It is with broken hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Brian John Mullan on July 19, 2021 at the young age of 67. He passed at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice surrounded by his family after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. Brian leaves behind his beloved wife, Loretta, of 41 fun and incredible years. He was a loving father to Ashley (Michael), and Stephanie (Brandon), and adoring Papa to Elliot and Parker. Little brother to Wayne (Carol) and “Uncle B” to many nieces and nephews and family friends.
Brian spent 35 years (1974-2009), as a proud Hamilton Police Officer spanning a variety of roles including Constable, Inspector, and ultimately rising to Chief of Police in 2003, where he served for 6 years, retiring in 2009. Brian didn’t stop there – he continued to work after retirement on both the Parole Board of Canada and Judiciary Appointment Committee. He was a proud Hamiltonian, with an overall love for the city, but especially, the Hamilton Tiger Cats and looked forward to his weekly Tiger Cat Council meeting. Brian was a member of many organizations and board of directors including, FBI National Academy of Associations, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, and Hamilton Health Sciences.
Brian loved to hang out with his best friends, especially the Hackers Club on and off the golf course, and lifelong friends, the Noble Family. Brian, Loretta and the family want to give special thanks to Dr. Lepic, Dr. Burke, Dr. Graham Fraser and the health care team at Juravinski Hospital. The family would also like to thank the amazing team at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice for caring for Brian in the final days of his life.