DEMPSEY, GERALD ERNEST
Much loved and forever in our hearts.
Born December 2, 1936 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After a courageous and hard fought battle with Cancer, Gerry passed away peacefully on June 8th, 2007 at 70 years of age. He was a loving husband to Carla, father to Randy, Rick and Shannon and stepfather to Tracie and Amy. He was also a very proud “Papa” to Hayden and Hudson. Gerry was passionate about family and friends, singing and playing guitar, fishing and golf. He was also a die-hard Toronto Maple Leafs and Hamilton Tiger Cats fan. He was a proud and hard working man. He distinguished himself in the military, was a great organizer, mentor and possessed an incredible sense of fairness. He often defended those that were not able to defend themselves. He leaves behind many treasured friends. A special thank you to Home Care Nurses, Robin and Iris and especially Heather Haines, an undoubting advocate. The family would also like to express appreciation to Randall, Susan and Kristen of the Saanich Peninsula Hospice Unit for their dedication and kindness. A celebration of Gerry’s life will be held at the Esquimalt Legion (#172) 622 Admirals Road, June 21st at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Saanich Peninsula Hospice Unit, to which we owe our heartfelt thanks.
Gerry is now free.