Passed away at the Halifax Infirmary with his sister Debra by his side. He was predeceased by his adoptive parents, Fred and Eileen Manning, Sackville; his maternal mother, Frances Gardner, Halifax; his paternal father, Donald K. Dempsey, Harrietsfield; his sister Rosann Steeves, Sackville; brother Kevin Dempsey, Vancouver; brother Michael Dempsey, Halifax.
He is survived by his wife Christine (Hatfield) Manning, Dartmouth; two step-daughters, Michelle Hatfield, Stellarton; Gillian Hatfield, Truro; and five step-granddaughters.
He is also survived by his sister Debra (Dempsey) Bruce, Dartmouth; Donna Gardner, Fairview; Marlene Snow, Vancouver; Kathy Snow, Texas; Brenda Dempsey, Hammonds Plains; brother Brian Dempsey, New Brunswick; four nieces and five nephews.
We would like to thank the ICU staff, Dr. Ward Patrick and the ICU nursing staff for their wonderful care and also the Salvation Army.
We would also like to extend special thanks to Joe Gibson and Joe Maclean for all of their help, support and understanding.
Service details will be announced here on this site when available.