Obituary for Doug Sullivan
The world, the state of Colorado, and especially the city of Fort Collins have lost a unique and outstanding individual. Doug Sullivan died on November 30, 2005. He was 59 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents, Judy and Howard Sullivan.Doug and his wife, Jane, have lived in Fort Collins since 1987, though Doug spent much of his time traveling to various parts of the globe, empowering people to take personal responsibility for their lives. Through their company, Career Dimensions, Doug has touched thousands of people's lives in group presentations and one-on-one consulting.Doug was a man of extreme passion and a person who did everything in a big way. His one overriding passion in life was his wife Janey. Theirs was truly a love story of magnificent proportion. Not a day went by in their 36-year marriage that Jane did not feel totally loved by Doug.Doug was also passionate about his Harley Davidson motorcycles. He took every available opportunity to head out on the open road, often sharing the experience with Jane and their friends. Sometimes they went for an afternoon and other times they were on the road for weeks, but always it was an adventure.Doug loved animals and throughout his life he had animal companions who in many ways became his children. Most currently his little white Westie, Rambo, was the object of his great affection.In his spare time, if he wasn't on his Harley, chances are that you could find Doug on the golf course, enjoying another of his passions. Doug was a history buff, and if the weather didn't permit golf or motorcycles, he was likely reading, studying or watching television programs related to ancient history. Friends and family knew that if you were ever playing a game or having a discussion that required knowledge of history, geography or unusual facts, you wanted Doug on your team.Doug was very proud of his military service. He was in the Army and served a year in Viet Name. Doug had a wry sense of humor that he shared with everyone. He accepted every person he met at face value and extended respect equally to corporation presidents and the man on the street.His wife lovingly refers to him as a rebel with a cause - to make himself a better person and the world a better place. He was a light that burned bright and has gone out too soon. He will be missed beyond measure.A celebration of Doug's life will be held Friday, December 9 form 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Crown Pub in Fort Collins. Jane and Doug's friends are invited to gather, share their stories and send Doug off in a way that he would have loved. In lieu of flowers, his wife requests donations to the Humane Society of Larimer County or any other annual welfare organization of your choice.