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Rev. Dempsey

June 8, 1939 — September 18, 2018

Paul Russell Dempsey passed away September 18, 2018. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Fern (Featherston), and his children Lynn (Tim Dobbin), Brian (Anne Rintala), and Carol (David Bertrand). He was Grandpa to Sophie and Felicity Dobbin; Kira, Mika, Vesa, and Tiia Dempsey; Sylvia, Vivian, and Russell Bertrand. Paul was predeceased by his parents Allison and Jereldene Dempsey and his brothers Morris and Keith. He is survived by his brother Ian (Nancy).
Paul was ordained as a Minister of the United Church of Canada in 1965 and served congregations in Manitoba and Saskatchewan before returning to Ontario in 1977 and serving the congregation at Annesley United in Markdale. In 1989 the Dempsey family moved to Bracebridge where Paul served the United Church until retirement in 2003. In retirement he did Sunday Supply around Muskoka and longer terms at Lake of Bays and at St. James United in Parry Sound.
Paul was a founding member of Hospice Muskoka and a Board Member of Habitat for Humanity. Paul loved sports and was an active curler and tennis/pickle-ball player. He valued time spent in nature camping and hiking. He was also an enthusiastic fan of the Jays, the Leafs, and the Hamilton Tiger Cats.
Visitation for Paul will be held September 24th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Bracebridge United Church. A Celebration of Life service will be at the church on September 25th at 2 pm with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Bracebridge United Church, the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church, South Muskoka Memorial Hospital or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Visitation Details

Monday, September 24th, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Bracebridge United Church

Monday, September 24th, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Bracebridge United Church

Service Information

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 2:00pm, Bracebridge United Church

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