MCMULLAN, John Francis (Jay)
June 27, 2021

Jay McMullan

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden death of Dr. Jay McMullan, who passed away on June 27, 2021, following a tragic cycling accident.


Jay was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Maureen. He is survived by his wife, Heather (MacLean) McMullan, and his three children: Patrick (Barbara), Andrea (Luke), Laura, and his grandchildren: Keiran, Charlotte, and Jack. Jay will be sadly missed by his sister Kelly (Michael), their children, and his beloved extended family.


Jay’s dedication and love for his family were unconditional. As a husband and father, his love was steady and unwavering.  Jay’s acts of kindness and compassion were always selfless. Following in his father’s footsteps, he practiced dentistry for 37 years. As a family, we were in awe of his passion for his work and his devotion to the well-being of his patients. He loved life and approached it with curiosity, taking every opportunity to learn and grow. Jay’s love of hockey, golf, and cycling created so many meaningful relationships, and he will be deeply missed by his many friends, teammates, colleagues, and patients.


Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation at Voluntas Funeral Home, 4695, St-Jean Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9H 2A7, on Wednesday July 7, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Blair and the devoted staff at CHUM for their care. As Jay was a prostate cancer survivor, donations in his memory to the Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.


Jay offered generous support in quiet ways, often when nobody was watching. It is fitting that his final act was to provide the gift of life through organ donation.


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas (514-695-7979,


Voluntas Commémoration

4695 Boul. St-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Qc H9H 2A7

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021, 1:00p.m.-4p.m. and 7:00p.m.-9:00p.m.

Private Gathering

10 responses

  1. Fr. Len Altilia, SJ

    July 2, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    A very tragic accident and a very sad outcome. May the Lord be gracious to him and sustain his family in their grief.

  2. Gary Hamilton

    July 3, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    My deepest sympathies. Jay and I were classmates at Loyola High School.

  3. Don Cameron "Kissie"

    July 4, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    Heather & Family, So sorry,saddened and shocked to hear about Jay. Although we stayed in touch over the years, we did not see each other near as much as I would have liked. Due to Covid I cannot be there. A true friend and gentle man. Rest easy brother. Sincerely Kissie

  4. Peter Masson

    July 4, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    Heather, Patrick, Andrea, Laura and sister Kelly. I am lost for words at this sad time. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort. The ones we love are never gone; they live within our hearts. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend a visitation. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  5. James Ciampini

    July 5, 2021 at 11:26 am

    James Ciampini, one of Jay’s many hockey friends.
    My deepest condolences to all the family. I was so saddened for Jay who so much loved life.
    I had the pleasure of playing hockey against a defence tandem of Jay and Jack, two of the finest gentleman I have ever known, both on and off the ice. Although we were not close friends, whenever we chatted , be it at hockey or some Loyola event, I gravitated toward him because at the end of each conversation, I left feeling better about myself. I will always be grateful for the honest kindness Jay exuded.
    Rest in peace my friend.

  6. David Graham

    July 7, 2021 at 7:15 am

    To Heather and family, Please accept my sincere condolences on your profound loss. Jay was gentle and kind man taken far too early. Our hearts and prayers are with you. David Graham and family

  7. Jan Ramsay Scarpaleggia

    July 12, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    We were so saddened to learn of Dr. McMullan’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. Dr. McMullan took care of our family for over 20 years. He was an excellent dentist and was very dedicated to his patients. He was also very caring and he had a way about him that his patients found reassuring. Dr. Jay was always so positive and so kind and we were fortunate to get to know him over the years. Again, we are so very sorry for your loss.

  8. Brian and Marjorie

    November 1, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    Our deepest sympathies, Jay was special!

  9. Darrell Petit

    December 8, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    I played hockey with Jay at Loyola High and we always looked up to him as a team leader, positive spirit, role model and loyal friend. My condolences to his family.

  10. Lynn Martin

    March 26, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    After reading the St. FX Alumni news today, I just learned of Jay’s tragic accident. I owe my Biochemistry grade to Jay. Without his tutoring, I would not have earned the credit. I remember him as a very kind person. My sincere condolences to his family.
    Lynn McDonald ‘81


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