Donald Frederick "Donnie" Dempsey

 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Frederick Dempsey which occurred on December 6, 2019 at Bobby’s Hospice. Born in Saint John on October 24, 1954 he was a son of the late Edward and Florence (Dwyer) Dempsey.


Donald is survived by his 8 daughters: Gloria Andrews (Jason), Amanda Dempsey (Brandon), Virginia Dempsey (Brian), Tammy Fudge (Wayne), Tanya Tays (David), Tina Thomas, Dawn Obal, and Alice Thomas; his best friend Louise Short; 2 brothers: Raymond Thompson and David Dempsey; 2 sisters: Margaret Dempsey and Lori (Dempsey) Oudbler; 23 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, Donald was predeceased by his wife Jean Thompson, his son Donald Dempsey; brothers: Ronnie and James Dempsey and sister Gloria Dempsey.


We would like to extend a special thanks to all friends throughout his lifetime that assisted him in his beautiful journey.


Arrangements are under the care of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, N.B. (634-7424). Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM.  A funeral service will take place on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM from the Brenan’s Chapel. Donations in Donald’s Memory may be made to Bobby’s Hospice or donor’s choice. Online Condolences may be placed at