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JOSEPH McMULLEN

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JOSEPH McMULLEN (Lt. CDR -- Ret) Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 22, 2011. He is survived by his wife Joan (Walsh), his daughter Elizabeth, and his sons Chris (Rosemary) and Robert (Lorraine). Joseph was born in 1919 in Westmount, Quebec. In 1940, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy Reserves as Acting Sub-Lieutenant. Between 1940 and 1945, he served primarily on Corvettes and Frigates (including HMCS Thetford Mines and Lethbridge) on North Atlantic convoy duty. Between 1945 and 1964 he had various rotations through Ottawa, and notably was loaned to the United States Navy serving in the Mediterranean, and to the NSA in Washington DC. Other postings included Commanding Naval Officer at Fort Prince of Wales, Churchill, MB and Commanding Officer at Coverdale, Moncton, NB. Joe retired in 1964 as a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Canadian Navy. Between 1964 and 1984, he worked for the Ontario Ministry of Health as Administrator of Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital, Toronto, and Whitby Psychiatric Hospital, Whitby. Subsequently, Joe was a founding member of the Board of Directors of Progress Place, a community- based organization that focuses on mental health recovery. A mass of christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 25th at 11:00 at Blessed Sacrament Church, 3 Briscoe Street, Amherstview, ON. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home - Township Chapel Kingston, Ontario 613-546-5150.

Published in the Toronto Star from Nov. 23 to Nov. 24, 2011
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