A memorial reception will be held Saturday, April 1, for Brenda O’Sullivan, clinical research manager of the mesothelioma research and screening program at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto.
Brenda passed away Friday, March 17. She was involved in the mesothelioma research program since its inception and touched the lives of many Local 793 members who booked CT appointments.
The memorial reception will be held at 1 p.m. at Sunnybrook Estates McLean House, 2075 Bayview Ave. (enter at Armistice Drive at Sunnybrook Hospital).
Following is the obituary:
Brenda Kathleen O’Sullivan passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, on Friday, March 17, 2017, in her 55th year after a courageous battle with an unexpected 3-month illness. Predeceased by her mother Margaret (Rita) Thompson (O’Sullivan). Beloved daughter of a devoted stepfather Richard (Rick) Thompson, who never knew what “step” meant. She will be greatly missed by her brother Sean O’Sullivan, sister-in-law Lydia Evans, niece and nephew Lauren and Evan, all of Vancouver, as well as her brother Michael O’Sullivan and sister-in-law Efi Komninou of Athens, Greece and by her sister Maureen McGregor, nephews and nieces Ryan, Michael, Alex, Paige, Madison and Riley. She will also be sadly missed by her best friend Andrea Ebidia. We all will remember Brenda’s smile and wicked sense of humour and her gestures of kindness to all. Her joys in life included Bandit her loyal four-legged companion of eight years, all things fine in life – food, wine, travel and good friends. She was highly committed to her work at the Princess Margaret Hospital, managing the asbestos and mesothelioma clinics where she made everyone feel at ease. The family would like to thank Dr. Marc De Perrot for all of his support and the nurses, doctors and extended team at Sunnybrook Hospital for their fine care. Brenda’s cremated remains will rest alongside her mother’s casket in Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Mesothelioma Research Fund in honour of Brenda O’Sullivan, Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, 610 University Ave., Toronto, M5G 2M9, 416-946-6560, www.thepmcf.ca