Obituary of Paula Marie McMullin, Reserve Mines
Paula Marie McMullin, 58, passed away peacefully at the Glace Bay General Hospital on March 2,2022. Paula was the youngest daughter of the late Michael and Margaret (O’Brien) McMullin, Centerville, Reserve Mines. In her younger years, Paula attended school at Grand Lake. She enjoyed TV, Christmas Daddies and the IWK Telethon for which she saved her coins to donate. She greatly enjoyed country music, her birthday parties, and especially a houseful of family and their friends to laugh and sing with. Following her parents passing, Dolly and Buddy Bryden became her guardian and caregivers, and along with their children, her second family. She was our special girl, loved by all, and we will miss her dearly. For the past several years, the special care provided by her Homecare and VON family allowed her to stay in her family home until her recent illness. We are truly grateful for all their loving care. She is survived by sisters, Dollena Bryden, Anne Gouthro, Marie McNeil (Francis), Leona MacDonald (Roy), Patricia Campbell (Francis), nieces, Bernadette Poirier, Ellen Bryden; Joanne Rutherford, Paula Brandon, Helen Gouthro,Tammy Gouthro; Lisa Kreitzer, Katherine McNeil, Kate Campbell, nephews, Michael (Buddy)Bryden, Francis McNeil Jr., Roy Kennedy Jr., Ryan MacDonald, Brian and Ian Campbell and many grand nieces and nephews, including Ashley Donovan and Marissa Bryden, who grew up with Paula. Besides her parents, Paula was predeceased by her infant brother, Neil Francis, grandparents, Neil and Maryanne McMullin, Richard and Anne O’Brien, brothers-in-law, Buddy (Poppy) Bryden and Sonny Gouthro. Our gratitude to Dr. Oyibo, the amazing staff at ER and ICU at CBRH, and 3rd floor GBGH; Fr. Norman McPhee, and to Ellen and Marissa Bryden for all their care and help. Cremation has taken place under the direction of VJ McGillivray Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Glace Bay. Funeral service to be held at a later date. On line condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca. Donations in Paula’s memory may be made to IWK Hospital or Nova Scotia Down Syndrome Society.