed gently.

All at St Patrick’s and the wider EREA community pass our condolences to Suzie, Ella, Lucinda and Gerard’s extended family. Please keep Gerard’s family in your thoughts and prayers at this time.

We first met Gerard in 2016 when he was appointed to the position of Deputy Headmaster – Student and Staff Wellbeing after many years of senior leadership in a variety of positions in the Sandhurst Diocese.

The St Patrick’s community came to know Gerard as a man of great faith who valued the relationships he had with so many of us above all else.

Gerard will be greatly missed by many in our community, staff, students and parents alike, who came to know him as a man of integrity and honour.

Vale Gerard, as you pass into the hands of our loving God.

Gerard’s funeral will take place on May 8 from 10:00am at Patrick’s Cathedral and he will be buried at the new Ballarat cemetery in the Birdsong section.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him. 

May Gerard rest in peace.