DEMPSTER, Mary Jane (Pierrette)
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"Forever in our Hearts"
January 4, 1928 - October 26, 2012
Peacefully, in hospital with her loving family and best friend by her side on Friday, October 26th, 2012, at the age of 84. Much loved daughter of the late Jean Louis and Marie Louise (nee Lawlor) Vallée, and daughter-in- law of the late John (Jack) Jr. and Helen Bernice (nee LePage) Dempster. Married April 23rd, 1960 for 26 years to the late Albert Denton (Denny) Dempster, at Lady of Fatima Chapel, Griesbach Barracks, Edmonton, she is survived by her companion of 24 years, André Lambert. Survived by her sister Huguette (Laurent) Gauthier, and sister-in- law Dorothy (Jim) Johnson. Predeceased by sisters Michelle, and Ginette, and brothers Fernand, Jean, and Gilles. Cherished mother of John David (Lucia), Robert Michael (Barbara), and Kristine Anne Louise (David). Nanny Pete is loved and will be missed by Alexandra, Nicholas, Taylor, Geoffrey, Bobby, and Jordan. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, E5 and Ottawa Hospital, General Campus, 6th West for their compassionate end of life care of our mother. Also, a sincere thank you to the staff of Le Jardin Royal Retirement Residence and We Care Home Health Services. Family and friends are invited to attend a service to celebrate Pierrette's life at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 2757 St. Joseph Blvd, Orléans on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., with reception to follow at Le Jardin Royal Retirement Residence, 2802 St Joseph Blvd, Orléans. Pierrette will be laid to rest at Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, next to Denny. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Palliative Care of Ontario www.hpco.ca, in memory of our mother, would be appreciated.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Nov. 10, 2012