Peter Dempsey

Obituary of Peter Milton Dempsey

Peter Milton Dempsey, age 87, of Bedford, passed away peacefully on Saturday October 16, 2021 at Abbie Lane Palliative Care. Born in Herring Cove he was the son of the late Carlton and Elsie Dempsey.


Peter worked at the Halifax Herald for 35 years and enjoyed a long 30-year retirement with his wife Lorraine. They spent many winters in Florida and loved to travel. Peter will be remembered as soft-spoken and was a man of great kindness. All children and animals loved to be around him. He married his childhood sweetheart, Dorothy (Foley) and was a great family man. Together they had four children, Andrew (DeeDee), Christine (Ken) Norris, Barry and Phillip (Kerry). Surviving are grandchildren Jacqueline, Danielle, Brontë, Kyle, Michelle as well as 11 great grandchildren.


Peter is also survived by second wife Lorraine (Baxter-Boyd) and stepsons Stephen (Andrea), Stanley (Pattie) and 7 step grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.


He was predeceased by his first wife Dorothy "Dossy" (Foley) brothers Daniel, Phillip, Paul, David, Keith, Larry and great grandson Memphis.


A special thanks to the team in Palliative Care at the VG as well as the team on 9 Lane. We are grateful for kindness and compassion.


Donations in memory of Peter may be made to the Red Cross or Hope Cottage.


A funeral service will take place on Friday October 22, 2021 at 10:30 am at J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, NS. Due to COVID19, proof of double vaccination and registration is required.


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