McMULLIN, John Joseph

February 14, 1953 – November 6, 2017 – The passing of John Joseph McMullin occurred suddenly in the Philippines on November 6, 2017.

Fortunately, he was with good friends, his girlfriend MJ, and his son, Kristian McMullin was able to travel from Fredericton, Canada to be by his side to strum his guitar and sweetly sing him off to the great unknown. Born in Ottawa and raised in Riverview, NB, he was the son of the late Harry and Hulda (nee Derling) McMullin.

Love of nature, life and music pumped through John’s veins and he passed these values on to his children. John touched the lives of many through his deep compassion and dedication as a teacher and counselor in St. Stephen, NB. John enjoyed spending his free time curling competitively and enjoying nature on his heritage land at Skiff Lake, NB. After retirement, he set off to explore the world, visiting Mexico, Ireland, China and the Philippines, and made many friendships along the way.

John is survived by his girlfriend, MJ Delos Santos of Manila, Philippines; son, Kristian McMullin of Fredericton, NB; daughter, Jennifer (Michael Coleman) McMullin, of Sawyerville, QC; grandchildren, Madryk and Lexis; sister, Jean (Robert) Armstrong, of Fredericton, NB; sister, Judith McMullin of Woodstock, NB; brother, Harry Jr. McMullin of Moncton, NB.

An Irish-style celebration of John’s life will be held on Saturday, May 19 at 2 p.m., at 67 McMullin Drive, Skiff Lake, NB. All friends and family are welcome.

For additional information, please contact Kristian McMullin at