On February 20, 2008 John Glen Dempsey was taken suddenly near Lac La Jeune at the age of 45 years. He is survived by three brothers, Gary (Vicky), Brett (Julie) and Lawrence (Judy), his two sisters Lorraine and Diana and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Catherine-Louise and father Ben.
John was born in Castlegar, B.C. on December 15, 1962, he moved to Kamloops in 1970. After leaving for a few years in the spring of ?78, he lived with his family in Houston, Texas, then Whitehorse, Yukon before returning to Kamloops in 1979. He worked as a prep cook for a few years before dystonia, his disability, made it hard for him to work. He then spent many years volunteering for People In Motion and occasionally with the Salvation Army and at the Men?s shelter.
A Celebration of John?s life will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 2:00 pm in the Schoening Funeral Chapel with Pastor Don Maione officiating.
Should friends desire, donations may be made to People In Motion, 6E-750 Cottonwood Avenue, Kamloops, B.C. V2B 3X2 in memory of John would be appreciated.
On-line condolences may be expressed atwww.schoenings.com
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 513 Seymour Street, telephone 374 -1454.
Published by Kamloops This Week on Sep. 11, 2013.