MONTREAL — It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dr. Jay McMullan, a former stalwart defenceman for the McGill College males’s hockey staff and a 1984 graduate from the college of dentistry. He was 61.
McMullan died in a Montreal-area hospital on Sunday, 4 days after struggling a traumatic mind harm, the results of an unintentional fall from his bicycle on Lakeshore Street, a number of kilometres from his residence in Beaconsfield, Que.
Born John Francis McMullan, Jr. on July 4, 1959, he was raised in Pointe-Claire, Que., and attended Loyola highschool earlier than heading off to play hockey within the Maritimes. His father, who additionally performed for McGill, practiced dentistry for 50 years, and Jay adopted in his footsteps for greater than three a long time. Each have been pillars of the neighborhood and took nice delight in finishing up their duties with compassion and integrity.
The son of the late Dr. John Francis (“Jack”) McMullan (DDS ’57), who captained the McGill hockey staff in 1956-57, Jay was amongst a uncommon handful of father and son tandems to play varsity hockey on the College. Each have been very supportive of the McGill hockey program and Jay served because the staff dentist.
An instance of his dedication to the McGill program occurred late on a Friday evening, lower than a decade in the past, when he obtained a name from the McGill head coach a few participant who had suffered a number of damaged tooth throughout a sport in Ottawa. “Dr. “Jay” provided to satisfy the staff bus on its manner again to Montreal at his his workplace close to the Trans-Canada freeway and repaired the harm in a single day.
After enjoying hockey for St. Francis Xavier College, the place he earned an undergraduate diploma, McMullan transferred to McGill leveraging his ultimate two years of collegiate eligibility. He patrolled the McGill blue line in 1981-82 and 1983-84, whereas finishing his diploma in dentistry.
In 48 video games general, the 6-foot-1, 176-pound rearguard tallied eight objectives and 32 factors with 57 penalty minutes. One in every of his memorable objectives was his first marker of his senior yr, on Dec. 26, 1983, throughout McGill’s vacation tour of Switzerland. That occurred in an outside sport which was quickly halted by a blizzard after his purpose, as McGill skated to a 9-1 victory over HC St. Moritz.
Over his 37 years as a dentist, he was described by sufferers as a consummate skilled, deeply compassionate, genuinely variety and caring.
McMullan was a frontrunner and mentor in his subject. A past-president of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, he was at the moment serving as a committee chair in that nationwide group.
Predeceased by his mother and father, Jack and Maureen, he’s mourned by his spouse Heather, son Patrick, daughters Andrea and Laura, his sister Kelly, in addition to an prolonged household of grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws and pals.
Plans for a funeral mass will probably be posted right here after they develop into out there.