Gerard Sullivan’s funeral

May 7, 2020

Gerard Sullivan’s staff photo from 2019.

St Patrick’s College continues to mourn the passing of our colleague and friend Gerard Sullivan at 9:30pm on Friday, May 1, 2020 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.

In the video below we show a live stream of Gerard’s funeral which was held at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Friday, May 8 at 10am.

Watch the video at this link.

Order of service

Requiem Mass For Gerard Sullivan

Geoff George Eulogy

Mark Sullivan Eulogy

Chris Cotter Eulogy

Ella And Lucinda Eulogy

Suzie Euolgy For Gerard

Words From Gerard


Gerard Sullivan addresses a full school assembly in 2016.

St Patrick’s College 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 St 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.

Leave your tribute to Gerard Sullivan at this link.


Gerard Sullivan’s funeral at St Patrick’s Cathedral

Gerard Sullivan’s cortege visits St Patrick’s College.

Photo gallery

Photos of St Patrick’s College staff members at Gerard’s funeral at St Patrick’s Cathedral.