Garth Elmer Mullin died suddenly March 31st, 2014 at Health Sciences North in the loving presence of family. He was born in Gaspé, Québec and moved to Sudbury in 1962 where he lived his adult life and raised a family. He loved the outdoors and one of his greatest sources of pride was the work he did in land reclamation and re-greening of the Sudbury landscape. He was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Louise (née Myre) in July 2008 and by his parents Evelyn Suddard and Warren Mullin of Gaspé, Québec and by his brothers Bobby Mullin of Gaspé and Wendell (Cheryl) Mullin of Grafton. He is survived by brothers Everett (Dee) of Kitchener, Leonard (Gloria) and Ron (Sue) of St. Catherine’s, Elton (Beryl) of Thorold, and Melvin (Sandra) of Peterborough and by his sister Mabel Burke (Leigh) of Niagara Falls. He is also survived by many of his wife’s siblings. Particularly dear to his heart were his brother-in-law Winston Myre and his sisters-in-law Estelle Kaltiainen, Lorraine Mallette and Zita Giroux, all of Sudbury. He will be deeply mourned by his daughter Kim Mullin (Aldo Santone) and his grandchildren Zachary (great grand-daughter Zara), Damien, Willow, Dante, Rowan and Duncan; his daughter Teresa Mullin (Norm Belanger) and his grandchildren Natalie, Eric, Zoe and Louis; and by his son Chris Mullin (Christine Schmidt) and his grandchildren Jacob, Jeremy and Derek. He will also be missed by a great number of nieces, nephews, neighbours, fishing buddies, neighbourhood dogs, hummingbirds birds, and anyone else he could sit with in peace and friendship as he watched the sun set on the lake and the lilac bushes.
A funeral service will be held Friday April 11th, 2014 at 6 pm at St. Mathieu church on Pioneer Road in Sudbury followed by a celebration of his life at the Lockerby Legion, 2200 Long Lake Road, Sudbury. In lieu of flowers, in his memory, deposits to The Garth and Louise Mullin Overcoming Adversity Scholarship Fund can be made at the main branch of the Bank of Montreal at 79 Durham Street, Sudbury, P3E 3M5.